Sneak peak: First pic inside refurbed top Spoons

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The Thomas Ingoldsby will reopen after a major refurbishment

The new top Wetherspoons is just days from reopening after a massive internal overhaul.

Closed since January, the Thomas Ingoldsby has been refurbished to include hotel rooms and additional bar areas.

It has been one of Canterbury’s most popular pubs since it opened in a former furniture store in 1997.

Nearly 100 new jobs will be created at the pub when it is formally reopened on May 29.

The coming weekend will see guests invited for drinks, a meal and a look round.

Inside the refurbished Thomas Ingoldsby

However, the Canterbury Journal has had sneak peak inside

The most significant difference customers will notice is the new bright white ceiling.

It is a stark contrast from the main room before the refurbishment, which felt gloomy and dark a lot of the time.

New blue seating has also been introduced as part of the £2.5 million project. There will be a 13-bedroom hotel on the second floor.

The refurbished pub will have bar areas on both floors and new dining areas.

Artwork by children and local artists will feature throughout the building.

The reopened venue will have a total of 150 employees when new staff are added to existing ones.

It is one of two Wetherspoons in Canterbury, the other being the West Gate Inn in North Lane.

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