Pub to serve up live music again as new owner reveals its revival plans

A pub which has been shut for two years is being given a new lease of life in a move which bucks the national trend of bar closures.

Big plans... Steve Preston, left, and Peter Preston, of Rowton Brewery, at the Wrekin Inn.
Big plans... Steve Preston, left, and Peter Preston, of Rowton Brewery, at the Wrekin Inn.

Rowton Brewery has bought the Wrekin Inn on Wrekin Road in Wellington which is being revived as a live music pub with craft ales.

“It gives us great pleasure to announce that we have bought The Wrekin,” said Steve Preston of the brewery, which also owns The Pheasant in Wellington and the Old Fighting Cocks in Oakengates.

The Wrekin Inn – seen here in 2009 – is to get a new lease of life.

“The pub, which has been closed for two years, will be fully refurbished by ourselves and will be ready to open by Easter, lockdown permitting, creating local jobs.”

Steve said that the Wrekin had long been associated with live music and he would continue this tradition.

He said: “We will be offering a selection of our own Rowton ales, made at our micro brewery at The Pheasant in Market Street, as well as other craft beers, and food.”

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