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The Greyhound, Leamington Spa

35 Kennedy Square
Leamington Spa
CV32 4SY
Phone: 01926427123

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Thuck Phat left this review about The Cask & Bottle

Well described below so briefly this a boozer with a traditional exterior but modern interior. It's all wooden floors, feature bare brick walls, sporadic metal chairs, sports shown on assorted tellys and table footie. I liked it but it isn't going to appeal to the traditionalists.
Food isn't served but they keep a stack of local takeaway menus so I assume that you'd be fine to eat those here although there wasn't confirmation of this.
Beer: Church Farm Harry's Heifer, Wye Valley Butty Bach, Roosters Yankee, Purity Mad Goose and UBU which was in good nick. That's a very decent selection of ales and the best that I've seen in Leamington.
It felt a friendly spot and I'd certainly return for the well selected beers.

On 1st April 2014 - rating: 7
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Cask & Bottle

This was a roll of the dice decision to pop in ,and very glad I did so.The open plan interior still very much as Quinno describes,wooden floored and a bit of a jumble but the table football machine proved a great diversion,especially at the end of a Thursday night crawl.The barman was friendly and although my Roosters Yankee was not in peak condition,still decent and I was impressed by a well thought out range from the other four handpumps,better than in some of the GBG pubs we had tried earlier.There was also a wider age group of punters in,and despite the drab neighbourhood it felt calm enough.
I would give this pub another go when next in town given the attempt at a decent ale range,just hope execution doesnt let them down.

On 23rd March 2014 - rating: 7
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Quinno _ left this review about The Cask & Bottle

Craft Ales Sports Kitchen (geddit?) a brand-new venture I came across after perusing the local CAMRA mag in the Somerville. Run, apparently, by the people who also have the nearby Clarendon. Five ales on from Purity, Otter and Roosters. My Roosters Yankee was far too warm (sat in pump too long?) but there was a decent half trying to get out from the trendy, chunky glass. The follow-up of Purity Gold was much better. Some upmarket keg items also available. Seemingly big on gin, with little uprights at the table advertising various cocktail combinations. Staff were friendly and seemed to be genuinely happy to be there. Interior is an open-plan L-shape and not that interesting. The décor is perhaps slightly too cool for its own good with stripped floorboards, reclaimed wooden cable-wheel tables and beer label wallpaper of a design I've seen crop up in a few places. More trips to Steptoe’s Yard included seating of the type you’d have found in a 1970s comp. Two TV’s with rugby at one end and Sky Sports News at the other. Outside is a side terrace garden. The kitchen was due to open within the next fortnight. There's potential here even if my swift visit could have perhaps been a little better – give them time to bed in.

On 1st November 2013 - rating: 6
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Nick Davies left this review about The Cask & Bottle

Long ago this pub used to by called the Greyhound and ruled with a rod of iron by a chap called Derek. He retired sometime in the nineties and the pubco (currently Enterprise Inns) of course promptly decided to completely gut a perfectly pleasant and popular family local in the race to capture the supposedly affluent yoof market. So what we are left with a routine bare boards, fake beams and scrubbed tables affair of no aesthetic merit aimed firmly at the lager and footy crowd. Only two of the five or six handpumps in use the other day, Adnam's Explorer and GK Abbott, though given the core clienteles' preferences I doubt they could keep a bigger range in good order.

I guess it's worth a stop if you're on a crawl round this part of town, and you may well find it blessed relief if you've just inspected the premises across the road. But make it a quick one, there are far more rewarding experiences to be had farther on.

On 19th June 2011 - rating: 4
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Soup Dragon left this review about The Cask & Bottle

A detached corner pub in Georgian style, in white render with black paint work and a patio area

The interior is open plan-ish with a bar and lounge area. The lounge had been converted for the evening into a poker arena, with a poker table or two, whilst the bar was populated by bench tables. The décor was white and wood panel, with some flowery wallpaper. There were lots of supporting and ceiling wood beams and a wood floor. Interest was supplied through old bottles and signs, as well as Sky TV in the corner of the bar area showing the footy The service was fine and the clientele mixed, the poker game hadn’t yet started, however, we stood outside for most of the time, while those that did, had a fag.

Beer; tap stuff, with real ale, but in a schoolboy error, I neglected to write down choices and quality.

Going outside, I didn’t really see the pub as much as I would have liked, but I saw no reason not to return

On 10th April 2010 - no rating submitted
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