A NEW company, which involves a Wrexham AFC player, is in talks to take over a restaurant. 

The company is heavily linked to the Fat Boar, according to the chain's director, Rich Watkin. 

He said that talks are ongoing for the company to take over the running of the Croes Howell, situated between Llay and Rossett, which closed its doors late last year. 

Mr Watkin told the Leader: "We have an agreement in place with the owners and that’s now with the solicitors, we’re not expecting any issues as both parties are all very much in agreement over the deal.

"Crucially though this will be headed up by a new company which, although we retain a significant interstate, also includes a current Wrexham AFC first team player."

He added: "If all goes well we would be aiming for an early April opening date."


The Croes Howell, a popular pub, restaurant and wedding venue, announced its shock closure on its Facebook page in late November. 

 A statement said: "Dear valued customers. It is with a heavy heart, that we sadly announced the closure of the Croes Howell restaurant until further notice.

"We want to express our sincere gratitude for your loyal custom throughout the last few years. We also would like to thank our amazing team for their loyal support throughout these very difficult times and will continue to be supported throughout this process.

"All future bookings will be contacted and deposits refunded. Thank you for being part of out journey....until the next time...."