A man who tried to set fire to a restaurant on Tombs of the Kings Road in Paphos on Thursday evening was arrested and remanded for five days on Friday.
Police said the man, 56, had a personal dispute with the owner of the restaurant.
At around 11pm, the man started a fire after he broke the glass of the kitchen door. The place was open at the time and customers spotted the fire.
The 34-year-old owner said he managed to put out the fire before it could spread.
Firefighters later found broken glass and blackened walls in the kitchen.
The pub’s owner reported that he had forbidden the man to enter the premises after he started a fight when he was drunk a week ago and damaged some equipment.
Since then, he told police, he has threatened to damage their business.
When police searched the home of the suspect they found a cannabis plant in a pot and cannabis resin weighing approximately 13 grammes.
Police have started investigating the incident by questioning five people and are expected to question another 25 acquaintances and family members.
The cost of the fire damage has not yet been calculated.