The actor who voices children's hero Bob The Builder in Britain has just bought beloved Welsh poet DYLAN THOMAS' favourite hotel and pub in Laugharne, west Wales.

MEN BEHAVING BADLY star NEIL MORRISEY (corr), who once romanced actress Rachel Weisz, paid $1.2 million (GBP667,000) for BROWN'S HOTEL at an auction on Wednesday (21APR04).

The 250-year-old hotel is believed to be where Thomas wrote his epic UNDER MILK WOOD.

23/04/2004 19:26