A former pub built in the 19th century is set to be renovated ready to welcome a new tenant.

The Queens Arms in Rawtenstall is being brought into the 21st century with new management sought to run the business.

The building, which has been disused for a number of years, was last open as a pub and nightclub.

Current renovations planned include the installation of a new kitchen and male and female toilets. However, the advertisement states the building can be used for a “number of commercial uses including catering, cafe, community centre, restaurant and many other".

In 2020, plans were accepted with conditions by Rossendale Council to turn the Georgian building into a restaurant and four two-bedroomed flats, however, the work has not yet been completed.

After a planning application has been granted, the developer has three years to begin work.

In its life, the building has also been used as a town hall, courthouse, and masonic lodge.

The unique three-storey stone property is available to rent for £20,000 a year and was built in 1832.

Despite the owner looking to have a “full overhaul” to modernise the venue, the landlord is hoping that a tenant will come in and give input as to how they would like the new business to be set up.

A lot of the original features will be retained in the renovations.