Over the years the pub's been well known for its pool and darts teams. But it was hard to keep them together when it kept closing for months on end. James Footitt first worked there when he was 18. He took it on five months ago when it had metal shutters on the windows and the only things inside were mice.
The pub's been for sale since last April but despite that the brewery invested money in renovations. James believes it could have a good future. That was until an auction sign was put up - which worries those who drink there.
The owners Punch Taverns say they've reviewed their estate and this pub is part of that review. The auction will take place later this month. All James and the locals can do is watch and wait.