Robinsons' investment helps reopen 18th century coaching inn

By Fred A'Court

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Heritage colours: Robinsons Brewery invests in sensitive refurbishment of 18th century pub
Heritage colours: Robinsons Brewery invests in sensitive refurbishment of 18th century pub

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A pub has reopened after a substantial outlay from Robinsons Brewery, creating 30 jobs after being closed since last autumn for refurbishment.

The brewery said the undisclosed investment to transform the Grade II-listed Wynnstay Arms, in Wrexham, north Wales, is the most significant in its recent history due to the scale of the project and the historic importance of the pub, which dates back to the late 1700s.

The new design incorporates a sympathetic nod to the history of the former coaching inn, while delivering an up-to-date fresh country house feel and design to the main trading areas.

Snippets of history 

The bar area is adorned with snippets of the Wynnstay’s history that include old framed newspaper clippings, local photographs, exposed original timber and brick framed walls, oak beams, and reclaimed parquet floors – all brought together with the use of archive floral prints, antique rugs and a heritage colour scheme.

The main trading area of the pub has been reconfigured with the bar servery slotted into the pub’s former main corridor, while the public areas have been opened to allow a better customer flow with a new layout that is said to maintain a cosy feel centred around reclaimed open fires. There is also a new menu.

Guest bedrooms at the pub have undergone a complete transformation while retaining the pub's historic character. In addition to eight existing bedrooms, four new rooms have been created – one in part of the pub’s old stables, and three in what used to be the ballroom.

The pub’s large function room, known on social media as ‘The Eagle Suite’ on account of the inn’s eagle signage and emblem, has been given a contemporary makeover. It can accommodate more than 100 covers.

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