A FLINTSHIRE pub is set to reopen its doors after addressing the "elephant in the room".

The Fat Boar, Mold, temporarily closed its doors in October after being given a food hygiene rating of zero in September following an inspection from the Food Standards Agency.

"Major improvement" was deemed necessary in cleanliness and condition of facilities and building and management of food safety.

The pub's director, Richard Watkin, said he was "embarrassed and devastated", and pledged to "put it right" with wholesale improvements.

On Monday, The Fat Boar, Mold posted on its Facebook page announcing that it is reopening this Wednesday (November 15). 


The post said: "We can’t wait until Wednesday. To address the elephant in the room...

"Absolutely we have addressed all the issues we needed to, absolutely we have made improvements to the team understanding and practices, absolutely we will be applying to be re-scored by the local council, absolutely it will never happen again, absolutely we know it shouldn’t have happened in the first place.

"Our kitchen is open plan, so is in full view of the pub, so feel free to come see for yourselves."

The Fat Boar, Mold opened in 2015 before the Fat Boar, Wrexham opened the following year. The group also took over Maesgwyn Hall as a function venue in Wrexham in 2021, as well as opening the CarniBoar restaurant in the city.