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Firefighters tackle fire at pub owned by Stuart Broad

Fireighters from two counties are tackling a fire at a pub in Upper Broughton.

Crews were called to the Tap & Run on Main Road, in Upper Broughton just after 3p:20am this morning (Saturday).

The main road through the village remains closed and firefighters continue to fight a fire in the roof.

Nottinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service have confirmed the property is severely damaged.

The road outside the pub remains closed in both directions while firefighters remain at the scene. Photo: NEMM

8 fire engines were mobilised initially to the incident from both Leicestershire Fire & Rescue and Nottinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service.

Crews from Melton Mowbray outside the pub this morning (Saturday). Photo: NEMM

Cricket legends Stuart Broad and Harry Gurney launched the Cat and Wickets Pub Company in 2016.m who own the pub in the village.

The pub is popular among the community. Photo: Tim Williams/Archive

The pub which is popular among residents in Melton & the Vale was formerly known as The Golden Fleece until it was revamped by the cricketer.

Harry Gurney and Stuart Broad at the launch of the pub. Photo: Tim Williams/Archive

It reopened as the Tap & Run gastropub in September 2018. Stuart Broad, who grew up in Melton, has been playing in the Test series against New Zealand with the second test taking place at Trent Bridge.

Firefighters using the aerial ladder platform check the damage. Photo: NEMM

It is not believed to have caused any injuries and a fire investigation will take place.

In a statement on their website, the pub, updated customers: “We are devastated to announce that due to a significant fire in the early hours of June 11th The Tap & Run will not be trading for the foreseeable future.

We are so sorry that we cannot honour our bookings or take any further bookings.

We will keep everyone fully up to date on social media over the next few weeks.

We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the outpouring of support.

And finally... we will be back! Watch this space.”

A photo taken on Saturday morning showing the damage. In a statement issued on Twitter on Saturday evening Stuart Broad said: ”I couldn’t believe the news this morning. Not sure I still can. Our wonderful Pub @tapandruncw caught fire in the early hours. Thankfully no one was hurt, the Nottinghamshire Fire Service were incredible in their efforts & thank you to the villagers for the wonderful support & sorry for the disruption.

Thinking of our awesome staff today, every single person there has created a special pub for the community. It hurts right now but we will come out the other side.”

Updates to follow.

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