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“Wonderful in all respects!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Nags Head On The Thames

The Nags Head On The Thames
The Bridge, Abingdon, England
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Ranked #22 of 77 Restaurants in Abingdon
Price range: $8 - $24
Cuisines: English, Steakhouse, Contemporary
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Good for: Large groups, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Alamo Heights, Texas
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“Wonderful in all respects!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

Quaint pub upstairs and first class family fare downstairs. Don't forget to look through the staircase for a view of the river that flows directly beneath the establishment. Burgers, fish, and pies were outstanding! Don't miss it.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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london
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18 restaurant reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“excellent!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

We had a super meal. I'd been wanting to check out the newly revamped Nag's Head and Christmas Eve seemed like the perfect opportunity. I had the Gnocci with olives and spinach - delish, beautifully presented and plenty of it. Husband had fish and chips and he said it was excellent - crispy and tasty and the chips were huge, and crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside (I managed to have one!). The wine selection was very good - I had the Chilean Pinot Noir - excellent choice. He had a beer of some sort, a something or other Scholar and enjoyed it. We shared an apple and raspbery crumble - also delish.
The atmosphere and service was great. I like that the band plays upstairs, far enough from the restaurant that you can still have a conversation. Love the new decor. All in all a great meal. Thanks guys! We'll be back!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Abingdon, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

We are really glad that this Pub has reopened on the river Thames and it is great all the work that has been done to revamp the place. It was in real need of not just a refurbishment but a complete overhaul & that is what has been done. Fantastic food, a great atmosphere and great beer. They had 8 real ales on when we visited, can't wait for the summer to sit outside in the garden.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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“fantastic food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

i took my mum here for lunch as thought the menu would suit us both, we were not disappointed,
the choice is great and i had the marinated tuna cooked at the table on the hot stone plate.
my mum had the coq au vin and was also very good tasty and good portion size.
this place has really been done up and has a lovely view from the restaurant over the thames.
the waitress was really friendly and professional and was helpful with the menu.
we did book but was not so busy that day.i would imagine in the summer this place will be the place to go with its views ! parking is in a public carpark over the bridge.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Abingdon, United Kingdom
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“An asset for Abingdon-on-Thames”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

We had Sunday lunch at the Nags Head. The service was friendly and well paced, the food was very good. I had chicken parfait, which was sublime followed by fish and chips - light crispy beer batter (made with Abingdon Bridge beer) and huge chunky chips, plus home made tartare sauce. Not a huge menu, but I think that is a good sign! Thumbs up for the soup, beef and ale pie and turkey too. The range of local beer is good too - we must support our local brewers and drink here!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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