Posted: Wed 15th Sep 2021

Two town centre pubs recognised as “best in Wrexham” by local MP for people living in or visiting the wrexham area

Two town centre pubs have been recognised by the local Member of Parliament as the “best in Wrexham”.

The Long Pull on Chester Street and The Nags Head on Mount Street were crowned the winners of a public competition launched by Sarah Atherton MP to celebrate the role pubs and hospitality play in the economy.

In launching the contest earlier this year, Ms Atherton said: “Given the tough year that pubs have had due to the Covid restrictions, I want to celebrate the amazing pubs we have in Wrexham and encourage people across the town to get back into their favourite pub or to try a new one.”

On the 19 August, Ms Atherton visited The Nags Head, where she met with the Manager, Chris Harland, and to congratulate him and the team on their success. celebrated the pub’s success.

Those that nominated The Nags Head in the MP’s competition commented on the great landlord and staff, the excellent range of drinks and the welcoming atmosphere for people of all ages.

Commenting on Ms Atherton’s visit, Chris, Manager of The Nags Head, said: “It was a pleasure to welcome Sarah – and her team – to The Nags Head to celebrate our success as one of the winners of her recent competition. I know that there are lots of excellent pubs across Wrexham, making it a very tough competition, so I am pleased that the hard work of all here at The Nags Head to make it a welcoming place has paid off.”

Ms Atherton then visited The Long Pull, where she met with the management team and congratulated them on their win.

Respondents to the competition praised the traditional and relaxed atmosphere of the pub and the “friendly bar staff and fantastic land lady”.

Following Ms Atherton’s visit, Lisa, manager of The Long Pull said: “We are so grateful to have been recognised as one of the best pubs in Wrexham as part of Sarah’s recent competition and we are very thankful to those that nominated us. It was also great to be able to welcome Sarah to The Long Pull to showcase what we have to offer, and to meet the staff and those that come here too, both of whom make our pub such a great place.”

Commenting on the competition and her recent visits, Ms Atherton said: “Both pubs were very worthy joint winners and I really would encourage everyone across our community to give them a try – they really are both excellent places to drink, eat and socialise and I had a fantastic time visiting them both.

“I also want to celebrate all the other pubs across Wrexham that were nominated – the full list has been published on my website – and I would encourage people to try them all out. We really do have some excellent establishments across Wrexham, and I hope this competition will spur people onto trying somewhere new.”

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