Cricket stars’ pub up in flames

By Nikkie Thatcher

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Pub blaze: the fire took hold over the weekend (image: Getty/Jaroslaw Kilian)
Pub blaze: the fire took hold over the weekend (image: Getty/Jaroslaw Kilian)

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A village pub owned by cricketers Stuart Broad and Harry Gurney has been damaged by a fire over the weekend.

The blaze broke out at the Tap & Run in Upper Broughton, on the Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire border.

In a post on the pub’s social media over the weekend (Saturday 11 June), it said: “We’re absolutely devastated to report that a fire broke out in the pub during the night.

“We are heartbroken to see our beautiful pub up in flames. Thankfully no one was hurt. We are sorry we will not be able to honour any bookings for the foreseeable future and sorry for any distress the fire has caused the villagers.

“Thank you to the fire service who have been brilliant and thank you for everyone’s kind messages of support, we really appreciate it.

“We will keep everyone updated in the coming days and weeks.”

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Broad’s fiancé BBC Radio 1 ​presenter and former member of The Saturdays Molly King also shared the news on her Instagram.

She said: “Heartbroken for Stuart Broad, Harry Gurney and all the team at the Tap & Run.

“I know how much love and hard work you’ve all put into this incredible pub, it holds so many memories close to my heart."

Emergency services message

King added: “Thank you for everyone’s well wishes and support, it means the world. I will definitely pass those onto Stuart and his team.

“It is such a huge relief that no one has been hurt in the fire. A massive thank you has to go to the fire service.

“The Tap & Run, you have always welcomed your customers with such love and open arms, we are all here to support you and see you come back stronger than ever.”

Gurney and Broad launched The Cat & Wickets Pub Company in August 2016 and opened the Tap & Run in 2018​.

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