Greene King, the owners of Burnham-On-Sea’s fire-hit Rosewood pub, have said it is ‘still too early to give a date for its re-opening’ following a major blaze in June – as Police investigate the theft of alcohol from the property.

We reported here in June that fire crews from across Somerset had tackled the pub blaze in Burnham-On-Sea’s Love Lane which began in the kitchen and quickly spread to the roof.

Police have confirmed that they are also investigating a suspected theft of alcohol from the premises following the blaze.

A Police spokesman told Burnham-On-Sea.com: “We were called to reports of two men stealing bags believed to contain bottles of alcohol from a pub in Love Lane, Burnham-On-Sea on 17th June. There had been a fire at the premises.”

“The incident has been filed pending further information being provided. Anyone with information should contact us quoting 5219135759.”

A Greene King spokesperson for The Rosewood told Burnham-On-Sea.com: “We hired a security firm after the fire to keep the pub secure once we became aware that members of the public had entered the building while it was empty.”

“We continue to assess the damage caused by the fire but it is too soon at this stage to give a timescale for re-opening.”

Fire crews battled to avoid the fire spreading to nearby homes and the adjacent Tesco store, which was evacuated for over two hours. Greene King says the pub building will stay closed until further notice.