A DENBIGHSHIRE establishment is hoping to open once more "in the not too distant future" after it suffered a fire.

Earlier this month, the Griffin Inn, in Llanbedr DC, experienced a serious fire, which was thought to be electrical, left total smoke damage at the site.

In a post on Facebook, the Griffin Inn said: "Unfortunately we have suffered an outbreak of fire overnight and will be closed whilst we sort things out and get everywhere cleaned up.

"Fortunately everyone is ok. The phone lines are currently down so please use email or messenger to get in touch.

"We envisage being closed for a few weeks but will update... when we know more.

"We are trying to contact people with bookings. Apologies to everyone who has booked and will be let down.

"Hopefully we’ll be able to welcome you again in the not too distant future."

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A spokeswoman for the North Wales Fire and Rescue Service said they were called to the fire at 2.49am on Saturday, February 11.

"The fire is thought to have been electrical," added the spokeswoman.

"The fire caused 35sqm of fire damage and 100 per cent smoke damage to the building."

Griffin Inn owner Sian Jones said: "Fortunately everyone is okay.

"There’s just a lot of work to do to get the Griffin Inn back up and running again.

"We don’t have a timeframe as yet."

It was back in 2019 that Sian bought the inn.

The Grade II-listed Griffin closed in 2017 after being put up for sale by previous owners Robinson Brewery.

At the time, Sian said she could not stand by while her local pub closed and decided to step forward after a community ownership fundraising campaign for private donations was discontinued.

Despite backing from the Llanbedr Dyffryn Clwyd Community Council, which raised residents’ community tax contribution to boost the fundraiser, the campaign was unable to gather the £150,000 needed.

"This is my local pub and I don’t want to see it close," she said.