The sale of the Leaping Salmon has fallen through.
The estate agents confirmed the news today.
Somebody local was said to be buying the pub with an eye on keeping at least part of it in the catering trade.
But the plan depended on a manager who has pulled out and the offer was withdrawn at the last minute.
There is a chance it will be made again but meanwhile the agents are going back to other interested parties.
“It’s back to the drawing board,” admitted Michael Easton of JLL.