Punch Taverns see the pub as part of their core estate and have no plans to sell it. They will refurbish the whole pub prior to installing a new landlord.
They plan to spend about £150k on the inside and outside of the pub, while retaining its essential character. This will include new signage, and making the “back door” the main entrance to the pub. The work will take about 8 weeks so it is likely that the pub will be closed throughout May and June.
At the time of writing they have not recruited a new landlord and if you know of anybody who may be interested then get them to contact Punch directly www.punchtaverns.com