A RYEDALE pub is offering free beer today - despite having a fire on the premises earlier this morning (Monday).

Fire crews were called to The Kings Head in Kirkbymoorsideto a fire in the pub.

A spokesperson for the pub said: "For those that don’t know we had a small fire early this morning in our laundry room.

"Only Matt was inside and was well away from the affected area.

We would like to say a huge thank you to both the Kirkby and Pickering fire crews for their speedy response time and great work to keep the damage to a very minimum!!

Also thanks to those that called and messaged to check on how we are."

The Kings Head is also offering free beer from 2pm today (Monday)

"Obviously we’re closed but we have over 110 pints of Wainwright, Cumberland and Hobgoblin left that’s only going to go to waste.

"So starting Monday from 2pm if you bring an empty container to our back door we’ll fill it for you free of charge of the ale of your choice.