Well once again a considered, practical and reasonable offer on the table let’s see if Mr Punch wants to play.
Its not as easy to guess as one might think, some places he is ripping money off the ask and others he has his heels firmly dug in. As a point of note the ask for this one is less than the fit out costs!
I hear very bad news about the tavern with people helping themselves to beer, smoking in the bar, etc so it sounds like he has been overrun by customers which is not as uncommon as you may think. With any luck he will be a big enough nuisance for the bank to want out of it soon . . . . .