Danny Laken's dream night out for his 21st birthday celebration would have been a night out at the Dockle with his family and friends.

But the coronavirus lockdown put paid to that.

So instead, his girlfriend Elise Richardson brought the Dockle to him, recreating a replica in her dining room.

The 19-year-old said: “It was his 21st and we knew he wouldn’t be allowed out. For 21st birthdays we normally just go out for a meal and we asked him what he wanted to do and he said he really wanted to go to a Wetherspoons.

“So we told him we couldn’t do that but then, out of nowhere, me and his parents though why don’t we throw him a Wetherspoons party and it got out of hand.”

To put the fake Spoons together, Elise organised personalised her own paper plates online and Danny’s uncle Alan Bessell created a replica Wetherspoons sign to hang over the door.

Elise said: “The first thing we did was the paper plates, we were trying so hard to find actual Wetherspoons plates but we couldn’t find them anywhere.

“But I found a company online where you could personalise paper plates, so I got a picture of the plate online and then just made them myself.

“Dan’s uncle managed to make the Wetherspoons sign that’s outside and shipped it down to us which is amazing. That’s going to be around forever.

The backdrop and the carpet we got from a printing company and all the other little things we just bought online.

“Even his nan said she wouldn’t know that he wasn’t there.”

The Highworth couple currently live with Danny’s parents Chris and Gary who helped to put together the pub.

Birthday boy Danny said: “I was speechless. I’d mentioned having a birthday at Wetherspoons as a joke but I didn’t think they’d take it seriously.

“I found it funny but I couldn’t really believe they’d gone to that much effort.

“I’m sure I’ll go back to the Dockle after lockdown. It will probably be a bit weird going outside and it looking the same, but I’m pretty sure that even the Dockle can’t beat my Wetherspoons at home.”

To top it off, Danny was presented with a handmade burger cake complete with sides to make up his favourite meal.

He also enjoyed bottomless cokes and beers that were included in the price of his meal.