OUR readers have reacted to the "fantastic" news that a historic Flintshire pub has reopened its doors.

Earlier this week, The Leader reported on the reopening of The Lletty Hotel, in Mostyn.

The pub had been closed for nearly a decade - in which time it had fallen into considerable disrepair.

The pub was given a new lease of life after being bought by Nick Mann and his wife, Jennifer, last year. They spent £50,000 revamping the pub - which recently reopened its doors.

The Leader: Before and after photos show The Lletty's transformation.Before and after photos show The Lletty's transformation. (Image: UGC)

And hundreds of people commented on social media expressing their delight that the pub - which dates back to 1699 - has reopened. 

Lynda Leigh, landlady of the George & Dragon pub in Flint, said: "Fantastic to see pubs opening instead of the sad demise of your local. Well done and good luck."

Philip Smith added: "Never thought I’d see the Lletty open its doors as a pub again. Good luck with your new venture."

Jane Woodward said: "This is fantastic news for the area. I used to live just up the Lletty hill 28 years ago and this pub has seemed run down or empty since.

"Good that they have taken it on and brought new life into it. Good luck."


​Elwyn Hughes added: "Thank you for taking over and renovating The Lletty. It was one of my favourite watering holes when I lived in the area fifty odd years ago.

"Best wishes and every success with your venture."

The Leader: Written above the pub's front door is the date 1699 and the words “Honest Man”.Written above the pub's front door is the date 1699 and the words “Honest Man”. (Image: UGC)

And people who have been to the pub since reopened have been full of praise for it. 

David Bissell said: "Myself and my partner went in on their first opening night. Great atmosphere and a proper old pub. I give them both my best wishes and hope to see them soon."

Pere Robbins added: "Popped in for a pint with my wife last week, good old fashioned pub, good luck."

The Grade II listed inn dates back to the 17th Century and was previously known as Y Lletty Gonest (“The Honest Inn”).

Written above the front door is the date 1699 and the words “Honest Man”.

According to the website History Points legend has it that the hotel was built by an Englishman, who left the pub without debts.

One version of the story says that he suddenly had to return to England before the pub was completed, but he left bags of money on a table inside to ensure none of the tradesmen were out of pocket.

There are also many tales of the pub being haunted.