The once-popular Dart Inn, in Stapenhill, has been boarded up, but owners Admiral Taverns assure the pub is here to stay.
The boozer's future looked to be on the cards when boards were put up covering the doors and windows, but the building will not be being demolished, say bosses.
The pub, in Short Street, is owned by community pub group, Admiral Taverns, and closed its doors to customers earlier this year. A spokesman from Admiral said that the boards are only up while they hunt for a new licensee to take the pub on.
He said: "We are currently looking for someone to take over the Dart Inn. It's been a really popular pub for a long time, and we're hoping to find someone who can bring it to life again."
The Dart Inn originally opened in a prefab building in 1951 and became so popular that a permanent structure was built in 1967.
The original prefab Dart Inn was built during a post-war period of restrictions to fulfil a local need. But this temporary pub soon became popular and the prefab structure grew tired over the next 16 years.