Is this Britain’s poshest Wetherspoons? Pub in 19th century building has Grecian columns & glass domed ceiling | The Sun

WETHERSPOONS is loved for its cheap pints and food across the UK – and some of them are found in stunning old buildings.

The famous pub chain often buys older former banks and halls to turn into a Wetherspoons.

And one in Bury, St Edmunds could be one of the fanciest in the country.

The Corn Exchange, in Suffolk, was a former corn exchange that opened in 1862.

It is a Grade I listed monument designed by Ellis & Woodward and built by Lot Jackaman, costing £7,000 which works out to around £1million in today's money.

The ground floor of the building was turned into shops in 1969, and the top floor was turned into Wetherspoons in 2012, with many of the original features remaining.

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The exterior Grecian columns remain, with its grand facade renovated and restored.

Inside is a huge glass-domed ceiling with some of the column decorations protected by glass.

Don't worry about struggling for a table with the huge open plan venue having lots of booths and tables.

Former punters have praised the Wetherspoons, with one person on TripAdvisor saying it was one of the best Wetherspoons in the county.

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Another said it was "spectacular in every way".

And a man who spent £17,000 travelling to every single Wetherspoons in the UK said it was one of his favourite.

David Bingham, 59, spent three years trekking the country to visit all 861 chains.

He said: “I love Wetherspoons because of the incredible buildings they are in – many of them are old fire stations, post offices and other beautiful sites. Spoons saves these buildings."

Along with The Corn Exchange, he also named the Royal Victoria Pavilion in Ramsgate as one of his favourites; the biggest in the UK, Sun Travel recently visited to try the pub out.

And Bury, St Edmunds isn't just home to the most beautiful Wetherspoons, but also the most beautiful Greggs, which is one the same street.

Here are some other beautiful Wetherspoons in the UK.

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