THE Fox & Grapes in Hawarden has confirmed its reopening date after the pub flat caught fire earlier this month. 

Residents were devastated to hear the news that the Fox & Grapes pub was forced to shut just a month after its grand reopening due to a fire that broke out in the upstairs flat.

Landlord Patrick Burnham has now confirmed the pub based in Hawarden will reopen tomorrow (Friday, October 20) after a two-week closure. 

In a video posted on Facebook, Patrick said: "We are finally going to be back open this Friday. Apologies for the closure due to the fire. We've finally had the go ahead to be open this Friday.

"The gents toilets is going to be the only thing that's closed, but there's going to be toilets on the outside of the premises. 

"We have decorated for Halloween ready for the Halloween party we will be hosting later on this month. Thank you for all of the support at the beginning of the month when I had my first opening week.

"I hope you all continue to support and hopefully we'll see you all on Friday."

Firefighters attended the fire which started in the flat above the Fox & Grapes pub on October 5.

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Patrick had taken over the pub's lease just a month prior to the fire incident and is keen to welcome residents back to celebrate the Halloween festivities.

The reopening announcement has sparked plenty of excitement among Flintshire residents.

Lynn Norton on Facebook said: "That's such good news, we were so sad for you after such a fabulous start! Onwards and upwards!"

Likewise, Aly Simmons said: "Fabulous! Can't wait to come in again."