A TOWN CENTRE pub could be given a new lease of life after being taken over by developers.
The Black Bull, on Market Place in Dewsbury, is in line for a full refurbishment after development company Mood Developments bought the premises.
They are looking to apply for a Townscape Heritage Initiative grant so they can restore it to its former glory, while preserving its heritage features.
Having had numerous owners in recent years, the development company are now seeking an independent operator for the pub.
Coun Peter McBride, cabinet member for regeneration, said: "I look forward to seeing the development of what has always been an iconic building.
"The Townscape Heritage initiative aims to create a smart and welcoming environment by improving and enhancing the quality of Dewsbury's heritage building, and it sounds like Mood Developments have similar aims for the old pub, so hopefully we will be able to support them with a grant.
"We are really beginning to see a positive change taking place in Dewsbury. The THI has improved the appearance of a number of buildings and Pioneer House is well on the way to being redevloped as part of the new Dewsbury learning quarter - reopening the Black Bull would be a wonderful addition to this."