OK, so the work now appears completed - no contractors on site. The outside has been fully re-painted - white with black footings, off white woodwork and rainwater goods, new lantern lights, the wall by the car-park completely rebuilt, outbuildings repaired and tidied up. New garden furniture not yet in place but stacked under shelter. Looking through the windows, the basic layout has been kept with a small semi-open room on one side of the bar area and a large one on the other side. Can't see into the tap-room or toilets. Decoration is brown leather & tartan covering for the seats and new sofas, some low and some high (stand-up height) tables. Loads of filament light-bulb fittings, both ceiling mounted and in the windows, new wall-hangings (but the ones about the Battle of Marston Moor look to have been kept). Silly shelf up at just below ceiling height with old cups, saucers, tea-pots and Toby mugs is gone. Carpets difficult to see - no lights on - but seemed neutral, not the usual highly patterned SS stuff. The bar itself is unmoved and looks to have just been tidied up.
Still advertising for a live-in management couple so not open yet, notice for a pop-up pub at the Village Hall continues to be prominently displayed on an A-board by the roadside.
Will post again when it's open (the Sun, not the pop-up)!