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“Excellent beer and a warm welcome”

the Somerville Arms
Ranked #1 of 15 Nightlife in Leamington Spa
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Owner description: Your Traditional Friendly Local. Twice CAMRA 'Pub of the Year' and Cask Marque accredited for ten years. Seven Cask Ales always available.
Reviewed 3 June 2014

Paid a visit to the pub whilst visiting Leamington Spa. I have to say that the draught ales I tried there were some of the best that I have tasted in a long time. It's easy to see why the pub has won so many awards for its beers. Received a very warm welcome from the bar staff. I loved the fact that the pub seemed to be 'humming' with the sounds of other guests enjoying a good chat with each other. Will definitely be back.

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Reviewed 22 May 2014

The idea of a pub is to relax and engage with people. Alas, most contemporary pubs play loud music, focus on food, which means you may feel uncomfortable occupying a table and you're there to spend, then depart before the next lot arrive. Further, the beers are 'mass produced', so you are effectively being ripped off. However, at the Somerville, you get chatty conscientious bar staff, easy on the ears non trashy background music, a friendly unpretentious proprietor, real CAMRA ales - and to top it all off, superb live music several times a week from a random mix of genres, but non too noisy that you cannot still sit and chat. Love the place and so glad I discovered it, purely by chance too. And do give #babycat a cuddle, she loves it! :D

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Reviewed 9 May 2014

What a hidden gem, its so nice to find a traditional pub with traditional friendly service. I think the owner is called Paul he was an amazing host...a proper publican...

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Reviewed 1 May 2014

The Somerville Arms is something just a little bit special: it offers a glimpse of heaven, tucked away in the backstreets of Royal Leamington Spa. The 'Ville has a strong local following of real-ale drinkers, music lovers, families, couples and singletons who come for the oozing character and friendly atmosphere.

They always have at least seven real-ales on, which are obviously kept by a landlord with an absolute passion for his beer - every pint is perfect and feels like an experience. It is easy to see why this place has gained the many awards from CAMRA, Cask Marque and the like proudly displayed on its walls.

The music is similarly world-class, acts come miles around, are often professionals, who play for nothing more than the atmosphere and a free beer with a friendly smile. The pub is absolutely bursting on music nights and if you can get in really worth trying out (especially the Irish night!).

Definitely worth an evening out. If you're in Leamington for just one night, this is the place to be!

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Reviewed 1 May 2014

Proper local pub with superb real ale along with a great selection of other drinks and always full friendly faces. Always a pleasure to visit.

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