THE owner of an Italian restaurant in Rhyl is understood be to taking over a hotel in Prestatyn which has been closed throughout 2023.

Lyons Nant Hall, a Grade II listed landmark on Prestatyn Road, shut its doors for good on January 1.

But last night (July 24), Rossini's Italian Restaurant, based on Queen Street, said its owner, Ross Day, will be re-opening the hotel later this year.


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A statement from the restaurant read: “Following successful negotiations we are happy to announce that Mr Ross Day will be taking over the wonderful Grade II listed building: Lyons Nant Hall.

“As an experienced chef of over 40 years, Ross will bring his flair and expertise to this fabulous venue. His speciality as a banqueting chef will see catering at a superior level.

"We envisage opening early autumn following minor renovations, and full details will be available soon.

“We will also be taking bookings for Christmas lunch.”

Lyons Nant Hall was owned by Lyons Holiday Parks, having been bought by the family business in 2010.

“High running costs” was given as the reason for its closure.

Following its closure, Lyons Holiday Parks said it had decided to apply for a change of use of the site.

The company, founded in Rhyl in the 1920s, runs almost 20 holiday sites across North Wales and Cumbria.

Lyons was unable to comment further when contacted by the Journal today.