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There's little more that can offer comfort, solitude and happiness in huge and equal amounts as a Wetherspoons.
It doesn't matter if you're hundreds of miles away from home, if there's a Spoons nearby, you're sorted. Because that's what it is, it's the familiarity of home while you're away.
Admittedly, some are better than others, and some try to become something they're not, but the embers of the original flames are all still there, and given enough time those embers transform into a roaring fire where the heart can be warmed as it's surrounded by reasonably priced pints, food and good people.
Spoons have now revealed their 'super pub', which is set to be the biggest ever, Kent Live reports, in Ramsgate, Kent.
It'll be called the Royal Victoria Pavilion and has been converted from the seafront casino that it once was.
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It opens its doors on August 29 and looks nothing like any other of the establishments in the pub chain.
"The pub will be one of the largest, if not the largest in the UK, with a customer area of almost 11,000 square foot, plus a ground floor and first floor terrace," pub manager Chris Whitbourn told Kent Live.
Inside there aren't the usual drab carpet patterns that we've all come to know and love, but rather a wooden floor that sits below a balcony, which you can access via the grand staircase.
The building has kept its original features that were put in when the pavilion was built in 1903 by architect Stanley Davenport Adshead.
"It should be noted that the programme of works will last 34 weeks including Christmas shutdown, with the pub opening in July 2017," Architect Keith Paine said at the start of the project.
"Initially we will be erecting a temporary scaffold over the roof so we can commence re-roofing.
"Given the condition of the building there is very little we can retain of salvage. Gone are the dormers and oriel windows which we are intending to reinstate, as well as the cupola.
"With regards to reinstating the building to its 'former glory' we have managed - via the RIBA - to track down a number of the original architects drawings which we have been able to obtain copies of."
Locals are split on the plans, which will cost £4million to build, but will create 100 part-time jobs.
Personally, I can see nothing bad that can come of this.
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