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The Old Library, Leamington Spa

11-13 Bath Street
Leamington Spa
CV31 3AF
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Nick Davies left this review about The Old Library

I'm no Wetherspoons fanboy so I smiled (not so) inwardly at the howls of anguish from some when it was flogged to Stonegate in JDW's recent rationalisation, assuming Stonegate's operation would be more or less business as usual. How wrong I was. They managed to take an admittedly classy JDW outlet resolutely down-market. Carpet has been removed, decoration is minimal. An hour with a mop and bucket would help. TVs silently showing sport interrupt every eye-line. Daytime clientele consists largely of working age blokes self-medicating on Wifebeater, bringing an odour of stale fags and neglected personal hygeine to the party.

The beer selection is usual Stonegate stuff, Doombar, Pride et al, I joined the regulars with a lager. There are some things which will keep the old JDW customers content - food service menu, and dismal service. The table I sat a remained filthy for the half hour I could stand being there.

Stonegate can be OK when they try. They don't give a toss here. Avoid.

On 27th February 2018 - rating: 2
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Aqualung . left this review about The Jug & Jester (JD Wetherspoon)

Reported to having been sold to Stonegate in February 2017.

Review as Spoons Apr 2016

As mentioned below this is quite a classy Spoons although it didn't seem that large.
One set of five hand pumps had Abbot, Doom Bore and three festival ales while the other had Ruddles, Upham Punter and three other festival ales. Some of these were ones that I hadn't seen before. I went for the Inveralmond Amber Bead (£2.15) which was in excellent nick. This Spoons is GBG 2016 listed and deservedly so on the basis of my brief visit. However, given the current climate of outlets closing at a few days notice you have to wonder how safe this one is as the larger but inferior outlet is not far away.

On 15th February 2017 - rating: 8
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Jug & Jester (JD Wetherspoon)

Imposing building on the Old Town (station) side of the river, and not obviously a pub until you get close up. Two bars, with two more rooms down few steps beyond. Quite a traditional feel, and a real log fire can be lit. Patio beer garden at the back. A total of just six real ales from a bank of five handpumps in each bar on this visit, of which the Tring Tea Pot Stout (£2.20) appeared to be the pick but it turned out to be slightly out of condition. NB - Currently 'To Let' so future uncertain...

On 13th November 2016 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Roy Collins
Leamington Spa, 0.27 miles, 5 min walk (show)
Warwick, 2.58 miles, 49 min walk (show)
Warwick Parkway, 4.34 miles, 1 hr 23 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Old Library, Leamington Spa
22nd Jun 2018, 21:25
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22nd Jun 2018, 21:25
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Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 04 June 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 04 June 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 04 June 2019 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - Discount amount not stated by Warwickshire CAMRA. - last updated 04 June 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 04 June 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 04 June 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 04 June 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 04 June 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 04 June 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 04 June 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 04 June 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 04 June 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 04 June 2019 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 04 June 2019 by ROB Camra
Opening Hours
Sunday9am - Midnight
Monday9am - Midnight
Tuesday9am - Midnight
Wednesday9am - Midnight
Thursday9am - 1am
Friday9am - 2am
Saturday9am - 2am
Hours according to Facebook page, please check before making a special visit
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