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A loving girlfriend has treated her partner to day out at his favourite JD Wetherspoon pub to mark his 21st birthday - all from the comfort and safety of their own home, of course.
With pubs, bars and restaurants remaining closed due to coronavirus, Danny Lake wasn't able to go out for birthday pints on 15 May at his local boozer, The Dockle Farmhouse.
But his girlfriend, 19-year-old Elise Richardson, managed to come up with a cunning plan, transforming the dining room into his beloved 'Spoons.
Yep, even down to the carpet and those iconic blue and white plates.
The couple are currently living with Danny's parents at their home in Highworth, Wiltshire - which is where Elise ingeniously decided to recreate the pub experience for her boyfriend, with the help of his relatives.
Elise created personalised paper plates, while his uncle managed to make a replica sign for them to hang above the door.
Elise even nailed the carpet and interior of the pub, having got the images printed and installing them in the dining room.
To complete his Wetherspoon feast, Danny was presented with a handmade burger cake, and he even had bottomless drinks included in the 'price' of his meal.
Elise said: "It was his 21st and we knew he wouldn't be allowed out.
"We asked him what he wanted to do and he said he really wanted to go to a Wetherspoons.
"Me and his parents thought why don't we throw him a Wetherspoons party and it got out of hand.
"The first thing we did was the paper plates. We were trying so hard to find actual Wetherspoons plates but we couldn't find them anywhere.
"But I found a company online where you could personalise paper plates, so I got a picture of the plate online and then just made them myself.
"Dan's uncle managed to make the Wetherspoons sign that's outside and shipped it down to us which is amazing.
"That's going to be around forever.
"The backdrop and the carpet we got from a printing company and all the other little things we just bought online.
"Even his nan said she wouldn't know that he wasn't there."
Danny said: "I was speechless. I'd mentioned having a birthday at Wetherspoons as a joke but I didn't think they'd take it seriously.
"I found it funny but I couldn't really believe they'd gone to that much effort. I'm sure I'll go back to the Dockle after lockdown.
"It will probably be a bit weird going outside and it looking the same, but I'm pretty sure that even the Dockle can't beat my Wetherspoons at home."
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