JOURNAL readers are being given the chance to name a new Wetherspoon pub coming to Ilfracombe.
Various names were nominated for the futuristic building which will be erected at the site of the former Collingwood Hotel on Wilder Road
There have been some imaginative, unique and even outlandish suggestions, but the pub chain has now whittled the list down to the final three.
- The Winter Garden
- Capstone Point
- The Admiral Collingwood
It is now up to Journal readers to decide which name they want for the pub, which is due to be open by April 2014.
You can vote for your favourite in our poll which can be found on the right-hand side of this page or by visiting www.northdevonjournal.co.uk.
Wetherspoon chairman Tim Martin said: “We are looking forward to starting building work on the new pub and are pleased that the pub will have an historic name when it opens.
“We are grateful to the North Devon Journal readers for taking the time to assist us with the new name for the pub.”
The Wilder Road site has been owned by JD Wetherspoon since 2007.
Builders were due to be on site in August, but a hold up with a change to the planning application has meant the on-site date is now estimated to be September 23.
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.
Ilfracombe Town councillors recommended the plans for approval at a planning committee meeting on Monday evening but disliked the idea of a zinc roof.
Councillor George Squires said: “Zinc will look poor compared to copper. Copper will look as though they’ve done a good job but zinc will look like a tin roof on a shed.
“If they’re looking for a quality development, copper should be used.”
Other councillors agreed with Cllr Squires and opted to make an observation on the application about the roof’s material.
The council's recommendation will now be passed to North Devon Council who will make the final decision regarding the design amendment.