TQ5839 : Opera House, Tunbridge Wells

near to Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, Great Britain

Opera House, Tunbridge Wells
Opera House, Tunbridge Wells
The Opera House
Originally built as an opera house, which opened in 1902. It became a cinema in 1931 and, nearly 40 years later, made the transition into a bingo hall. Became a Wetherspoons pub in the late 1990s. Still holds occasional operas.
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Founded in 1979 by Tim Martin, Wetherspoon is a large chain of pubs with almost 800 pubs around the UK.

Unlike other large chains, Wetherspoon do not operate their own brewery.

The name Wetherspoons came from one of Martin's teachers in New Zealand, J D Wetherspoons.
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