Typical bad decisions based on money grabbing short term scamming pubco's and shoddy property developers who don't give a flying eff for anything other than trousering loads of cash for doing very little.
The landlady could do with putting up a fight - and locals and the wider community should put their weight behind a campaign to stop this utter outrage from happening.
Get local politicians involved immediately. If they aren't interested demand to know why they aren't supporting a local community hub.
Local and national CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) need to be contacted.
Plunkett Foundation and Coop may be able to offer some advice.
Use the Localism Act 2011 and apply to the Local Authority to get the pub listed as an Asset of Community Value.