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Roof reinstated at fire savaged pub as rebuild progress starts to show

The Tap & Rub in Upper Broughton has had its roof replaced following a major fire earlier this year which destroyed most of the much loved pub.

The pub, which is owned by cricket legends Stuart Broad and Harry Gurney, was sadly destroyed by a fire in the early hours of 11th June this year. It is currently going through a £1 million makeover and they hope to reopen in Spring 2023.

Harry Gurney on the roof of the Tap & Run which has been replaced. Photo: Tap & Run

Posting an update on the pub's Facebook page joint owner Harry Gurney said: "The roof is pretty much complete we decided to reinstate the slate that was originally there in the 60s and we think it looks great!


The internal walls are now being marked out ready for stud walls to go in before Christmas. We will also have a new staircase going in in the next few weeks.


After Christmas we’ll start to see the internal fit out begin, and we’ll hopefully have a lot more progress updates for you then."

Slates have been installed at the pub which is undergoing a £1million makeover. Photo: Tap & run

After recently taking investment from Lee Cash, founder of Peach Pubs, The Cat and Wickets Pub Company has moved fast to open its second pub, after the success of The Tap & Run.

A Melton fire appliance in attendance at the Tap & Run on 11th June 2022. Photo: NEMM

Eight fire appliances from Leicestershire & Nottinghamshire attended the incident in June of this year after the alarm was raised early in the morning. The pub has been closed ever since and members of the public cannot wait for it to re-open.

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