AN HISTORIC pub in Wrexham is on the lookout for a new licensee after shutting its doors. 

The Horse and Jockey, located on Hope Street in the city centre has been closed since February this year. 

Star Pubs and Bars, who own the building say that it will remain closed until June as they look to attract a new landlord. 

The grade II listed building dates back to the 17th century, and as well as being a pub, has also been cottages and a cobbler’s shop.

It was earlier known as The Colliers, and was re-named in honour of Fred Archer, widely regarded as one of the greatest jockeys of all time, who rode at nearby Bangor-on-Dee.

The Leader: The Horse and Jockey, Wrexham

The popular pub, renowned for its infamous thatched roof is advertised on the Star Pubs and Bars website as an "iconic pub in Wrexham city centre".


A spokesperson for Star Pubs says:  “We are currently looking for a new licensee to take on The Horse & Jockey which will be available to lease from June. In the meantime, the pub will remain closed.

“The only traditional thatched roof pub in the centre of Wrexham, The Horse & Jockey benefits from high footfall nearby as it is surrounded by shops.  

"It can serve food from the commercial kitchen and coffee and has an open plan interior enabling it to show live sports and host live entertainment. 

"Anyone who is interested in leasing The Horse & Jockey should call our recruitment line on 08085 949596 or visit”

More information on the Horse and Jockey can be found on Star Pubs and Bars website.