LEADER readers have revealed which old Wrexham and Flintshire pubs they miss the most.

Over the years, many of our much-loved locals have sadly been confined to history.

We put the question to our readers of which they miss the most - and here's what you had to say.


The Feathers

The Chester Street pub was most commonly mentioned - with "so many good nights" spent in there.

It had been in existence since the 17th Century before closing its doors in 2001, making way for apartments.

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Chicago Rock Cafe

There was also plenty of love for the former Brooke Street bar - which recently went under the hammer for £204,000 after it closed its doors in 2013.

The Leader: The former Chicago Rock Cafe in Wrexham.The former Chicago Rock Cafe in Wrexham.

The Black Horse, Summerhill

The Black Horse's name cropped up the most out of any other.

The Leader: Before and after The Black Horse was demolished. Before and after The Black Horse was demolished.

Other pubs which were mentioned include the Walnut Tree in Rhosddu (converted into flats); the Kings Arms (demolished); Old Vaults, Cefn Mawr (now a Chinese takeaway); Butchers Arms, Rossett (now a Co-op) and the Queens Head, Bradley (demolished for houses).


Potters Wheel, Buckley

The Precinct Way pub was known for its live band and karaoke nights.

It was demolished in 2015 to make way for an Aldi store.

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The Ponderosa (Woodhouse Hotel), Buckley

The pub closed nearly 20 years ago, but was mentioned numerous times by readers who had many a "great night" in there.

The Black Lion, Mold

The former Black Lion Hotel stood in the heart of the town.

During its heyday the Hotel had accommodation comprising 19 beds for the weary travellers and refreshments for around 100 people.

Later the Black Lion was closed and became a Woolworths store.

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Other pubs which received a few mentions were The Swan in Connah's Quay, The Three Pigeons in Flint and The Red Lion in Hope (now a Co-op store).