AN Amblecote pub - once named one of Britain's most haunted buildings - has gone on the market for £225,000.

The Starving Rascal, on the corner of Brettell Lane and Collis Street, is being advertised for sale by chartered surveyors James A Baker.

An advert on the company's website lists the corner plot property as having spacious living accommodation and parking for up to 15 vehicles to the rear.

The freehold of the pub is being offered for sale for £225,000 plus VAT.

The advert says the property may be suitable for alternative use - subject to necessary consent.

The Starving Rascal has been part of a longstanding folk tale over its 200 year history following an incident which is said to have taken place early in the 20th century.

Originally known as The Dudley Arms, the pub has been said to be haunted by the ghost of a local beggar who was believed to have asked the landlord for food and water on a freezing cold night - only to be refused.

The man is said to have lay down in the pub doorway for the night only to be found dead in the same spot the next morning.

It wasn't until 1977 that the pub was now given its iconic name to reflect the building's history.

In 2013 the pub was named Pub of the Year by the Stourbridge and Halesowen branch of CAMRA and in 2010 it was praised as Stourbridge CAMRA’s most improved pub.