A NEW tap room opened to the public in the heart of Wrexham over the weekend.

Owner of 'Bank Street Social' and Wrexham Councillor Andrew Gallanders has started a new venture crafting specialty beers.

The new tap room opened on Saturday, April 13 with the Mayor of Wrexham Andy Williams on hand to cut the ribbon.

The Leader: Rough Hands Tap in Wrexham's Chapter CourtRough Hands Tap in Wrexham's Chapter Court (Image: Rough Hands Tap)

Located in Chapter Court on Queen Street, Andrew has been on the hunt for a new business venue for some time. 

He opened Bank Social Street in 2017 which has gone from strength to strength, despite pivoting into home delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic.

He said: "What a weekend! We welcomed both craft beer and Wrexham AFC fans for a huge first day. The atmosphere was incredible.

"In the entrance of Chapter Court we had five pop up traders who all had a fantastic day. The bar will now open Thursday to Saturday 11am-11pm. Sunday we will be open from 8am for coffee and sweet treats as we welcome runners and supporters of Wrexham's 10k running race.

"Wrexham has an exciting growing craft beer scene from The Magic Dragon, Drunk Monk and many other premises.


"We can't wait to join this cohort of establishments and give the people of Wrexham more places to enjoy their time in the town centre."

Two taps will be on a constant rotation allowing customers to come in for a drink they already know and love, while also having something new to keep them interested.

Rough Hands Tap will be open from Thursday to Sunday 11am-11pm. It will also eventually host themed nights and events with details to follow on social media.