Such a shame that the Olive Branch in Yapton has closed again and is up for sale. It would be a bigger tragedy for the village if the property is re-developed for housing as suggested on the Savills PDF details.
In my opinion the building needs a major refurbishment inside and out. It should be renamed and rebranded as a village pub / coffeeshop / restaurant. Convert the beer garden to a contemporary glass covered dining area so food and drinks can be served all year round. There is so much potential for creating a welcoming comfortable place that appeals to people young and old.
Keeping the Olive Branch would be far better for the village than another property development - it's not like we need anymore houses!