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.”
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…cont. pic.twitter.com/nfZxtqFBml— The Tap & Run, Upper Broughton. (@tapandrunCW) June 11, 2022
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.