Local victory for pub name change campaigners
April 17, 2012 by Lyndon
Wrexham residents have won the battle to retain a local pub’s name thanks to a campaign to keep it as it was after locals saw proposed changes on posters around the area.
Local residents in Llay near Wrexham learned that their local watering hole, The Crown Inn, was to be renamed due to a planned revamp from the company that owns the pub. Marston’s Inns and Taverns is the firm responsible for the refurbishment of The Crown Inn and they had proposed to change the name of it to The Dormouse.
However, Marston’s Inns and Taverns publicised the fact that the name of the pub would be changing using poster printing. Wrexham residents sat up and took notice of the posters and chose to campaign against the name change, even drumming up support from Wrexham Council. A spokesperson acting on behalf of the council said:
“Wrexham Council has been involved in discussions with both Marston’s and the local community regarding The Crown Inn. The local community were strongly in favour of keeping the pub’s original name and we are happy both parties worked together to resolve this issue.”
The locals of Llay would not have been aware of the proposed name change of The Crown Inn had it not been for the posters displayed around the village – an example of why poster printing gives Wrexham businesses an edge when they have a message that they want people to notice. Because of the posters, Marston’s Inns and Taverns has been able to work with local people to reach a harmonious decision about the naming of the pub.