Nestled amidst the charming streets of Wrexham, a hidden gem has been enchanting real ale lovers from across the United Kingdom.
The Magic Dragon Brewery Tap, located on Charles Street, has recently been crowned the prestigious title of CAMRA Pub of the Year for Wales, and its allure has captured the hearts of all who step through its doors.
As you approach the Magic Dragon Brewery Tap, you are immediately greeted by the warm glow of golden light seeping through its traditional windows. The exterior sets the stage for the magical experience that awaits inside. The interior is a seamless blend of rustic charm and contemporary comfort. The walls are adorned with vintage posters and quirky artefacts, creating an atmosphere that feels both nostalgic and welcoming.
At the heart of this magical experience is, of course, the exceptional selection of real ales that the pub has to offer. Richard Lever has been brewing at the Plassey Holiday Park for a while now, but just before the pandemic, invested into an old pub on Charles St with the aim of giving Magic Dragon's followers a place to visit.
The brewery tap now boasts an impressive array of Richard's own brews and some national brews, carefully curated to satisfy the palates of ale aficionados. From smooth bitters to robust stouts, every pint poured here is a testament to the craft and passion of the Magic Dragon team.
The pub's staff - led by Dave Salisbury, are true connoisseurs themselves, are always ready to recommend the perfect ale based on your taste preferences, ensuring that every visit is a delightful adventure for your taste buds.
What truly sets the Magic Dragon Pub apart is its sense of community. It's not merely a place to enjoy a drink; it's a haven where friendships are forged, stories are shared, and laughter reverberates through the air. Locals and visitors alike gather here, creating a diverse tapestry of people bound together by their love for exceptional ales and warm camaraderie. Regular events, from quiz nights to live music performances, add to the festive spirit, making every night at the Magic Dragon Pub a celebration.
Winning the CAMRA Pub of the Year for Wales is a testament to the Magic Dragon Pub's unwavering commitment to quality, authenticity, and the art of brewing.
Dave adds that the award not only recognises the exceptional ales served here but also celebrates the dedication of the pub's owners Richard and Liz and staff, who pour their hearts and souls into creating a haven for real ale enthusiasts.
In the heart of Wrexham, the Magic Dragon Pub stands as a beacon for real ale lovers, a place where the magic of perfectly crafted ales mingles with the enchantment of community and camaraderie. As it proudly wears the crown of CAMRA Pub of the Year for Wales, this charming establishment continues to weave its spell, drawing in visitors (ask them about Wrexham matchdays where visiting real ale fans seek them out!) and locals alike, inviting them to be a part of its extraordinary tale.
If you're seeking not just a pub but an experience—one filled with exquisite ales, friendly faces, and an ambiance that feels like home—then the Magic Dragon Pub on Charles Street is where your journey begins.
The Magic Dragon Brewery Tap is at; 13 Charles St, Wrexham LL13 8BT
Open Monday - Thursday 12.00pm - 11.00pm
Friday & Saturday - 12.00pm - 12.00am
Sunday - 2.00pm - 10.30pm