We spend last weekend in Wrexham to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary and we really enjoyed the whole experience. We were not just made to feel welcome everywhere we went, we were positively embraced by the local people. We stayed at the Belmont Hotel in Belmont Road, a lovely private hotel with 10 rooms which are furnished with great period pieces bought by the owner at antique showrooms. The decor was in need of updating, and was a bit sad in places, but the room was large, extremely comfortable and the modern bathrooom was also large with a great shower. Breakfast cooked to order by the owner and was substantial and really good.
Being there on the night of England's first world cup match we called into a pub called the Oak Tree round the corner from our hotel on the way home from town to see what it was like - we were a bit nervous about supporting England in Wales! We couldn't have asked for a better welcome. The bar staff were chatty, interested in us, and really friendly. We took our leave saying that we'd see them later. We arrived just before the match to a full bar and the landlady immediately called a welcome to us. By the end of the evening, nearly all the customers had spoken to us and given us advice about where to eat.
We visited an restaurant called Jamuna just down the road from the Wynnstay Arms just off the High Street in town and I would recommend it to anyone. The staff were friendly, helpful and very attentive. The food was very tasty, cooked to perfection. Hubby had the Shami Kebab to start which was substantial with a great flavour and the lightest, thinnest omelette on top. I had mixed tandoori, again very tasty. Coffee was served in a beautiful brass coffee pot with matching sugar bowl and milk jug resting on a matching brass tray. When we had finished, the waiter came to us with a complimentary glass of Baileys to finish the meal. They have been there for 28 years and we'd definitely return.
Walking back from town we called into the Oak Tree for last call and it was like being in our local. Sat at the bar and chatted with the bar staff and made friends with a few more customers. Thanks to all there for making us feel so comfortable.
It was a great weekend and although the weather was not brilliant, the people of Wrexham more than made up for it by their warmth and kindness.
we'll be going back.