Cricketer Broad sets up pub business

13th July 2016

England cricketer Stuart Broad is going into the pub business after starting a business with Nottinghamshire team-mate Harry Gurney. 

The pair have set up the Cat & Wickets Pub Company and are about to open their first pub, The Three Crowns in the Leicestershire village of Wymeswold.

Broad and former England one-day international Gurney, along with their friend Dan Cramp, have rented The Three Crowns, a popular village local, from Punch Taverns and have just started a major refurbishment before it re-opens next month.

“I started looking into the possibility of establishing a pub business around Christmas time. I rang Dan, who runs the Larwood & Voce at Trent Bridge, initially just for some advice but it grew from there,” Gurney told the Loughborough Echo. 

“Dan and Broady are also good friends and they had already discussed doing something so when Broady got back from the tour of South Africa we went round to see him.

“We knew having Broady on board would be valuable. We set up the Cat & Wickets Pub Company and we have just got our first pub. In the long term we are hoping to have a little group of pubs.

“Broady will do the PR and he will have a big input into the business. He’s already with contacts he has in the wine trade.”

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