I went past it tonight and it had re-opened, with about 8 to 10 people drinking inside.
During its 'closed' period it had a caretaker living there, which is why the shutters came off again. Unusual, but it seems to have worked.
And while I was there, I checked out the 'little' Wellington around the corner, as I'd heard a rumor that it was closed.
I'm pleased to say that it was open as well, with customers inside.