A WREXHAM country restaurant and bar has finally reopened its doors to customers as the new management team take over.

Wrexham AFC midfielder Jordan Davies confirmed he was 'teaming up' with director of the Fat Boar Richard Watkin in ownership of the Croes Howell, situated in between Llay and Rossett, earlier this year.

The Leader: The bar has finally been testedThe bar has finally been tested (Image: Richard Watkin)

While the star-player is yet to confirm a new name for the venue, it finally reopened this sunny weekend with new management Richard Watkin in charge.

Despite the initial plans to reopen in early April, the Croes Howell on Straight Mile opened its doors at 4pm on Saturday, May 11 for a 'pop-up' after its shock closure in November 2023.

Opening hours have now been confirmed on social media along with a reminder that next week will be drinks only with food to be introduced the following week.

The team have been carrying out improvements to the 400-year-old building since the takeover was announced in March.

Previously speaking to the Leader, Jordan Davies said: "We've formed a great partnership.

"It would have been a big shame for the area if the Croes Howell remained shut, and we're delighted to be able to breathe new life into it."

After appealing to fans and local residents for a new name for the venue, nothing has yet been confirmed by the Coedpoeth-born midfielder.


The 25-year-old added: "We’d like the name to connect with the local area in some way, whether that be to do with its location, or the football club."

The venue has also advertised for a sous chef to join the kitchen team. Anyone interested in the position is to contact Tom Bruno Williams on Facebook or front of house.

Customers are welcome to visit when the Croes Howell reopens next week on Thursday at 4pm (May 23).