A MUCH-loved pub in Lavister has confirmed their Christmas tree is back up after an attempted theft last week.

The Dog and Pickle Pub has announced that their exceptional Christmas tree located at the front of the building was almost stolen.

On Facebook last week a spokesperson said: "We are very sad to say that, unfortunately in the early hours of the morning, a flatbed van has come and tried to steal the Christmas tree from the front of the pub."

The attempted theft took place following a community fundraiser which invited residents to place their own special baubles on the tree.

One resident said "It was a terrible thing to happen, it still looks amazing" while another said "What a disgraceful thing to happen, your tree is fabulous the best in the area."

After just one day, pub owner Steve Lewis said the Christmas tree is now back up with the help from Burton Meadows Farm. 


For a fee of £1.50 residents are once again being asked to place baubles on the tree as "some spots are now looking more bare."

Every penny raised from the scheme will be going towards supporting the Action For Children charity.

North Wales Police have been informed of the incident and are looking into it.