A NEW dog themed micropub has opened its doors in Stourbridge.

The Dog House is now open on Vauxhall Road thanks to the hard work of three beer and dog lovers.

Michelle Pritchard, Nigel Salsbury and Jane Mccready, who have worked in the pub trade for years, wanted to combine their love of real ale with their pet pooches.

After months of hard work to refurbish the building, the pub is now open, complete with dog themed decor.

Michelle explained: “It been a team effort, we have known each other for 30 years. We’ve all been in the pub trade. These micropubs are popping up everywhere and we wanted to create something quirky, we wanted to be dog friendly."

The pub is welcome to dogs and includes watering bowls and dog biscuits to help pooches feel at home.

The inside of the pub has been kitted out to match the theme thanks to dog wallpaper and photos.

The publicans have five chihuahuas between them, named Baby, Daisy, Alfie, Lola and Snowy, who are set to become regular visitors to the bar.

The pub, which is based in former Station Cafe, serves real ale and cider, alongside cobs.

Jane, who formally ran The Cottage on Enville Street, said: “When you’re a free house you want to please individual people, if they ask for a particular ale, we can get it on for them. What they want I will listen."

Nigel added: "We want it to a friendly place to be with a welcoming atmosphere. We want people to come in and have a chat and a beer and enjoy the art of conversation."

They described micro pubs as "more personal with a more local feel."

The pub currently has four hand pulls featuring locally brewed ales which the team are hoping to expand to five.

The team are also keen to hold dog days in the pub where punters can bring along their pooches to raise money for local animal rescue charities.

The Dog House is open Monday to Friday, 10am to 11pm and Sundays from 12pm to 10.30pm.