Sydney pub the General Gordon Hotel was engulfed by flames on 30 July after a fire broke out on the second floor of the venue.

Fire crews arrived to the scene around 1:15pm and managed to get the blaze under control around 3pm.

The cause of the fire has not yet been confirmed, but the inferno caused a significant amount of damage to the venue, with the roof and major internal walls all collapsing.

The Sydenham hotel recently embarked on a renovation of its kitchen and bistro area along with plans to launch a new beer garden.

The hotel was purchased JDA Hotels in February 2017 for $18.1m, as part of the divestment of the publicly-listed Lantern Hotels portfolio, as reported by Australian Hotelier.

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