A prominent Grade II listed Wiltshire pub will go up for auction after plans to convert it into flats were withdrawn.

The White Hart Hotel has been a feature of the A4 London Road in Calne, at the junction with the A3102, for over 400 years, but faces an uncertain future.

In February, BEAM Contracting, the firm leading the redevelopment of the site, was hopeful that Wiltshire Council would soon determine a proposal to transform the venue into four new homes.

But on March 8 the applicants withdrew these plans, leaving the future of the venue unclear.

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: The White Hart, CalneThe White Hart, Calne (Image: Rightmove)

The pub, which last traded several years ago, will now go under the hammer at Town and Country Property Auctions in an online event on April 16.

A guide price of £275,000 has been set and the owner is open to pre-auction offers.

The former hotel has already been partially converted into an eight-home gated development, although this scheme retained the pub at the junction of London Road and Silver Street.

BEAM Contracting has been marketing the vacant premises for around two years, but fears the business may no longer be viable, prompting the now withdrawn redevelopment plans.

In February, projects director Steve Hawes said finding an occupant for the pub had been made difficult by “major shocks” to the industry.