Inside Guy Ritchies pub after devastating fire leaves behind ruin and ash

Guy Ritchie revealed the charred remains of his beloved pub after a devastating blaze took hold of the building.

The fire at the Lore of the Land boozer took 70 firefighters 12 hours to put out.

The British film director, devastated by the damage caused, shared a photo inside of the pub after the bar was engulfed in flames.

The star shared a video of smoke billowing from the windows of the building as fire crews worked tirelessly to stop the blaze.

Emergency services were called out to the Fitzrovia pub on Wednesday, around lunchtime.

Ritchie's photo inside reveals part of the interior is blackened and charred from the scorching temperatures.

Electrical cords can be seen hanging from the ceiling and burnt debris is scattered all over the floor.

Chairs are piled up to one side as the room shows the utter destruction the fire caused.

Ten fire engines and around 70 firefighters rushed to the incident and spent several hours at the scene.

Conway Street, along with nearby Graton Way, were shut off to the public as crews battled.

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Ritchie himself arrived at around 4.30pm, according to reports, and he spoke to firefighters and police officers.

It's said he appeared "calm" as he was told of the awful damage inside.

The boozer is owned by the Fat Boy Pub Company, of which Ritchie is listed as director.

The Lore of the Land only opened last year.

Ritchie also owns a brewing company, Gritchie Brewing Co, which brews beers using barley grown on the Wiltshire/Dorset border.

The brews were on tape in the pub.

Luckily, nobody was injured during the blaze.

Pub manager Kit Kitchener said: "I can’t say too much – we have to let the guys do their thing.

"We are not going to open tomorrow. The only thing that matters is that no one was hurt."

A kitchen worker at the pub, Bidssa Imlria, who had worked at the restaurant for three months, said: "The pub was on fire when I got here but the fire definitely started in the kitchen. We don't know when we'll be allowed back in."

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Jason Fischer, Station Commander, said: "The fire is within the extraction system from the first floor to the roof vent.

“There are no reports of any injuries.

"Access to the seat of the fire is challenging and very labour intensive. The number of fire engines at the scene is a reflection of the need for a high turnover of firefighters wearing breathing apparatus.

"Firefighters are carrying out salvage work and trying to prevent water damage on the floors below."

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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