Local residents say they're completely shocked at the burning down of the Bay Horse pub.
It's reported that two men in Scream masks went into the pub on Tuesday evening, making threats.
The landlady and her children fled - before the suspects went on to cover the pub in accelerant and set it alight.
One local woman said: "I can't believe it, it's my local pub, you just would not believe it would happen. We have always come to this pub. It's only small but its part of the community."