I can see your 4 internal pics fine.
"Although it is The Meadows, personally, I would not describe it as slums."
You should've seen the state of Arkwright Walk, where the pub is, before demolition.
"However, the council want it cleared.
So the gentrification further up London Road can come in. Sold! to the highest bidder."
gentrification further up London Road?
The new properties will be a mix of Council, Housing Association & Private (like now), so not quite "Sold! to the highest bidder."
"So Humph will be sat on a rapidly appreciating asset. And initially, the only pub!"
I very much doubt that. For the last few years of its Oakwell life only the bar/games room was open, with kids running amok most times I went in whilst adults watched daytime tv on a large screen. The front door was locked at all times, entry via buzzer & video link. That gives an indication as to what the area was like.
Also it isn't the only pub in the area. A 100 yards towards town is the Poets Corner. A 100 yards in the other direction is the Embankment. A few yards further on is the The Riverbank Bar & Kitchen, well was as it closed suddenly in January. The other side of London road has the Trent Navigation with the Navigation brewery behind it. Can't comment on the Poets but the others are rarely busy these days apart from Saturday football crowd / Test Matches and the odd Friday night. So, the current locals don't seem to be pub-goers. Maybe S.S prices might entice a few more out, however Oakwell prices were similar so I wouldn't bet on it.
"The pub has been busy since it opened. Manager and his partner friendly."
One other customer when we went in late on Sunday evening, though I'm not saying that it wasn't busy earlier or on the Saturday. It'll be interesting to see how it's doing in a few weeks time. Yes, they are very friendly and I do wish them well.
"New to S.S and pub trade."
Seems to be preferred by S.S according to their website. Now, why wouldn't they want experienced couples? Why can't either have a job away from the pub? Ok, those questions are off-topic.
"Anyone wanting to visit, it's a sod to get to / find."
If not driving... it's a 10 minute walk from Midland Railway station, "straight down", i.e. via the pedestrianised Arkwright Walk. Not that I'd recommend doing it in the dark. Any bus, apart from no.11, going over Trent Bridge, alighting at Ryehill St, and walk back towards said St. Saviours.
"Meadows is confusing road layout with lots of blockages / dead ends."
Ha! Slightly better than it was, now that some of the buses-only restrictions have been lifted. City Council hates car usage with a vengeance. Be wary of parking on the road as there is little free parking and one has to pay at a parking meter via mobile phone.
It wasn't only the road layout that was confusing, the pedestrian area was a veritable rat-warren of alley-ways much loved by muggers & bike-riding drug dealers.
Not that all locals are/were vermin, some very nice, warm-hearted, people still live in the area, and some even allow me to be their friend.
Judging by the adverts on Gumtree, S.S have been trying to re-open the pub for some time.https://www.gumtree.com/p/bar-jobs/the-riverway-arkwright-walk-meadows-nottingham-ng2-2ju.-pub-management-couple-required/1111862639
before this met with a successful applicanthttps://www.gumtree.com/p/bar-jobs/the-riverway-arkwright-walk-meadows-nottingham.-live-in-joint-management-couple-required/1133833095