Police were called to the Elphinstone Arms on Wednesday morning last week following reports of a fire at the main entrance.
The incident is being treated as attempted fire-raising and police enquiries are continuing.
On Friday, East Lothian Licensing Board agreed to issue a closure order on the pub until August 30.
Convener Jim Goodfellow said this was necessary in the interests of public safety.
He said: “Within that period the board would expect the police to request a review of the premises licence.”
For fire story, see this week’s East Lothian News. On sale now.
Full story of licensing decision in the East Lothian News next week.