Now THAT's a roaring log fire! Blaze burning in pub hearth hasn't gone out for 172 YEARS

Mail Online | 12/3/2017 | Charlie Bayliss For Mailonline
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This is the English pub which has kept its own log fire burning continuously for a staggering 172 years - and manages get burn through three transit vans full of logs each month.

The Warren House Inn in Dartmoor, Devon sits 1,425ft above sea and is more than a mile from the nearest farm.

Pub - Tin - Miners - Shelter - Time

The pub once used to be provide tin miners valuable shelter at any time of the day and has kept the tradition of the fire burning ever since it was first built in 1845.

Even in the summer months, the fire is kept burning and every morning, Peter Parsons' first job is to shake the ash away and add a few more logs into the fire.

Mr - Parsons - Wife - Janet - Run

Mr Parsons, 61, and his wife Janet run by pub, which is owned by the Duchy of Cornwall. He said he will never stop tending to the fire and said the flame could even be older than initially thought as it was transferred from the grate of the former pub which was across the road.

The father-of-two said: 'The pub as it is standing now dates back to 1845 - and so does the fire.

Pub - Road - Pub - Miners - Villages

'The pub was across the road but it allegedly burned down and this pub was built to serve the miners who worked in the villages nearby.

'It was here purely to give them a place to gather and eat and likely gamble.

Fire - Peat - Day - Night - Time

'Back then the fire was kept burning with peat. It was kept continuously burning all through the day and night so no mater what time they came in they could warm up.

'As a result, the fire has been burning for as long as this pub has been standing.

Miners - Tradition - Fire

'The miners finished in the early 1900s but the tradition of the fire was kept going.

'It is very easy to keep...
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