The Drawing Board | Sawday's

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The Drawing Board - Pub in Warwickshire

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18 Newbold Street, Leamington Spa, CV32 4HN, Warwickshire
England, United Kingdom

Sam Cornwall-Jones
+44 (0)1926 330636(landline)

Handsome and elegant on the outside, child- and dog-friendly within… enjoy rotating ales from the bar and culinary wizardry from the chef

It’s a great place to live is Leamington Spa: shops, cafés, bars, open spaces, Regency houses and now The Drawing Board to enjoy. Theatregoers and foodies love it, and the décor is just like the youthful staff: vibrant and fun. The exterior is white stucco with sash windows, the interiors large and open plan. Spread over two floors, squishy leather sofas and glossy chesterfields mix with steel-legged stools and quirky zinc touches. There are log-burners, vintage annuals, plants (stylish ones), a pretty antler, a bike (of course) and old comic books framed on the walls. Pop in for a malt, a macchiato, a local ale, and stay: the food is seasonal, trendy and exciting. Breast of Barbury duck with potato terrine, braised endive and orange, or a rare roast beef dripping-dipped brioche. Dogs are more than welcome, too.

Wheelchair access
Wheelchair access to some public rooms and to wc's.
Children welcome
Children of all ages welcome in some public rooms (highchairs not necessarily available).
Wireless internet access available in the bar.
Public transport
Within 2 miles of a bus/train station.
Vegetarian meals
Good vegetarian options on the menu.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.
Dogs welcome
Dogs welcome in some public rooms.
Handpumped ales
Pub serves four or more handpumped ales.
Wine list
Pub serves eight or more wines by the glass.

Local points of interest from Sam Cornwall-Jones:

Local points of interest from
Sam Cornwall-Jones:

  • We are about 15 meters from The Spa Centre theatre, comedy venue & cinema.
  • We are about a whole minute from Jephson's Gardens- a rather lovely little park- ideal for a dog walk or a wander.
  • The DB is a good 4 minutes & 25 second walk from The Parade, the main shopping street.
  • The framed comic books & annuals on the walls of The DB are from the owners private collection.
Points of interest

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Small plates from £4.50. Dinner from £10.95.


Open all day.


18 Newbold Street, Leamington Spa, CV32 4HN, Warwickshire