We are devastated to report there has been significant damage caused to Grill & Grain at the Boatyard, Riley Green, following a fire.

Staff discovered the fire at around 11.50am on April 12 and immediately evacuated the site, ensuring everyone got out safely.

Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service were at the scene all afternoon and worked tirelessly however the building has been significantly damaged.

Chief Executive Officer for Thwaites, Rick Bailey, said: "The most important thing is that nobody was injured however we are totally devastated by the damage caused."

"We spent many months developing Grill & Grain and were all so proud when it opened in November - in just a few months it has already become really popular. We've had many comments from customers who have seen the news about the fire and I'd like to thank them for their kind thoughts.

"We will be doing all we can to support the team at Grill & Grain through this next period and apologise to anyone who had made a booking, as clearly we will need to close for the foreseeable future."