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Newbold Comyn, Leamington Spa

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Newbold Comyn is a park that is found on the eastern edge of Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England. It is described by some people as a country park in all but name.HistoryThe first mention of Newbold Comyn in history was in the Domesday Book when it was mentioned that one of the two mills of Leamington were situated there. In 1539 two men, Richard Willes and William Morcote jointly purchased the land that was now a farm. When Richard Willes died in 1564 his son inherited the whole estate as Richard had married Morcote's daughter. At the end of the 18th century the Revd. Edward Willes built a new house on the estate in addition to the existing farm house. The Revd. Edward Willes died in 1820, and his son, also Edward, began to sell parts of the estate for building in 1823 as Leamington grew into a Spa town. In all the Willes family held Newbold Comyn for over 400 years, until they sold most of the remaining estate to Leamington Corporation after the end of the Second World War. The Willes family moved to Honington in South Warwickshire, and sold the mansion house to a subsidiary of AC Lloyd (Builders) in 1964. The main house, which stood where now the junction of Newbold Terrace East and Fernhill Drive is, was demolished in 1965, leaving only the farm and outbuildings. During the Second World War the Luftwaffe dumped two bombs on the park whilst returning to base from Coventry. The craters can still be seen. The Corporation laid out the leisure park in the 1970s and the land usage has remained the same ever since although it is now run by Warwick District Council. There used to be an old steam engine on which young people could climb and play, but this had to be removed due to health and safety regulations.
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  • Spent a family day at Newbold Comyn on 3rd June celebrating my birthday with children and grandchildren. It was excellent ... to be honest nothing spectacular except for green grass ... a great hill a...  more »
  • Excellent space which includes stretches of the river Leam. Plenty of walking but some restrictions because of the huge ammount of work going on, we will revisit when it is complete.  more »
  • an amazing green space/ golf course/ pub / and gardens large play areas football fields place to flyr emote control planes fab dog walks  more »
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  • Had a lovely meal here with 5 colleagues. I went for the chicken burger which was very tasty, and my colleagues all said that their meals were good too. There was only one member of staff at the bar but he was able to serve us in an efficient and friendly manner. Would definitely recommend and will be going back.
  • What a lovely place. The fire was roaring and the food was perfect. I would recommend the spicy chicken strips with homemade blue cheese sauce to start! There are slimming world friendly choices too 🙌🏻- the veg lagsagne was absolutely gorgeous! Dog friendly, children friendly and v lovely staff.
  • Great place for the family. Great beer great atmosphere. Pets welcome. And in the summer there is no better place
  • Excellent Food and service. Always a great busy pub, make sure to book a head if you want to eat
  • I've been to the Newbold many times and it is a beautiful pub with great food, beer and staff! So many tasty options on the menu, you really are spoiled for choice, the gravy alone is nothing short of award winning!!