THE WREXHAM AFC star behind the takeover of a popular restaurant has been revealed.

The Leader recently reported that a new company closely linked to the Fat Boar was in talks to take over the running of the Croes Howell - which closed its doors last year.

The Fat Boar's director, Rich Watkin said the pub and restaurant and events venue, situated between Rossett and Llay, could reopen in early April. 

And the Wrexham AFC player involved in the takeover has been revealed as Jordan Davies. 


The star midfielder, who came through the youth ranks at Wrexham, posted on X (formerly Twitter) on Wednesday saying: " Delighted to announce that I’m teaming up with @richwatkin , Don and Barry to take over the old Croes Howell site.

"We are looking forward to creating a lovely place and atmosphere to accommodate people of all ages. We will be opening as soon as we can". 

The Leader: Jordan DaviesJordan Davies (Image: Wrexham AFC)

The Croes Howell 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 our journey. Until the next time..."