On Friday 30th April, Member of Parliament for Clwyd South, Simon Baynes MP, made a socially distanced visit to the Stanton House Inn in Chirk to congratulate the owners, Mark and Chelly Jones, on being named finalists in the Best of Welsh Business Awards in the ‘Best Pub & Social Club’ category, to see their new garden at the back of the premises and to praise them for their sense of community spirit during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The awards, which have now published a full list of finalists, will take place at the Vale Resort on 7th November 2021.
Chelly Jones said:
“We’ve had a full on year at Stanton House despite the lockdown, as we’ve continued to offer takeaways and gotten ready to re-open. We’ve also donated to Chirk Hospital, Chirk Court and Plas Bod Llwyd Care Homes, who have done amazing work throughout the pandemic. Before Stanton House, I worked for 24 years in dementia care so I understand just how difficult the pandemic has made things, and wanted to offer our help.
“Th local community is amazing in supporting us so we wanted to give something back. We wanted them to know their more than just customers, as if it wasn’t for the community, Stanton House wouldn’t be Stanton House. It’s been a pleasure welcoming back all our friends and customers and we really look forward to continuing to offer our hospitality to everyone in the wider community.
Simon Baynes MP said:
“I was delighted to hear that Stanton House as a local Chirk business had been nominated for the Best of Welsh Business Awards – particularly as this has been a very difficult year for the hospitality industry across North Wales and the rest of the country. I was very impressed by their new garden at the back of the premises which is proving very popular with their customers.
“They have certainly done our area proud. The work Mark and Chelly Jones do for the local community in Chirk hasn’t gone unnoticed, particularly throughout the lockdown this year – so I want to thank them personally for all they have done and continue to do.”