Inside the biggest Wetherspoons in the world – and it's right on the beach | The Sun

THE world's biggest Wetherspoons is situated right on the beach and offers great views as well as cheap pints.

A lot of Spoons pubs are well-known for their fancy redecorations and the biggest one is no different.

The Royal Victoria Pavilion in Ramsgate, Kent, was opened by HRH Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll in 2017.

The Grade II listed building is a former dilapidated pavilion and had been one of the most at-risk Victorian/Edwardian buildings in the land.

It was originally built as a concert hall and assembly rooms and was designed by architect Stanley Davenport Adshead.

The interior is believed to have been inspired by the Little Theatre at Versailles before it was simplified in the 1930s.

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The pub had also previously been used as both a nightclub, and casino before closing its doors in 2008.

It boasts 11,000 square feet of drinking space – including a huge terrace over the beach – and holds 1,500 punters, making it the biggest pub in Europe.

The company ploughed £4.5 million into the building, which lay derelict for decades.

Inside it features a high ceiling adorned with quirky hanging lights and a green, white and deep red theme, with accents of dark wood.

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The interior was inspired by the Little Theatre at VersaillesCredit: Alamy

There's also a grand staircase which takes punters up to a carpeted mezzanine balcony, providing a great view of the huge, wood-panelled bar that runs along the wall on the lower level.

It also maintains some of the iconic pavilion's original features, including the classic circular windows designed for the building ahead of its completion in 1903.

Former Ramsgate Mayor Trevor Shonk was first at the bar for a pint of bitter when it opened.

At the time, he told The Sun Online: “This is the best thing that’s happened to Ramsgate for a long time.

“It’s amazing what they’ve done here."

The pub was listed as one of the 10 most beautiful Wetherspoons in the country by Sun Online Travel.

It's also a huge hit with its regulars, who are impressed with its decoration and its views.

One person who gave it five stars on TripAdvisor wrote: "The building itself was 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 building's history.

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

Another also wrote: "A more stunning building you won’t find- inside and out. Such friendly, helpful staff every single time we visit.

"We went in the winter so obviously sat inside, but there is ample seating outside overlooking the beach – would be a fab place to while away the hours in summer."

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