A catering business has spoken out after a fire at Hook Norton Brewery destroyed its head offices this week. 

According to Hook Norton Brewery, contract caterers Thomas Franks have leased the top floor of the stable block as their head office for over eight years.

The fire ripped through the stables with 10 fire appliances from the county attending to maintain the incident, which happened yesterday, Monday, May 20. 

In a statement the founder and CEO of Thomas Franks, Frank Bothwell, said: "In response to the fire that broke out yesterday lunchtime at one of our head offices, located at our home in the brewery.

"We are deeply grateful to report that all employees and visitors were evacuated safely, with no injuries reported.

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"Despite the loss of our much-loved stables home, our other head office on site remained untouched, allowing us to continue operations without interruption.

"Our priority remains the safety and well-being of our people.

"We are incredibly proud of their resilience and the support they have shown each other during this challenging time.

"We extend our sincere gratitude to James Clarke and his team at the brewery, as well as the emergency services, for their prompt and professional response in managing the situation and assessing the damage.

"All teams, managers, and locations are fully operational.

"We remain committed to maintaining our high standards of service and support for our clients, as always."

The cause of the fire is still under investigation by Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue.