A BRAND new 'upscale ambience' wine bar coming to the heart of Wrexham's City Centre has finally confirmed its opening date.

Founded by former Wrexham AFC player Neil Roberts, 'Vault 33' will soon be opening on the High Street, creating a new chapter for the building - and its new general manager.

The new venture will be an entirely different ball game for successful sportsman Neil, who is thrilled to be moving his career behind the bar.

In a new social media post, Neil has confirmed Vault 33 will open on Friday, April 12 at 33, High Street, Wrexham.

He said: "We are delighted to announce our opening date of 12th April 2024. 

"There has been plenty of blood, sweat and tears shed throughout this part of our journey but we feel immensely confident and proud of what we have tried to create for our hometown.

The Leader: The former Jones Peckover business on High St, Wrexham, soon to be converted into 'Vault 33' Wine Bar.The former Jones Peckover business on High St, Wrexham, soon to be converted into 'Vault 33' Wine Bar. (Image: Google Maps)

"Phase 1 is complete but for now we need to ensure we offer top quality service in the bar before we eventually begin Phase 2 in creating the 'must stay' reputation."

Having no previous experience in hospitality or managing a bar, Neil has kindly received experience and training in pubs across Wrexham such as the Pant Yr Ochain, the Golden Lion and the Turf.

He continues: "We're also working with local traders, builders and architects - even our uniforms will be made by a local business.

"We're also talking to community police officers to guarantee the safety of our customers which is hugely important to me especially having two daughters myself."

The Leader: Neil Roberts playing for Wrexham AFCNeil Roberts playing for Wrexham AFC (Image: Wrexham AFC)

The former Jones Peckover estate agents, built in 1912, will retain much of its heritage including the high ceilings and period features that are unique to the property while also creating a modern and friendly atmosphere for customers. 

"It's where the traditional meets the modern - and I can't wait for everyone to see the final results", Neil said.

The new business has even received the public support of AFC co-owner Rob McElhenney who says Vault 33 is "the place to be."

Starting his footballing career with his hometown club Wrexham in 1994, Neil went on to play for Wigan Athletic, Hull City, Bradford City and Doncaster Rovers, before returning to Wrexham in 2006 where he became team captain. He is also a Welsh international with four caps.


The new business is completely fuelled by the love and passion Neil has for Wrexham.

Vault 33 will offer "cocktails, upscale ambience and friendly service" to all customers and has already received a lot of well-wishes on social media.

Neil hopes Wrexham residents will join him and his fantastic team at Vault 33 on April 12 as a brand new chapter begins.