We have been in touch with the owners, Brakspears, who tell us that:
We have recently regained possession of the pub through legal means. There has been significant activity at the pub recently, as our property manager has been securing the building and arranging collection of the rubbish that was left by the previous tenant. We have also employed a caretaker who will reside at the premises. His role is purely to secure the building and ensure that we do not have squatters entering the pub. We do not have any intention of reopening the pub at this stage.
I appreciate your concerns, but I can assure you that we are taking steps to make sure the building is secure and cleared from rubbish.