The busy Thomas Ingoldsby pub in Canterbury will reopen at the end of the month after a major refurbishment.
Nearly 100 new jobs will be created at the Burgate venue, part of the Wetherspoons chain
It has been closed for 18 weeks to allow for a £2.5 million project which will also see a 13-bedroom hotel on the second floor open on May 29.
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Wetherspoons opened the pub in the former furniture store in 1997. 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.