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Work started to make local pub rise like a phoenix

Work has started to re-build a local pub devastated by a fire last month.

The Tap & Run in Upper Broughton, which is co-owned by cricket legends Stuart Broad and Harry Gurney, updated their supporters recently on progress after a fire destroyed the much loved pub.

The building was severely damaged by fire as photographed the morning after the blaze. Photo: NEMM

Writing on Facebook in a statement the pub said: "Our building insurers, Arch Insurance, aided by Sedgwick, have accepted liability and we can now get on with the rebuild. We are so grateful for their early decision on this. We can breathe again for the first time in weeks."

Fire crews from Leicestershire & Nottinghamshire were called to a blaze at the pub, between Nottingham and Melton Mowbray in the early hours of 11th June following reports of a fire within the property.

A fire engine from Melton station pictured outside the Tap & Run on the morning of the fire. Photo: NEMM

Crews attended and the main road through the village was closed for most of the day while firefighters battled to bring the blaze under control and try and save the building.

The statement continued: " Since the fire on June 11th we have had a fire investigation and multiple meetings and communications with loss adjusters. They have been understanding, professional and worked quickly to settle the case, which we are so grateful for."

A Nottinghamshire Fire & Rescue spokesman told NEMM that the fire was accidental.

He said: "Accidental is our final finding. Due to the damage caused, we are unable to be more specific on this occasion."

Crews outside the pub on the morning of the fire.. Photo: NEMM

Tap & Run have confirmed they have appointed Gately Smithers Purslow to manage the rebuild and the next phase will be started by Tanwood Construction which is to dismantle the roof.

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