A BRAND new bar has officially opened in Wrexham after much anticipation from residents.

Now known as 'The Midland', on High Street in Wrexham, the site was formerly the home of the North and South Wales Bank Wetherspoon pub until January this year.

Residents got in touch with us recently to tell us about why they think the new site can be 'great for Wrexham'.

And today (December 2), the wait for it to open came to an end as customers were welcome in as of 8am.

Ahead of that, the Midland team has shared pictures of the venue's transformation (click on gallery above to view them) via their Facebook page.


A statement from the team added: "So, that’s our Pre-Opening Night done and dusted. We guess it’s time for you to see our before and after photos of the former Lloyds!

"We’d like to thank our wonderful new staff team tonight and everyone that came out to support. We’d like to give a huge thanks to our trades people who made this happen - special mentions to: CW Painting & Decorating, Carl Ansloos, Don Street Signs for Business, James Green Building, Steve & MK Tiling, Mark Lewis, Andrew Rowley Electrics & Kev, Vic, Jamie, Dan Ansloos, Johnny Williams, Clean Queens and Kev Scott!"

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The Leader: PICS: Before and after of the old Wetherspoon and what is now The Midland.

The Midland's owners, Sam Ansloos and his dad Marcus have previously said that they have been looking for a venue to expand their brand.

The team has the Con's Club, in Ruabon which opened two years ago and a year later opened The Cefn Club, Cefn Mawr.

According to Sam, the venue will be “all purpose” with plans to open at 8am till late at night, serving food which will be locally sourced.

The venue also has a “sports bar” feel to it, with over 30 TV screens, pool tables, and dart boards dotted around the place.

The Midland's drinks menu also pays homage Wrexham AFC with the likes of 'The Mullin' and 'The Hollywood' on offer via its cocktail range.