I make no apologies for calling it ‘new’. The Wynnstay Arms has been around a while of course (it was built in the late 18th century, at the gateway to the Wynnstay Estate), but this is a major refurbishment and upgrade, and Robinsons’ Brewery have spent £1.9m completely transforming both the interior and garden.
We were invited along, just before the re-opening, to sample it for My Wrexham Wedding and Phil Rees Photography (Natalie came along for a female perspective on things!). And we loved it.
They’ve done a great job. The function suite, meeting room and bar area have been redesigned, and they’ve kept the Coaching Inn feel, but it’s now much more contemporary and elegant. The bedrooms (all en-suite) have been tastefully and beautifully decorated, including the Bridal Suite (with a four-poster bed) and there’s a very practical family room.
… and there's some thoughtful little touches too - like fleece blankets to keep you warm when you’re sat outside on a summers night.
A major selling point for weddings is the size of the function suite which can seat 160 (with capacity of 200 for the evening), and with prices on their Banqueting Menu pitched in the £20 to £30 per head range, it’s a very affordable option.
The garden and exterior isn’t as big as some venues, but they’ve certainly made the most of what they have. The gateway arch between the main building and the stables has been closed off, and a patio area created, with new paths linking it to the re-designed and re-planted gardens. As a photographer, I’d have no problem finding suitable backgrounds here, and of course it’s in an attractive little corner of Ruabon, with the stone estate worker’s cottages and the main estate gates just a short step away.
All in all, it’s a great addition to the area, and I’m sure it will sit very well with its chosen target market. Pop along if you want to have a look – it’s now fully open. Or contact them on email@example.com for a brochure
Images courtesy of Robinsons Brewery