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Emmerdale fire revealed as iconic pub The Woolpack is left in ruin

PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: Last orders at the bar! Emmerdale fire sees iconic pub The Woolpack closed for business as new images reveal charred brickwork and boarded windows after catastrophic Christmas blaze leaves it in ruin

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It was last orders at the bar on Monday as iconic Emmerdale watering hole The Woolpack closed for business after being gutted by a catastrophic fire. 

The iconic TV pub will go up in flames over Christmas after experiencing financial difficulties during the coronavirus pandemic – but producers remain tight lipped over the fate of its current landlord, Marlon Dingle. 

New images from the Yorkshire set find The Woolpack in a sorry state, with every window boarded up and an unwelcoming skip, notably filled with charred refuse, parked next to its famous entrance. 

Blackened scorch marks are also visible upon the building’s façade and around each of its four front windows, suggesting the bar and its upstairs living area have been devastated by the blaze.   

Nightmare: It was last orders at the bar on Monday as iconic Emmerdale watering hole The Woolpack closed for business after being gutted by a catastrophic fire

The cause of the fire is yet to be established, but with trained chef Marlon struggling to steer the pub through a serious financial crisis it’s possible that arson could be a motive.

While the new storyline currently offers more questions than answers it’s not the first time a fire has devastated The Woolpack during Emmerdale’s eventful 49-year run. 

Loyal fans will remember the pub going up in smoke as far back as 1998, after the late Alan Turner’s granddaughter Tricia Stokes turned up in the village unannounced and quickly found a job behind the bar. 

Gutted: The iconic TV pub will go up in flames over Christmas after experiencing financial difficulties during the coronavirus pandemic

Gutted: The iconic TV pub will go up in flames over Christmas after experiencing financial difficulties during the coronavirus pandemic

Catastrophe: New images from the Yorkshire set find The Woolpack in a sorry state, with every window boarded up and an unwelcoming skip, notably filled with charred refuse, parked next to its famous entrance

Pictured: The rear of the famous Yorkshire pub

Catastrophe: New images from the Yorkshire set find The Woolpack in a sorry state, with every window boarded up and an unwelcoming skip, notably filled with charred refuse, parked next to its famous entrance

Hard at work: Crew members were seen idling on the street outside the pub as they filmed scenes to be aired over Christmas

Hard at work: Crew members were seen idling on the street outside the pub as they filmed scenes to be aired over Christmas

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