Pub managers Chris Whitbourn and Charlotte Mason will be giving away complimentary tickets for the pre-opening of the Wetherspoon’s Royal Victoria Pavilion on Ramsgate seafront.
On Thursday (August 17) at 4pm people can come to the main entrance of the pub for the complimentary tickets for the event from Friday, August 25 to Sunday, August 27.
Chris said: “People are welcome to come to the main entrance where they will be able to ask for a time with up to four people per group. Each person per group will receive a voucher for a complimentary meal and two complimentary drinks and will have an hour to spend in the pub and get a sneak peek before we open to the general public on Tuesday, August 29.
“Supply is limited so it will be on a first come, first served basis and once a timeslot is full it is full.”
The Royal Victoria Pavilion will officially open at 8am on August 29.
The grade II listed building has undergone work refurbishing some of the original, historic features, including the porthole windows, and the creation of a new terraced balcony garden
There is also a new community space, ground floor sheltered terrace facing the beach and pavement cafe under the canopy area facing Harbour Parade.
Chris and Charlotte have recruited around 100 staff through open days held at East Kent College and the Mechanical Elephant.
Training is taking place now ready for the official opening, which will be conducted by mayor Trevor Shonk.