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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  • Swimming at Newbold has never been a pleasant experience and sadly this continues to be the case. The vast money spent on refurbishment has delivered inadequate, dirty, cramped changing rooms and no c...  more »
  • .......to make it worth another visit. Lack of car parking spaces. Temporary entrance disfunctional. Signage not clear to direct you to changing rooms. No cubicles in changing rooms for privacy. No fa...  more »
  • This was our first trip since the re opening of the swimming pool. The pool remains unchanged, (still lovely and warm) reception area has a very unfinished feel to it (perhaps it is unfinished?) but m...  more »
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  • Great play area...nice drinks...good location...good car park...toilets bit dirty though
  • 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.
  • We stood for 5-10 mins at an unattended bar waiting to order drinks. No apology, no "hello", no "how can I help". We were unwelcome.
  • Great place for the family. Great beer great atmosphere. Pets welcome. And in the summer there is no better place
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