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New restaurant & bar opening provides ‘homecoming for talented team’

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Tuesday, Dec 11th, 2018.

A new bar and restaurant is set to open in one of the oldest public houses in the heart of Llangollen next week.

Located on Bridge Street in a historic Grade II-listed former coaching-inn, The Three Eagles has been a work in progress over recent months with the building having been subject to extensive renovation works. But it is not just the ancient stone and mortar that have been under construction lately.

As the Three Eagles’ nears opening an award-winning management team have been assembled with the majority originating from the local area, with almost all having attended Ysgol Dinas Bran in their formative years. Until now many had spent years plying their trade away from the town, some even internationally but owners say news of The Three Eagles spread quickly and “the attraction of becoming a part of such a prestigious Welsh project proved too much to resist and has brought the team members back to their roots”.

Heading up The Three Eagles team is General Manager, Amy Cross who is a local farmer’s daughter. Amy has worked in the hospitality industry since her University days in Liverpool and brings over fifteen years of award-winning experience to the new venture including achieving recognition in the Michelin Guide having fronted a restaurant by 2-Michelin-Star chef, Michael Caines MBE.

Amy said: “It’s such an exciting time not just for the Three Eagles but for Llangollen and North Wales tourism as a whole. The Three Eagles will provide Llangollen with such an important boost for the local economy and it is a real privilege to be part of this journey from the very beginning”

“With the venue’s inception, some excellent career opportunities have been created. It’s the vision and commitment to a better Wales that the Three Eagles represents that has drawn these high flyers home, resulting in the creation of a first-class team. What we’re hoping will be key to our future success is the continued development of our staff.”

Amy joins experienced international chefs, Adam Gaunt-Evans and Oliver Potter at the Three Eagles with the trio working together what they promise to be an ‘extra special dining experience’.

Three Eagles owners Matt and Vicky Jones say the concept of the venue has always been about showcasing the very best elements of Llangollen and the surrounding region and their recruitment of a team who have all emerged from the town ‘only strengthens this ambition’.

Matt said, “When we set out in the beginning, it was very important to us that we created opportunities here in Llangollen – first and foremost for Llangollen people. And that is exactly what the Three Eagles has done.

“The team have come home to take on this exciting project with us and I think that should give some indication as to just how impressive the Three Eagles is going to be.”

The Three Eagles opens next week – you can see their website here – or some video shorts of the development on their Youtube channel here.

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