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The Nag's Head Bar & Bistro

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Lebanese, British, Mediterranean, Pub
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Hill Top | Derby, Castle Donington DE74 2PR, England
441332818764
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: The Nag's Head at Castle Donington has been under new management since 18...
The Nag's Head at Castle Donington has been under new management since 18 June 2015 and is at the heart of a thriving village. It is open all day every day and offers great freshly-cooked food. Jad Otaki and his team will give you the warmest of welcomes - come and visit us soon!
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    Very good
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  • 15
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Saturday evening meal

A lovely friendly welcome in cosy bar area awaited us. The hanging baskets outside are magnificent. This place has achieved roadside appeal since it changed to new ownership. My husband loved his scallop starter and our steaks were well cooked. I order the Steak Diane and I would describe it as a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Lesley H
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Derby, United Kingdom
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Derby, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

A lovely friendly welcome in cosy bar area awaited us. The hanging baskets outside are magnificent. This place has achieved roadside appeal since it changed to new ownership. My husband loved his scallop starter and our steaks were well cooked. I order the Steak Diane and I would describe it as a steak with brandy, mushroom and cream sauce rather... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Visited here with my partner and some friends, such a relaxed atmosphere with a warm welcome. With it being a nice day we had drinks outside first; the outdoor area is excellent! We sat watching planes take off from the nearby airport. We then moved inside to eat, and the food was amazing. I had the Sharwama wrap and it... More 

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Pershore, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I dined here with a friend without booking. The staff were very friendly and found us a table. The whole place has a very warm and relaxing atmosphere. The menu is very good and i initially wondered if a small pub could actually serve up such culinary delights. I chose wild duck breast while my friend had very nice imaginative... More 

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England
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Great restaurant now under new managment. Imaginative food well served. Vegetarians well catered for. Some Lebanese specilities.

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WebmasterNags, Guest Relations Manager at The Nag's Head Bar & Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review - we appreciate it! More 

Castle Donington, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Jad, the new Landlord is getting it back to its former glory. From the early bird menu, I had the sausage and mash followed by home made Bakewell Tart with custard and it was excellent. Worth a try if you have not been for a while.

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WebmasterNags, Guest Relations Manager at The Nag's Head Bar & Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the Sunset Menu. More 

happyskier036
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Hospitality that is 2nd to none. Great ambience. Interesting Mediterranean menu, with dishes that are cooked well and served by friendly staff. A really Special occasion.

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WebmasterNags, Guest Relations Manager at The Nag's Head Bar & Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to submit a review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us and hope to welcome you again in the future. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Brilliant little pub, great food, service and atmosphere and owner is charming. We had steak and salmon and both were beautiful! Great value for money and we were very well looked after. We can't wait to come back!

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WebmasterNags, Guest Relations Manager at The Nag's Head Bar & Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words - we are delighted that you enjoyed your meal. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Castle Donington
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Enjoyed the evening here with family for my wife and myself's 20th wedding anniversary. What a fantastic night. Fantastic atmosphere with lovely food, cooked to perfection - we had dishes ranging from fish to steak and lamb. The kids meals were large portions which they thoroughly enjoyed. Now onto the staff. Thank you Nasser for the lovely hospitality you gave... More 

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WebmasterNags, Guest Relations Manager at The Nag's Head Bar & Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this lovely review: the whole team is delighted that your special evening was enjoyed so much. We look forward to welcoming you again very soon. More 

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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98 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We hit on this Bistro by accident- and discovered it did Lebanese food- which had enjoyed in the Middle East. This was some of the very best we had tasted and many of previous meals had been home cooked. Lovely Humus and Shwama. The sharinf platter for a stater is a must. The felafel was really delicious. Really nice atmosphere... More 

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WebmasterNags, Guest Relations Manager at The Nag's Head Bar & Bistro, responded to this review

We are so glad that you weren't disappointed when you stumbled on the pub and found out its hidden secret: some Middle Eastern food on the menu! Just so that you know, our next Lebanese Night is on Friday 21 August. We look forward to welcoming you again. More 

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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Pre booked the meze. And wasn't disappointed. Rather full with Lebanese style meze. Quietly busy little place. Not overcrowded with tables.

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WebmasterNags, Guest Relations Manager at The Nag's Head Bar & Bistro, responded to this review

Our Mezzeh is very popular and we are so glad that you enjoyed it, too. We are hosting a Lebanese Night on Friday 21 August, if you are interested. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Hill Top | Derby, Castle Donington DE74 2PR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Castle Donington
  • Phone Number: 441332818764

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 23 - 46
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Lebanese, British, Mediterranean, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

The Nag's Head at Castle Donington has been under new management since 18 June 2015 and is at the heart of a thriving village. It is open all day every day and offers great freshly-cooked food. Jad Otaki and his team will give you the warmest of welcomes - come and visit us soon!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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