Inside world’s biggest Wetherspoons that can serve 1,500 punters on the beach

Take a look inside the world's biggest Wetherspoons.

The Royal Victoria Pavilion pub in Ramsgate, Kent, is unlike any other Spoons due to its huge size.

It has 1,000 square feet of drinking space and an outdoor terrace and bar area, which can hold 1,500 punters at a time.

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Many believe the venue is the largest boozer in Europe – and that's not the only quality that makes it stand out from the crowd.

The pub is a Grade II listed building that boasts sea views of the Kent coastline.

It was designed by Stanley Davenport Adshead, who drew inspiration from the style of a Robert Adam orangery.

Then in the 1930s, the interiors were created in the style of the Little Theatre at Versailles.

Over the years, it was used as a concert hall, assembly rooms, nightclub and casino.

But it was a shadow of its former self when it closed in 2008.

The venue, which was named as an at-risk Victorian/Edwardian building, was renovated in the 2010s.

Wetherspoons developers spent £4.5million returning the derelict building to its former glory.

They made plenty of eye-catching changes, including installing mosaic floors, hanging lights and dark wood.

But they kept some of the original building features – including large circular windows that offer a sea view.

The Royal Victoria Pavilion first started serving punters in 2017, when it was opened by HRH Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll.

It's proven to be a hit with customers, racking up a four star rating on TripAdvisor.

One recent reviewer said: "Worth a visit to view the interior alone…

"What was a real bonus was the building itself. Sympathetically restored and converted into a bustling bar and restaurant.

"An upstairs outside terrace with views over the sea. Clean modern toilets.

"Plenty of pictures on the walls recalling the buildings history.

"A perfect example of how to preserve an historic building by converting it to a contemporary use."

And another wrote: "The biggest ever Spoons. Terrific pride of place position on the harbour and beach.

"Great outdoor space. Good Spoons service. Worth a visit."


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