Residents are expressing their sadness about the fire that is devastating a restaurant in Bracklesham.
The fire ripped through the restaurant on Bracklesham Lane late this afternoon, and was still blazing at 7.30pm this evening.
Diane Littlewood, a Bracklesham lane resident, said: “This is so sad. It was such a lovely old building.”
Others initially thought the blaze was a bonfire.
Engines from Chichester, Bognor Regis, Selsey and Littlehampton were called to the scene at 4.45pm.
No one is believed to been hurt in the fire.