The new owners of the Cap in Hand plan to reboot it as a bar or restaurant if a leaseholder can come up with more than £100,000 a year in rent.

Last summer: Cap in Hand Wetherspoon pub to close

Touted as holding a "prominent position" between Tolworth and Hinchley Wood, those overseeing the letting advertisement are offering a 10 to 15-year lease.

Commercial property company Jenkins Law is advertising the 1930s building as a bar or restaurant but has said "alternative uses may be considered subject to planning".

Formerly part of the JD Wetherspoons chain, last year the Hook favourite was sold on to Mendoza Limited, a company based in the Isle of Man.

Dec 30: Royal visits, a 1966 world cup winner and an air strip: History of the Cap in Hand 

Mendoza remained quiet on the future use of the building when the sale was confirmed, sparking concerns a flat complex could be proposed.

The new owners of the pub wasted no time clearing out the building. Furniture was removed and stacked in skips in the week following closure.

Signs have been taken down and the windows are now covered in whitewash.