THE first floor of an empty Wollaston pub could be transformed into offices, if Dudley planners agree.

Somerset House on Enville Street, was famously known as the place punters could stick their pints on the walls.

There were suggestions that the pub was haunted but that was quashed by scientists who suggested it could be down to a mixture of wallpaper glue, old cigarette smoke and grime.

But Marston’s Brewery, who owned the pub, called last orders in October and sold the building to CM Community Care Services.

An application submitted to Dudley Council by the Wolverhampton based domiciliary care providers, seeks permission to convert the first floor into offices.

The ground floor layout will be retained and the proposal hints at future plans for it to continue to be used as a public house, creating a "multi-functional building".