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Hollywood star Nicolas Cage spends the New Year at a social club in Wells

Nicolas Cage spent New Year's Day at a social club in Wells. Credit: Tramways Social Club

Hollywood star Nicolas Cage surprised locals at a social club in Wells on New Year's Day.

The 55-year-old star of National Treasure, Face/Off, The Rock and Con Air called into Tramways Social Club on 1 January 2020. He posed for pictures and splashed out on a round of drinks for the whole pub.

There weren't many people in the club yesterday so his round didn't come to much. He would have had to pay out a lot more if he'd come in on New Year's Eve.

– Tramways Club spokesperson
Nicolas Cage switching on Bath's Christmas lights in 2009 Credit: PA

Mr Cage is no stranger to Somerset, having previously bought a house in Baltonsborough, near Glastonbury.

He's been seen in various locations across the county in recent years; Cage used to live in Bath, where he turned on the city's Christmas lights in 2009, and he surprised staff at a pet shop in Frome when he dropped by in June, 2017.