The pub where dad of two Tracy McConnell died following a brawl will get a new name and family friendly new image, a licensing committee has been told.
Landlady Kath Keen said she was devastated over the tragedy and no longer wanted to run the Fordrough in West Heath.
Magistrates closed the pub last month after the 46-year-old died in hospital from head injuries.
A meeting of city councillors held yesterday to discuss the future of the pub was adjourned for three weeks to allow owners Enterprise Inns to come up with proposals to reopen it in the future.
Solicitor Richard Taylor, on behalf of Enterprise, said: “Nobody in this room wants to see the pub open immediately. We recognise that there needs to be a period of reflection and calm.
“We need time to speak to the police and see if there’s a way of opening this pub in the future.”
Mr McConnelldied after violence erupted outside the pub on Redhill Road on March 20.
Up to 20 people were said to have been involved in the fighting.
He leaves behind a wife, Sharon, and two daughters, aged nine and four.
Police were granted emergency powers to close the pub two days later after they told a district judge that they had been called to the premises 65 times in 14 months.
A 1,400-name petition calling for the pub to remain shut was handed to councillors yesterday.