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Nottingham Post
Joshua Hartley

Rebuild plans in for Stuart Broad's fire-hit Tap & Run Nottinghamshire pub

Repair plans for a fire-hit pub co-owned by an England cricketer have been put forward. The Tap and Run, in Main Road, Upper Broughton, co-owned by England cricketer Stuart Broad and former cricketer Harry Gurney, was seriously damaged by a huge fire on June 11.

The pub, which was the only one in the village, was gutted by the fire in the early hours of the morning after it started in a tumble dryer upstairs. The pub, which had previously operated as the Golden Fleece, has been closed ever since - but plans have now been submitted for repairs to take place ahead of a planned reopening in spring 2023.

Construction company Gateley Smithers Purslow have put forward plans on behalf of the owners' insurance company to "reinstate the building to its previous high standard". They say the proposal would see a "sympathetic repair and reinstatement" of the building to continue its use as a village pub and restaurant.

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The idea is that the building would be like it was before the fire, with no change in the size of the pub. The significant fire destroyed the main roof, gables and first floor of the property and caused further, more limited damage throughout the ground floor.

The works will rebuild the property in its original form except for the use of natural slate for the roof finishes in place of the profiled concrete tiles used on the main roofs prior to the fire. Planners say this will act as a "opportunity" for the pub to have a more sympathetic impact on the wider area.

Co-owner Harry Gurney recently shared his thoughts on the planned £1 million rebuild. He said there would also be some minor internal changes to be announced in the future.

In a planning document, Gateley Smithers Purslow, on behalf of applicant Harry Gurney, said the repairs to the pub were essential for the village. "The Tap & Run occupies a prominent location within Upper Broughton and is a well-known landmark within the area in general. It is therefore considered essential to restore building and business and also take the opportunity offered by these necessary works to improve the visual impact of the property where possible and appropriate.

"The Design of the replacement structure is in keeping with the age and status of the building and the materials are informed by the existing and adjacent buildings. The aesthetic qualities and proportions of the property will be respected preserved and enhanced." The application is pending consideration by Rushcliffe Borough Council.

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