It'll be nice to see this reopen as a nice family pub like the Huntsman in Downend offering a £3.99 carvery in a revamped venue.
This is ideally located for the new hospital and for Kingswood and Fishponds in general.
The crown in Soundwell remains unsold and if anything this is better for flats with a huge yard at the back of the pub.
All I can suggest is keep an eye on the Bristol CC planning website and see if any planning applications are submitted, although because Pubs and Shops like co-op are in the same planning class they won't necessarly need to apply for planning permission (unless they are knocking it down or converting the upstairs to residential). Hope that helps Jess