England cricketer Stuart Broad says he is “devastated” after his pub was destroyed in a fire.
Dozens of firefighters were on duty in the early hours of Saturday to battle the blazes that engulfed The Tap & Run in Upper Broughton, Nottinghamshire.
The Boozer is jointly owned by Broad and his former England teammate Harry Gurney, who opened it in 2018.
Pictures show the pub completely burned out by the fire as flames and smoke billowed from the building.
Fire investigators believe the fire was accidental but have not released any further details.
In a statement, Broad and Gurney said: “We are devastated to inform you that due to a significant fire in the early hours of June 11, The Tap & Run will not be traded for the foreseeable future.
“We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the great support.
“And finally… we’ll be back! Watch this room.’
The friends posted a picture of their beloved pub with firefighters battling the blazes.
They said: “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 over the coming days and weeks.”
No one was in the pub at the time of the fire.
It comes as Broad prepares to face New Zealand on day two of the second Test at Trent Bridge.
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