Ilfracombe Wetherspoon will be a Collingwood
- Credit: Archant
New pub will take it name from English naval hero and the old Collingwood Hotel.
THE new Ilfracombe Wetherspoon pub is to be called The Admiral Collingwood, it has been announced.
It maintains a link with the site’s former occupant, the former Victorian Collingwood Hotel.
Vice Admiral Cuthbert Collingwood was Lord Nelson’s second in command at the Battle of Trafalgar, taking over command when Nelson was struck down.
“Wetherspoon is always keen to give its pub’s names with a local connection and The Admiral Collingwood fits these criteria perfectly,” said Wetherspoon chairman Tim Martin.
You may also want to watch:
“As well as the name itself the pub will be adorned with photos, pictures and information boards relating to the characters and history of Ilfracombe.”
Admiral Collingwood had no Ilfracombe connection, but the former hotel took its name from nearby Collingwood Terrace.
- 1 Northam Murder: 'Merciless' carer gets life for killing client who caught him stealing
- 2 Barnstaple Fair set to return for 2021 - 'May the show go on!'
- 3 Northam Murder: Carer guilty of brutal murder of frail widow
- 4 Man dies after crash involving two lorries and a motorbike near Torrington
- 5 Man dies after 'single vehicle collision' on the A386
- 6 Woman reportedly assaulted at Bideford park - Police seek witnesses
- 7 Evidence of damage found at Iron Age monument near Ilfracombe
- 8 Appledore RNLI's Matt Rowe passes out as lifeboat mechanic
- 9 Six people injured in serious crash on A39 near Barnstaple - Police appeal
- 10 Plan for 173 homes on Torrington Creamery site approved despite no affordable homes
The new pub and restaurant is expected to be open for Easter.