A well-known Welshpool pub is looking for new management ahead of a planned refurbishment, owners say.

Punch Taverns Group have described the 150-year-old Berriew Street venue as a 'cosy, intimate pub steeped in history' - and they say they're on the lookout for a new tenant to run the business.

The building is also set for a spruce up, with new flooring, signage and improvements to the outside of the building set to give the venue a new lease of life.

"The Wellington is a cosy, intimate pub steeped in history. Over 150 years old, the publicans used to brew their own beer onsite using water from a well that was located behind The Eagles pub, which is no longer in existence. It was even cited in a list of inns in 1858," said a spokesperson.

"We are looking for an experienced and sociable Publican familiar with the dynamics of the town and surrounding areas. Someone who will be able to offer a good range of drinks to both daytime regulars and the later circuit-trade."

The pub appears on a list along with 31 other tenancy pubs around the country - part of the Punch group's 1,300 pub businesses up and down the UK.

The venue, located in the centre of Welshpool opposite the town's main road junction at the Cross, is described as 'ideally located' near the town's main late night venue at Moltos - and they say an 'imaginitive' publican could take full advantage of the night time market.

They add that The Wellington is popular with guests for its pool, darts, and TV sporting events.

"We need a hands-on night owl who is into sport and enjoys hosting events. We need someone who loves people and can welcome locals and new guests alike. You will have good standards of cleanliness, pull an excellent pint, and create delicious cocktails.

"It is ideal if you are looking for a wet-led pub and do not want to worry about serving food," they added.