A POPULAR steakhouse and bar in Ruthin has closed with immediate effect, after saying they “can’t make this work”.

CarniBoar, at 1 Upper Clwyd Street, took to social media yesterday evening (October 1) to announce its closure.

Formerly the Fat Boar, the site closed down last year due to staff shortages, with the owners promising it was a "short-term break rather than a long-term closing down".

The restaurant then reopened in March this year, rebranded as part of the CarniBoar chain.

In a post on social media, they said they had “made some mistakes” but had “not been able to achieve what we set out to do.”

A spokesperson for CarniBoar said: “It is with great sadness that we have decided to close the doors on our restaurant here in Ruthin with immediate effect.

“When we first arrived here post Covid, we were full of enthusiasm and determination to become a friendly go to place, for locals and visitors alike.

“We’ve made some mistakes and tried to come back stronger from them. Unfortunately we have not been able to achieve what we set out to do.

“It’s not been due to a lack of effort on our team’s part, but sometimes in business you have to hold your hands up and say we can’t make this work. We have today reached that point.


“We wish the wonderful town of Ruthin all the success in the future and are very sorry that our stay here was so short.

“Many thanks for the support afforded to us during our time, we were very grateful.”

Those who have booked with paid deposits will be contacted within seven days, the spokesperson added.

The CarniBoar site in Wrexham will not be affected.