Cricket stars call time on village pub

Cricket stars Stuart Broad and Harry Gurney have decided not to renew the lease on one of the village pubs their company has been running.

Wednesday, 12th May 2021, 4:31 pm
The Three Crowns at Wymeswold EMN-211205-162521001
The Three Crowns at Wymeswold EMN-211205-162521001

The Three Crowns at Wymeswold, was the first pub their company, the Cat and Wickets Pub Company, took over five years ago.

The lease expires on May 24 and will not be extended due in part to the tough time the sector has had during the Covid pandemic, with a series of enforced closures.

The pub said in a Tweet yesterday (Wednesday): “After a turbulent 18 months for the hospitality industry, our five-year lease at The Three Crowns expires on May 24.

England cricketer Stuart Broad (left) with Notts CCC team-mate Harry Gurney (right) and director Dan Cramp outside their pub - the Tap and Run at Upper Broughton EMN-211205-162558001

“It is with a heavy heart that we have decided not to renew this lease as the pub no longer fits our criteria.”

Stuart and Harry will continue to run the Tap and Run pub, in Upper Broughton, which they launched in September 2018.