* From left, Llangollen entrepreneurs Vicky and Matt Jones with Tracey Owens.
A new bar and restaurant is set to open in one of the oldest public houses in the heart of Llangollen later this year.
Located on Bridge Street, the Wynnstay Arms building has been standing empty for over 12 months.
Now this historic building is to be transformed into a sophisticated new venue The Three Eagles, following its recent purchase by Llangollen entrepreneur-couple Matt and Vicky Jones.
According to Matt Jones, the Three Eagles aims to inject new life into the early 18th century listed building and create an aspirational high-end restaurant, bar and cocktail bar over three floors.
This will be complemented with a courtyard area for al fresco dining, with the opportunity for ‘live’ acoustic sets.
Matt and Vicky were behind the extensive refurbishment and re-development of Tyn Dwr Hall, turning it into one of the UKs most exclusive wedding venues, as well as creating 45 jobs and boosting the local economy through increased visitor numbers to the area.
The couple’s latest business venture looks set to inject new life into Bridge Street after the property fell into disrepair.
Several new full-time jobs will also be generated, boosting their ambition to create a ‘hospitality hub’ in Llangollen which will train and attract talented people looking to embark on a career in the hospitality and tourism industry.
Matt said: “Vicky and I are delighted to have purchased this iconic, Grade II-listed building and we are looking forward to transforming it into a destination venue that will attract guests from right across the region.
“I grew up in the Llangollen area and live here today so I’m really focused on getting this project underway. I’m hugely proud of this town but I believe The Three Eagles will introduce something genuinely new and exciting. Something people will be eager to come and sample.
"Our objective is to provide guests with a lasting impression of quality from the entire experience that will be The Three Eagles. The venue will very much be a lively and vibrant place to dine and meet up with friends.
“This is a very important project for us and we are eager to complete its’ transformation and turn it into one of the premier venues in the region, and a significant and valuable addition to Llangollen."
Tracey believes the business will provide Llangollen with a boost.
She said: “Our impressive food and beverage menu will sit alongside our talented and knowledgeable team, whose passion for providing top level customer service will ensure their guests’ visit to The Three Eagles is an altogether memorable one.
“We believe the hospitality industry is vital to the future economic development of Llangollen and we wholeheartedly embrace the opportunities we can offer to those wishing to aspire to a career with us here at The Three Eagles."
* To find out more about The Three Eagles, Llangollen go to www.thethreeeagles.co.uk