As one of the most eagerly anticipated new venues to come to Llangollen in years, The Three Eagles is set to throw open its doors for business next week. An overwhelming response has already been seen, with reservations already flooding in as excited guests rush to be among the first to sample the delicious food and cocktails.
Located on Bridge Street in a historic Grade II-listed former coaching-inn, The Three Eagles has been a work in progress over recent months with the building having been subject to extensive renovation works. But it is not just the ancient stone and mortar that have been under construction lately…
As the Three Eagles’ home nears completion, an impressively-talented, award-winning management team have been strategically assembled. Their mission…to provide guests with an unforgettable dining and social experience that is unique to Llangollen.
The majority of this new team originates in the local area, with almost all having attended Ysgol Dinas Bran in their formative years. Until now many had spent years plying their trade away from the town – some even internationally. But news of The Three Eagles spread quickly and the attraction of becoming a part of such a prestigious Welsh project proved too much to resist and has brought the team members back to their roots.
Heading up The Three Eagles team is General Manager, Amy Cross. A local farmer’s daughter, Amy has worked in the hospitality industry since her University days in Liverpool. Having worked her way around the beautiful mountains, lakes and coastline of Wales, she brings over fifteen years of award-winning experience to the table. Amy spent the last three years in Ireland, leading an award-winning restaurant through its launch in the capital, Dublin.
With significant experience in this field, Amy has a track-record of launching a number of new fine dining restaurants, achieving recognition in the Michelin Guide having fronted a restaurant by 2-Michelin-Star chef, Michael Caines MBE.
“It’s such an exciting time not just for the Three Eagles but for Llangollen and North Wales tourism as a whole. The Three Eagles will provide Llangollen with such an important boost for the local economy and it is a real privilege to be part of this journey from the very beginning”, says Amy.
“With the venue’s inception, some excellent career opportunities have been created. It’s the vision and commitment to a better Wales that the Three Eagles represents that has drawn these high flyers home, resulting in the creation of a first-class team. What we’re hoping will be key to our future success is the continued development of our staff.”
Amy joins experienced international chefs, Adam Gaunt-Evans and Oliver Potter at the Three Eagles with the trio working together on the blueprints for the delivery of an extra special dining experience. They are supported by a fantastic set of individuals who all bring their own talent and experience back to Llangollen.
Assistant Managers, Nicole Farrell and Kim Watson also come with their own proven expertise. Nicole has been a major driving force behind the continued success of the exclusive Llangollen wedding venue, Tyn Dwr Hall whilst Kim has previously been working in a managerial position for a nationally-recognised gastro pub/restaurant chain. Their “foreign” friend and fellow Assistant Manager, Harry Hickson, from over the border compliments the team bringing years of managerial experience and has travelled the globe as far as Australia building on his wine knowledge.
For the Three Eagles owners Matt and Vicky Jones, the concept of the venue has always been about showcasing the very best elements of Llangollen and the surrounding region. The recruitment of a team who have all emerged from the town only strengthens this ambition.
Matt said, “When we set out in the beginning, it was very important to us that we created opportunities here in Llangollen – first and foremost for Llangollen people. And that is exactly what the Three Eagles has done. The team have come home to take on this exciting project with us and I think that should give some indication as to just how impressive the Three Eagles is going to be.”