A FORMER Wetherspoon pub in Wrexham city centre is set to reopen under new ownership. 

The North and South Wales Bank Wetherspoon pub served its final pint in January

There has since been a lot of social media speculation as to who would take over the premises. 

And the new owners have now revealed themselves as the team behind The Con's Club, Ruabon and The Cefn Club, Cefn Mawr. 

The pub will be renamed The Midland and a brief post on its new Facebook page on Thursday evening said the premises "will be undergoing a renovation and opening very soon". 

Its page describes it as sports bar/pub and hundreds of people have commented on its post announcing the news expressing their joy that the venue is reopening.

The building is a well-known landmark in the city and has a long history. It was bought in 1905 for the North & South Wales Bank, better known as the Wales Bank.

Before the building was completed, the Wales Bank had become part of the Midland Bank, and later changed to become HSBC.

The building operated as a bank until 1999 before opening as a Wetherspoons pub in 2001.

The company originally named it Lloyds, later renamed it The North & South Wales Bank in recognition of its former use.