The Rt Hon David Jones MP (left) was at The Castle Hotel, in Ruthin, to unveil a plaque.
The Secretary of State for Wales and Clwyd West MP unveiled the Quayle Award plaque at the outlet, presented to Wetherspoon by Ruthin and District Civic Association, in recognition of the company’s restoration of the landmark St Peter’s Square building.
Named after a distinguished local resident, the late Professor William Quayle, the Quayle Award is presented regularly to the owners of private, public and commercial buildings which have enriched the town and local villages by good new design and texture or by sensitive restoration.
Wetherspoon opened the pub and hotel in January 2012, following a £2.1-million redevelopment project.
David Jones said: “I was delighted to unveil the plaque commemorating the grant of the Quayle Award to J D Wetherspoon.
“The Castle Hotel is one of the most prominent buildings in Ruthin and had sadly declined over recent years.
The company has carried out an outstanding restoration and thoroughly deserves this prestigious award.”
Pictured with David Jones MP are (left to right) Wetherspoon’s general manager Steve Edge, pub manager Nel Price, Ruthin Mayor Cllr Rosie Hughes-Moseley and representatives of Ruthin and District Civic Association.