The largest town in north Wales, Wrexham is perhaps best known for its ancient landmarks and rich industrial history. As a county, Wrexham is home to two of the seven wonders of Wales – St. Giles Church in the town centre (famous for its 135-ft tower) and the Gresford Bells at All Saint’s Church in Gresford. Wrexham is also well-known for its National Trust Properties, including Chirk Castle and Erddig Hall, along with the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal World Heritage Site.
There’s also plenty for food lovers to get their teeth stuck into in Wrexham, with a myriad of independent restaurants and a community centre with a food court housing several street food vendors.
What many people don’t realise, however, is that this historical market town also harbours a lively and varied nightlife entertainment scene. The This Is Wrexham Tourism Partnership have developed a new visitor itinerary to encourage visitors to explore the many bars, clubs and pubs
in Wrexham. Aptly-named ‘Night Owls’, the itinerary includes suggestions on places to stay and where to go on a night-out in Wrexham.
Launched in summer 2019, there are a total of 13 new visitor itineraries howcasing the businesses offering the best experiences for visitors.
Stay at the Lemon Tree Hotel
Based within a striking Grade-II Listed Victorian Gothic building, The Lemon Tree has 12 en-suite rooms, a bar and a restaurant.
It was a good job we booked a table for dinner when we checked in, as by around 7.30pm, almost every table in the restaurant is full with a mixture of guests and locals. Add to this the two local lads performing popular indie rock ballads in the centre of the room and you’ve got a pretty lively dining atmosphere. The perfect place to line your stomach before a night-out, without running the risk of getting tired and heading home early after too much food.
Having fuelled up at The Lemon Tree, it’s time to venture into Wrexham town centre to discover what the local nightlife has to offer.
After taking a short stroll into town, we’re off to Wrexham’s multi award-winning arts and cultural centre, Tŷ Pawb. On Friday evenings from 6pm until 9pm, Tŷ Pawb (meaning ‘Everybody’s House’) hosts live entertainment including various bands, comedy acts, open mic nights and more, with a licensed bar, market stalls and a food court housing several independent vendors.
Awarded Best Pub in the Best Bar None Wrexham Awards earlier this year, The Fat Boar is an independently-run pub with a tempting cocktail menu to complement its extensive drink selection. This includes the locally brewed Wrexham Lager, said to have been drunk on-board the Titanic.
The Fat Boar also hosts a number of themed food evenings along with rum, gin and wine tasting events and live music performances.
Before you check out of The Lemon Tree the next day, pop into the dining room from 7am to 9.30am and tuck into a hearty Full English breakfast or an open breakfast bloomer – you might need it! Alternatively, if you’re not feeling particularly hungry, perhaps you’d prefer some freshly baked pastries instead.
Fancy heading into town for breakfast instead? Lot11 Cafe on Hill Street seems to be a real hit with the locals too!
For more inspiration on the best things to do and see in the area during your visit, take your pick from 12 other visitor itineraries created by This Is Wrexham and take a look at fellow blogger, Explore With Ed’s post on This Is Wrexham’s ‘Wrexham Wonder’s’ visitor itinerary.
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The This Is Wrexham Tourism Partnership have been successful in receiving funding through the Welsh Government Rural Communities Rural Development Programme 2014 – 2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government.