SADNESS has been expressed at news a Deeside pub is closing its doors to the public. 

The Hare & Hounds, on the High Street in Connah's Quay, is closing its doors after one final hurrah on Friday night (Februrary 25). 

The pub has been on the High Street since the late 1800s, and is best known for its live music nights. 

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Connah's Quay councillor, Bernie Attridge, said: "Very sad to see the Hare & Hounds pub close today. I have been going to the Hare since I was 10 when Ged Hulley was the landlord and was the base for Shotton and District Homing Society. My late Grandad Tom Moore and my Dad were keen pigeon flyers many years ago and used to take me with them on a Friday and Saturday tea time.

"I still remember clearly Fergy Bennett father who used to play the piano in the bar.

"I even worked behind the bar when I was 18 for Joan Tuft as landlady. Great memories."

Others shared fond memories and expressed their sadness at the pub's closure.  

One person described it as a "sad day for Deeside". 

Another added: "So many great memories of that pub. An end of an era."

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