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Tap and Rub pub reopening confirmed

A pub in the Leicestershire countryside which was destroyed by fire will re-open next month.

Tap and Run in Upper Broughton, near Melton, which is owned by cricket stars Stuart Broad and Harry Gurney was destroyed by fire when a tumble dryer overheated on the morning of June 11th 2022.

Crews from Leicestershire Fire & Rescue Service and Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue service were mobilised but despite best efforts the building was destroyed and has been closed ever since while renovation work has been completed.

The pub is making great progress and will reopen next month. Photo: Tap & Run.

In a statement on social media the pub confirmed they will be reopen to the public on Monday 26th June with bookings opening from 2nd June.

The pub said: "THE COUNTDOWN BEGINS! We're thrilled to announce that we're reopening on Monday June 26th after a year-long closure. It's been quite a journey, but we're filled with excitement as we prepare to serve you once more. Starting June 2nd, bookings will be available on our website. To ensure exceptional service, we'll be initially limiting the number of bookings. We can't wait to see you all again! "

Firefighters are the scene in June 2022. Photo: NEMM

Harry said: "While it was devastating to have to close our doors due to the fire, it has given us an unexpected opportunity to make some improvements which we know our customers will be delighted with."

The Tap and Run is part of Gurney and Broad's Cat and Wickets Pub Company. Last year the group purchased its second pub, the Griffin Inn in Swithland, Leicestershire, after securing investment from Peach Pubs founder, Lee Cash.

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