WORK has started on a futuristic new Wetherspoon pub in Ilfracombe.
Workers were on site this morning getting ready to start on the £3.5 million development at the former Collingwood Hotel site in Wilder Road.
JD Wetherspoon have owned the site since 2007.
It is expected the new pub will be open for business by April 2014.
Workers were due on site back in August but a change to the planning application held up the start date.
Developers submitted an amendment to the application which requests changing the roof from copper to zinc, reducing the height of the dome from six metres to four metres, removing an external staircase and a footbridge link.
Journal readers have been asked to pick a name for the new pub by voting in an online poll.
The choice is between three names: The Winter Garden, Capstone Point and The Admiral Collingwood.
To vote click on the article on the right hand side of this page.