The George in Rye on fire yesterday (July 20). Picture: Elaine Thomas

Dramatic pictures show The George in Rye hotel on fire

Dramatic pictures show a fire ripping through the roof of The George in Rye hotel yesterday (July 20).

Fortunately nobody was hut in the devastating blaze, which broke out at just after 4.30am. A couple were due to get married at the historic hotel that day. Firefighters managed to save the bride's wedding dress and other items. Staff at the hotel thanked the community for its support following the blaze. Hastings & Rye MP Amber Rudd also thanked the fire service for its efforts. The building dates from 1575. It has an original Georgian ballroom used for weddings and banquets.

The George in Rye hotel on fire yesterday (July 20). Picture: Elaine Thomas
The George in Rye hotel on fire yesterday (July 20). Picture: Elaine Thomas
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The George in Rye hotel on fire yesterday. (July 20). Picture: Elaine Thomas
The George in Rye hotel on fire yesterday. (July 20). Picture: Elaine Thomas
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The George in Rye hotel on fire on Saturday. Picture: Elaine Thomas

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The George in Rye hotel on fire on Saturday. Picture: Elaine Thomas
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The George in Rye hotel on fire yesterday. Picture: Megan Wright
The George in Rye hotel on fire yesterday. Picture: Megan Wright
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