THE new landlord of one of a Flintshire town's oldest pubs has big plans ahead for its future to help restore it to 'good order'.

Maxine Williams, who has taken over the Red Lion pub in Mold, has extensive experience having previously run the Griffin Inn in Mynydd Isa and the Red Lion in Northop.

She says she took over the Wrexham Street pub as she believes it 'deserves some much-needed love and attention'.

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Maxine added: "Being one of the oldest pubs in Mold, I hope to slowly restore the building alongside owners Marstons to bring the pub back into good order again. 

"Mold is such a busy town and it serves a wide neighbouring area, and I’m hoping that the whole community will feel welcome to visit the Red lion for a quick lunchtime drink or a night of music and dancing.

"There will be no age discrimination here. We welcome the younger generation who are beginning to socialise, alongside the more mature generation who still like to enjoy themselves, have a dance and listen to music.

"Karaoke is remaining as this is part of the Red Lion culture, although we do now also have an excellent DJ who adapts the music depending on the audience."

"In the next few months the kitchen will undergo a mini refurbishment and we will be offering a lunchtime menu and bar snacks. We also plan on developing a darts team. Thank you to you all for your support so far and looking forward to welcoming new visitors too."

Mayor of Mold Councillor Haydn Jones added: "It was great to meet Maxine and hear all about her plans and improvements. I received a very warm welcome and it was great to see the pub busy and hear about all the refurbishment works and see the investment in our town. I wish Maxine and her team all the very best."