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Sign mix up at new Wetherspoon pub in Station Road, Rainham

Building works are not even finished at a new Wetherspoon pub but already some unfortunate errors have been spotted in its new sign.

The Railway, in Station Road, Rainham, is due to open on Tuesday, October 1.

The Railway Pub is being refurbished to be changed into a Wetherspoon in Rainham. Picture: John Westhrop
The Railway Pub is being refurbished to be changed into a Wetherspoon in Rainham. Picture: John Westhrop

Recently, a sign featuring a Gothic-style image of a steam train and the Domesday book has been erected.

However, it transpires there are a couple of errors with the logo.

Firstly, Domesday has been incorrectly spelled 'Doomsday', but worse still Rainham in Kent didn't even feature in the historic manuscript, in fact the entry refers to Rainham in Essex.

Wetherspoon spokesman Eddie Gershon said: “We thank KentOnline for alerting us to the Domesday Book reference to the sign outside the soon to be opened pub in Rainham.

“This is an error as the Domesday Book refers to Rainham in Essex and not in Kent.

“A new sign is being made without reference to the Domesday Book and we apologise for the cock up.”

There are a couple of errors in the sign for the new Railway Pub in Rainham
There are a couple of errors in the sign for the new Railway Pub in Rainham

Rainham in Essex was mentioned in the Domesday Book four times.

The Railway pub had been empty since 2012 after previous owners Sarumdale pub group went bust.

The site was bought by JD Wetherspoon last year and construction has been under way since early April.

The £2.1million project is set to create 50 new jobs.

This week the pub has applied for planning permission to drop the kerb at the car park entrance to allow access for vehicles.

Peter Pethers has been appointed the pub's manager.

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