A restaurant which was devastated by a fire earlier this year has announced it will be reopening next week.

Emergency services were called to the Beefalo Meat House on Blackburn Road, Astley Bridge, on the morning of March 6.

Extensive roof damage was caused to the restaurant, which opened in September 2021 and the roof was badly affected.

Images from the aftermath showed the extent of the destruction with half the roof ripped off.

Five fire appliances and one specialist hydraulic platform to target the blaze.

Following this the restaurant announced it would be closed until further notice.

But now in a statement made online Beefalo Meat House said it was grateful for messages of concern during a “challenging time.”

They said: “After a devastating fire, we're pleased to announce that our restaurant will be reopening its doors on Wednesday, November 22.

“We want to express our deepest gratitude to everyone who reached out with messages of concern and support during this challenging time.

“A special shout out to the incredible emergency services who worked tirelessly to ensure minimal damage and the safety of everyone.

“We can't wait to welcome you all back and create unforgettable dining experiences together.”

The restaurant also assured people that the building is now safe.

They added: “We understand that the fire may have caused some concerns, but we want to assure you that we have implemented enhanced safety protocols and procedures to provide a secure and enjoyable dining experience.

“Your health and well-being remain our top priority, and we will continue to follow all recommended guidelines and regulations to ensure a safe environment for everyone.

“We are eager to reconnect with our valued customers and create unforgettable dining experiences together.

"The reopening of our restaurant represents a new chapter for us, and we are filled with excitement and gratitude as we embark on this journey.”