A GRADE II listed Stourbridge pub is to be reopened later in the year.

The Seven Stars pub in Brook Road has been bought by Black Country Ales, who have promised to return the railway side watering hole to it's 'former pomp'.

Black Country Ales, which is based in Pensnett and brew their own ales in Lower Gornal, run 33 pubs around the Midlands.

Taking to Facebook, the company wrote: "We are absolutely delighted to announce that Black Country Ales has agreed the purchase of The Seven Stars.

"The Seven Stars Hotel has a long and glorious history serving the drinking folk of Stourbridge and alighting rail passengers from the nearby Stourbridge Junction station.

"BCA plans a sensitive refurbishment of the listed 19th Century pub and a significant spend to return the Seven Stars to its former pomp."

Refurbishment of the pub is expected to take several months.

The news was hailed as 'fantastic' by Stourbridge and Halesowen CAMRA.

Tim Cadwell, chair of the group, said: "It is fantastic news that Black Country Ales have bought the Seven Stars in Stourbridge. While it was for sale, the branch were concerned about the future of this pub as it is listed by CAMRA as having a historically important interior, as well as being grade II listed.

"It is hoped that the pub will become popular again with commuters being so close to Stourbridge Junction station. BCA have an excellent track with resurrecting pubs with a full refurbishment and restoring them back to award winning community pubs so we are sure this will continue here in line with the listed building status."