It's one of the town’s oldest pubs.
And now the owner of The Wellington has unveiled plans to refurbish it and also create student flats above.
Wentsford Pubs, which owns the Westgate pub, wants to refurbish and extend the current pub and is seeking planning permission for 10 studio flats above for students.
The Wellington was built in the mid 1930s as a public house and architects were Huddersfield-based Joseph Berry and Sons.
In the application Wentsford Pubs say: “Internally, the pub has been redecorated and modified over the years but again has become tired and is clearly showing signs or disrepair.
“The proposals are to regenerate a tired building that is beginning to show signs of dilapidation that currently has a dwindling trade to the public house and unused and unmaintained upper levels.
“It is the intention that the refurbishment will be carried out in a manner sensitive to the existing building whilst restoring its interior to a much higher standard, befitting a building with such character.
“Furthermore, it is hoped that the refurbishment will bring with it increased trade and commerce to the town centre.”
The plans, if approved, will see the ground floor pub and beer garden refurbished.
The first, second and third floor will become student flats, with communal living areas in part of the building that is unused.
The application is open to public comments at Kirklees Council until January 18 with a decision due later.