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Wild West-themed pub to open in Connah’s Quay

DEESIDE residents are invited to join the party as one of the area’s best-known pubs opens its saloon doors after a Wild West makeover.

The Palomino in Connah’s Quay, formerly the Wepre Inn, is under new management and starts trading tomorrow (Friday).

Owner Chris Wall said he is ‘delighted’ with the transformation – and hopes customers will be impressed.

He said: “Our vision has become a reality and it looks amazing. There has been such a positive response and people seem genuinely excited by the idea.”

Chris, 55, and his partner Bev White moved to Connah’s Quay in 2010.

The pair say they were frustrated by the lack of ‘decent’ restaurants and pubs within walking distance of their home, so they decided to take on their local and turn it into a family venue.

“For the past month we have been working 24/7,” said Chris.

“At some points there were 30 or 40 workmen on site at the same time, but all the hard work has paid off.

“The pub is unrecognisable and we feel very proud.”

Diners can sit alongside life-sized cowboys and Indians on horseback while they enjoy freshly cooked food prepared in the restaurant’s newly refitted and extended kitchen.

Chris said: “We are already booked up tomorrow night, which we are thrilled about.

“I just hope local people will continue to support us. We want this to be a fun place for all the family.”

Chris is also launching an open mic folk music night, which will take place from 9pm on Sundays.

He added: “Come along and listen, or if you play then come and join in! In the coming weeks I’m also hoping to set up a similar rock night. There are lots of plans in the pipeline.”

The Palomino is open Monday-Thursday from noon- 11pm and Friday-Sunday from noon-midnight. For more information, visit www.palominopub.co.uk.