Category Archives: Happenings

The Magic Wingdom

If you weren’t aware we have stealthily opened a little restaurant around the corner on Dormer Place. It’s okay if you have missed it we’ve not made a song and dance out of it just yet, thats all to come. In the meantime you can visit it Tuesday – Saturday 5.30pm – 9pm or you can book little take away slots or ‘Cluck & Collect’ via the website. It’s called The Magic Wingdom and it’s a Chicken Wing, Burger & Bao Restaurant that also sells, cocktails, craft beer & natural wine. You don’t need to book, you can just show up. Sadly you can’t just drink – you need to be chewing on a wing. We’ve worked really hard on the menu and it is heavy on vegetarian & vegan options so there’s plenty for everyone.
Keep an eye out for us slinging our wares – alternatively Give us a Wing… 01926 564582 or Order your Cluck & Collect

Reduced Menu Mondays & Tuesdays

Greetings Boarders, from today we will be offering just our tapas menu on Mondays and Tuesdays.

We have closed our online bookings for these two days as well but you may still make bookings over the blower and in person. This is not a permanent situation (we hope) but it does reflect our staffing situation in the kitchen at present.

The ongoing trials and tribulations of hospitality must be quite dull for you to hear about well just imagine trying to live it! Your support is needed now more than ever as we try and get back to slinging award winning food and drink at your vaccinated faces.

Additionally our bits in buns will be available at lunchtimes as well so it’s not all bad eh?

Situations (Pretty) Vacant

Sous Chef

We’re looking for an ambitious and committed Sous Chef with a passion for food who is ready to take the next step in his or her career. You’ll be ready to run the show and be mad keen to share your experience.

For us it’s all about serving fresh, quirky, high quality gourmet bar food.

This is a busy working environment, and as well as having high standards and demonstrating good attention to detail, you’ll help the crew set the bar high in terms of delicious dishes, effective kitchen controls and excellent standards of health and hygiene.

We’ll reward you with a cracking salary and tips. If this sounds like your cup of tea/glass of wine/pint of beer get in touch via email – send us a copy of your CV & a bit of a nattery type cover letter…

Full Time & Part Time Bar/Waiting Staff

The Drawing Board is looking for chatty drink/food/ orientated types for the imminent reopening. We offer genuinely smiley service with the emphasis on abusing the customer (in a nice way) and knowing our onions. So, yes, previous experience is a must but as long as you have a passion for hospitality, enjoy looking after people and are able to work evenings and weekends, we would like to hear from you – especially if your face is plastered with a big grin… We have an amazing eclectic, freshly cooked menu, a plethora of craft beers, gluggable wines, gins and 100 odd whiskies. It’s pretty busy at The DB but we’re always in good cheer so if you think you’ve got the talent – get in touch. Great rates of pay plus a share of the rather excellent tips!

There are certain types of people that thrive in a busy, chatty, friendly environment – if you feel that you’re one of them, we’d love for you to join us.

Alternatively come to an interview where we stare at you and wonder why you thought it was a good idea.

If you fancy a natter, drop us an email

DB Dollars

DB Dollars


We, at The Drawing Board offer our own take on spectacular gift vouchers with the magical DB Dollars*. These fantastic pieces of premium, shiny card are available in three (yes three) denominations. £5, £10 & £20 – It’s only mildly confusing as they are called dollars but actually are £. That aside you can use them at The Drawing Board pub in Leamington Spa like they are made of real money, you know for food and drink and that.

They work as ideal Birthday presents, Christmas presents or just plain old ‘presents’ presents (even new ones, maybe) They might even be used as gestures of support for small independent pubs that are mildly concerned about the current state of affairs.

You can buy them HERE, over the telephone, in person or through a window and we will either give them to you or post them to you as they are physical collectible things.

(*may not be magical, fantastic, collectible or spectacular)

Situations Vacant (Jobs!)

The Drawing Board
Is looking for an Assistant Manager to join the team.

Can someone find me a sharp witted, food loving, personality having, passionate workaholic please?!! and for the love of God, let them have a sense of humour and let them tell their own faces!

For the award winning DB its year 6 and we’re looking for future Managers in the making. We want an experienced Manager to join us. We’re amassing a small Independent army to slowly take over the Midlands (obviously)

Okay so the globe has had a rather horrific experience through this pandemic & amongst the worst sufferers it’s us in hospitality that have had a pretty hefty kick in the ghoulies. We’ve held off opening for as long as we possibly could but it’s full steam ahead as we head towards October 5th.

As an Assistant Manager you are a key member of the management team and will be expected to support the other managers as the ‘right hand’ person in all aspects of sharing responsibility for the day to day running of the pub. You will also assume responsibility for the pub when the manager is not on the premises with the help of the rest of the management team.

You’ll need to be a real foodie; have a real passion for decent beer and wine; enjoy looking after others and help build and direct a happy crew. The role will therefore be very hands-on and pretty varied encompassing people management, food and drink, customer service, pub maintenance and day to day financial administration. This is a 24/7 full on front of house, customer facing, people loving cabaret!
At the end of the day the most important quality we look for in all our people is strength of personality. We like fun characters who set the bar high and have an eye for detail.

We’ll reward you with a cracking salary plus tips. If this sounds like your cup of tea/glass of wine/pint of beer get in touch via email – send us a copy of your CV & a bit of a nattery type cover letter…

The Drawing Board was established in 2015. It is an independent Free House in Leamington Spa- apparently the happiest place to live in the country (I have my doubts but who am I to argue?) we won The Great British Pub Awards Best Beer Pub in 2019 which we’re still harping on about amongst other various prestigious gongs over the last few years.

Reopening & Bookings

Greetings Boarders! Thank you pandemic for introducing us to a refreshing new experience – being genuinely pleased to see you!!

We are reopening from our hibernation on Monday 5th October at about tea time. You can now book a table using our online booking system on this very website. The old fashioned amongst you might still wish to pick up the telephone or fling us an email (bear in mind we aren’t currently in the building to answer the blower!)

We’ve finally donned scrubs to create a socially distant DB and hopefully you’ll all feel comfortable enough to show us you’ve missed us like we’ve missed you!


We very much want the new normal to be somewhat reminiscent of the old normal so it’s unlikely we will be opening in July.

Simply put I don’t feel that within the current guidelines we can operate safely, profitably and in any way reminiscent of what we were doing before.

I feel that the bar is and always has been the beating heart of our operation & until we can see the whites of your eyes (and lick them) we will hold fire. Don’t even get me started on how to safely operate a socially distant kitchen!

We want to create a safe environment for staff and patrons alike so in the meantime please support us through The DB Bottle Shop. We want to come back, and we will, but we want to get it right.

Buy Beers & Stuff Online

Hello. We are now delivering beer and other bits locally from The DB Bottle Shop. You can use this handy link

and as long as you spend £20 or over we’ll bother to get out of bed and bring it to you. It’s new & online and I made it so if its broken, don’t cry about it, just email me instead.

We will deliver in a relatively timely fashion and leave it on your doorstep. We will be social distancing so don’t ask us to put it away for you.

As time passes we’ll upload more stuff you can buy but its all slightly dependent on how much stock we can afford/get hold of and how much I fall back in love with this Playstation. Swings and roundabouts.