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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, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
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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  • 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
Couldn't do enough .....

Wanted an early meal before catching a plane . Extremely helpful and accommodating throughout, both by email, on phone and during visit. Food ordered in advance so service quick and easy , enabling us to catch our plane . Food and atmosphere lovely. Would highly recommend , only wish it was nearer... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Skippy410
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Derby, United Kingdom
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Derby, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wanted an early meal before catching a plane . Extremely helpful and accommodating throughout, both by email, on phone and during visit. Food ordered in advance so service quick and easy , enabling us to catch our plane . Food and atmosphere lovely. Would highly recommend , only wish it was nearer home to visit again . Thanks

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Thank Skippy410
London
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just popped in as in the area so had no expectations. The first thing to say is the staff were really friendly and made us feel at home. We had the crab cakes which were different than I had imagined but very tasty and came with a lovely seafood sauce. The puddings were also okay,not as good as the main.... More 

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Thank SouthLondon
Derby, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having chosen the Nag's head for our first anniversary meal in December, we were quite disappointed with our evening. They had accepted our booking for 8.30 pm, and having arrived on time, we were encouraged to drink in the bar, as the table would be 10-15 mins. After 50 mins of waiting we were invited into the restaurant. We were... More 

Helpful?
Thank Doreen E
WebmasterNags, Guest Relations Manager at The Nag's Head Bar & Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are very sorry that your experience with us did not meet with your expectations. You are correct that New Year's Eve is a very busy evening, but this does not excuse the wait that you had, for which we apologised at the time and would like to apologise again... More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great night lovely food and great company, very enjoyable selection of food with relaxing entertainment .Jad and his excellent staff do their best to attend to your every need and make you feel very comfortable. we are regular visitors due to this. Mike and Ann

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

Thank you for your kind words, Mike and Ann - we are so pleased that you have chosen to be regulars and look forward to your next visit. More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

upon walking in & asking if food was still being served I met Jad ( what a nice guy ) his reply " food is finished however i can put something on for you" so me, my wife & 3 children sat down to be served by a lovely helpful young lady ( olivia ) . She let us order... More 

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Thank kylie5015
WebmasterNags, Guest Relations Manager at The Nag's Head Bar & Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review The Nag's Head - we very much appreciate it and are extremely pleased that you enjoyed your food with us. We hope to welcome you again. More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

What a wonderful Christmas Day lunch we had with our family at The Nags Head, Castle Donington. The restaurant had been decorated to a very high standard with a lovely ambiance. The Proprietor Jad and his staff were fantastic and the service second to none. Our meals were totally delicious from start to finish. Exceptional value - superb experience.

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

We are delighted that you enjoyed your Christmas Day lunch and look forward to welcoming you to The nag's Head again soon. More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Before moving to Castle Donington a few weeks ago... we came here several times for drinks while exploring where we might make a place a "regular!"... We (as a gay couple!) were made to feel very welcome here... we had our drinks and sat in the lovely surroundings of outside (although a bit nippy lol) and we cannot wait to... More 

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

Thank you so much for your kind review - we look forward to welcoming you for a meal soon. More 

Derby, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

We went for our work's Christmas meal and received an excellent evening. Friendly staff, good food and great ideas for nights out. I look forward to heading to a Spanish or Lebanese evening.

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

We are so glad that you enjoyed your work's do, and we look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Tobermory
Level Contributor
16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

As good as ever. Jad has done it again. he has turned a rundown pub into a first class drinking house with good food. We will return in 2016

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Thank Highlandertob21
Croydon, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

We were visiting Castle Donnington and needed to grab an evening meal, the service we experienced in The Nags Head was amazing, I have never written a review before but felt that based on the service I received from the owner and his bar staff (Olivia) that I should praise them. Well done and I will most certainly be seeing... More 

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3 Thank james m

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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 22 - 43
  • Cuisine: Lebanese, British, Mediterranean, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?