A 43-year-old-man has been charged with burglary after a break-in at the Whipper In Hotel in Market Place, Oakham, on Thursday.
Two men entered the premises through a back gate at 2.30am and tried to steal the till.
A member of staff was able to detain the 43-year-old until police arrived. He has since been bailed.
The second man ran away.
Anyone with information can contact police on 0116 222 2222.