The future of the Queen’s Head in Willsbridge has finally been resolved – but not as a pub. South Gloucestershire planners have recently given permission for change of use on the Grade 2 listed building to be converted into a private residence. The pub had something of a chequered end to its history with a succession of different tenants and managers as well as periods when it stood empty. The die was cast in 2010 when owners The Pub Company went into administration. The property was put on the market in December 2011 at £195,000 free of tie. The following year, that price was reduced to £155,000 but the only offers received by the appointed agents were for eventual uses of the building, other than a pub.
Last month, the Council’s Development Control Committee approved an application on behalf of a prospective purchaser to make interior alterations and transform the building into a 3 bedroom house. The plan was opposed by objectors who still believed the pub could be run as a viable concern and a late offer was received by the selling agent from an interested party. However, this did not eventually materialise and the general consensus was that the Queen’s Head had pulled its last pint.