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JD Wetherspoon to open in Bourne

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People will be raising a pint to a new JD Wetherspoon pub - nearly seven years since plans were first revealed.

The Raymond Mays in North Street, Bourne, opens on Tuesday (June 7) with a theme commemorating the town's 20th Century motor racing legend. He was the driving force behind British Racing Motors.

The new pub cost £2.9m to develop and has created 70 new jobs.

The Raymond Mays pub in Bourne (57067761)
The Raymond Mays pub in Bourne (57067761)

It will be managed by James Ladym, who was previously pub manager at the Stamford Post in Sheep Market, Stamford.

He said: “My team and I are looking forward to welcoming customers into The Raymond Mays and we are confident that the pub will be a great addition to the Bourne community and social scene.”

Mayor of Bourne Anna Kelly has been invited to a ribbon-cutting ceremony, along with members of the British Racing Motors team and former mechanics.

JD Wetherspoon area manager Abigail Herdman and pub manager James Ladym (57067764)
JD Wetherspoon area manager Abigail Herdman and pub manager James Ladym (57067764)

The Raymond Mays will be a single-storey pub with a landscaped garden at the back.

The design of the pub focuses around the career of Raymond Mays, with references to his career in commissioned artwork and fittings.

This includes a sculpture of of a racing track and a model racing car.

Photos and details of local history will also displayed in the pub.

One of two surviving Raymond Mays cars will be on display in the pub garden at the official opening.

The new pub will be open from 8am until midnight on Sundays to Wednesdays and from 8am until 1am on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and food will be served until 11pm.

Children accompanied by an adult are allowed in the pub until 9pm.

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