Nicolas Cage celebrated New Year's Eve in a pub in Somerset and bought everyone a drink

Nicolas Cage celebrated New Year's Eve in a pub in Somerset and bought everyone a drink

Celebrities usually like to spend New Year somewhere glamourous, rubbing shoulders with other rich and famous people. It's their prerogative to ring in the new year at lush clubs and expensive bars ... but in this, as in most things, Nicolas Cage is different, and this year he celebrated the new year by enjoying a quiet pint in a pub in England.

An image of Nicholas Cage. Credit: Reddit/u/Koink

The story was first broken on social media by a Reddit-user who goes by the handle Koink, who posted a photo of Cage hanging out in the pub alongside three other punters. The Redditor captioned his picture: "Nicolas Cage spent NYE in my small, local pub, in Somerset, UK. He bought everyone a drink. [sic]"

Koink later seemed to hint that the bar in question was a pub called The Crown At Wells in Wells in the county of Somerset, which was featured in the Edgar Wright-directed movie Hot Fuzz.

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Per The Metro, in a recent interview with Somerset Life, Cage (who owns a home in the area) stated: "I am a self-confessed Anglophile. I love everything about England; the history, the people, the countryside, the culture: you name it, I love it. I love seeing places like Buckingham Palace and all those other fantastic buildings which are steeped in history and culture. I love the whole concept of the Royal Family."

He continued: "As an American, you want to see all those things when you come to Britain but I wanted more than that, I wanted to live among all these great treasures. I wanted to be a part of it so I looked for somewhere to call home here."

He added: "When I looked at Somerset I just fell in love with the county. It has so much to offer; great countryside, great towns, great people and, of course, it has Glastonbury too."