Wrexham couple celebrate 20 years of running pub

The Jones duo have operated Hydes pub the Stanton House in Chirk since 2001.

A husband and wife team are celebrating the running of their local community pub for over two decades.

Mark Jones has operated Hydes pub the Stanton House in Chirk, Wrexham, since 2001 along with his wife Chelly who joined him behind the bar in 2015.

Mark’s aunt and uncle owned the building before his dad transformed it into a public house, which was then acquired by Hydes Brewery, also in 2001. 

The popular pub, still owned by Hydes, received an extensive refurbishment last year, which has helped boost turnover in 12 months.

The couple have worked very closely with the Salford-based brewery and pub company in turning the pub from a busy community establishment into a popular pub and restaurant, appealing to local residents as well as tourists to the area.

Long-standing tenants

"It’s great to see The Stanton House doing so well with such dedicated tenants at the helm," says Managing director of Hydes Adam Mayers. "It’s become even more integral to the community that it operates in and the investment we made into it certainly has paid off. Mark and Chelly are one of our longest-standing tenant couples at Hydes and are committed to providing a first rate customer experience, which is totally aligned with our key service offering. Working closely together,  we make a great team and look forward to seeing what the future holds.

"We’re happy to provide ongoing support to our tenanted pubs and investment in the form of a refurbishment is just one way that we can help to drive the business and provide support through challenging economic periods. As a very popular pub that plays a vital role in the local community, we’re committed to ensuring the long term survival of pubs such as The Stanton House."

This refurbishment forms part of an ongoing multi-million pound investment programme in the Hydes estate. Since 2022, Hydes has committed over £10m to refurbishments of pubs across its estate and plans to maintain investment throughout 2024.

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