Ilfracombe Wetherspoon will be a Collingwood

Work underway at the site of the new Ilfracombe Wetherspoon pub - which will be called The Admiral C

Work underway at the site of the new Ilfracombe Wetherspoon pub - which will be called The Admiral 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.


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“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.

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The new pub and restaurant is expected to be open for Easter.

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