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“Top Stag Do!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Old Nags Head

The Old Nags Head
Grindsbrook Booth, Edale, Peak District National Park, England
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Ranked #5 of 7 Restaurants in Edale
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
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15 restaurant reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Top Stag Do!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012 via mobile

Having popped into the Nags 5 weeks before,we had a word with the landlady Caroline about the possibility of upto 20 lads having a post hike afternoon/evening Stag do there which she said wouldn't be a problem and she would reserve the Games area for us.
The big Stag day came and after our 4 seasons in one day hike from The Grouse we arrived at The Nags to find our area reserved as promised.
Beers and food were ordered and everyone had very favourable comments about it.
Needless to say we all got very merry and hopefully not to rowdy and after I completed The Yard of Ale I had to go o- vodka!
I would like to thank the Staff at The Nags for helping to make my Stag do a top day.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Romford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“A warm friendly retreat after a long cold walk!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Just come back from a cold weekend in Edale and all I can say is thank goodness for The Nags Head!

This is my second visit this year, the first was back in March and I wasn't very happy about what i can only describe as the "misguiding" poor comments that had been posted about The Nags Head. Due to these comments, we had to travel quite a distance to another restaurant only to find out that the food here is lovely.

This time around we new exactly where we were eating when we got there and it made for a great finish point to a long walk up to Kinder Scout and back.

There is plenty to choose from on the menu and in my opinion, the prices are pretty reasonable. I went for the bbq chicken and cheese melt with potato wedges which worked out to cost about the same as a McDonalds value meal. There's no need to ask me twice which one i would prefer either.

The staff are nothing but great either. They were friendly and helpful and were happy for us to sit in the corner right up until closing time.

They even promised to light the fire especially for us on our next visit too!!

Looking forward to my next visit.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Fantasic country pub and food was brilliant !!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

After reading the reviews on here before visiting Edale i was a little worried about this pub but i should learn to always try something once yourself and then make your mind up.
I have visited Edale earlier this year and only managed to squeeze in a quick drink in, but the weekend just past i was intent on making some time to eat here and make the most of the dark nights. As i said i visited back in march and i was impressed with the menu and the choice of drinks but did not have time to eat here.
As the weekend just past was cold, rainy, windy and even snowy at times getting into the pub at 6:30 was brilliant as it beat the comfort of my tent. We were a group of 5 and all ordered food through out the evening; even though there was a wait for food the estimated waiting time was spot on. The food came out hot and all fresh as a daisy. It was very nice and full of flavour.
The bar was busy throughout the evening with walkers, locals, and a few dogs which were all friendly. They even decorated the main bar with a halloween theme which was good.
We stayed all the way to last orders and was not once pestered into drinking up and leaving quick. They did start to tidy up around us but they didn't once ask us to move or hurry up.
I cannot remember her name but the waitress who used to work in a casino was extremley friendly and i could not faught. The whole pub had that country feel with the decor and the items hanging on the wall and the fire burning in the corner.
If you are passing through Edale or staying in the area i would say that do not waste time driving to other villages and spend an evening in here. Fantastic place to relax and chill out in the evening and the food is great too. I will be back in Edale in the new year and will be back propping the bar up.

  • Visited October 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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Romford, United Kingdom
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“Good night out”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

We visited the Old Nags Head on Saturday 27th Oct, a group of 5 Scout leaders who had spent the day out on Kinder Scout Mountain Leader training and was staying at Coopers Farm opposite. We had been here in March and did not plan to eat as the reviews were a little negative, however we ended up ordering food and found it very good. So this time round, we done away with out boil in the bag stuff and spent the night in the pub. The Pub was very busy and was advised that food would take 40 mins, and it came out bang on time. I had Minced Lamb pudding, chips and veg, very good at £10. Others had BBQ chicken open sandwich and chips (good price at £5). We was in the pub from 6.30pm until closing at 11pm (it was too cold to go back to the tent) we just stayed out the back bar, near the fire and played cards. We ordered desserts about 9pm and they came out in 10 mins. All staff were lovely and friendly. They even gave us some free beer mats..... We are back up to Edal next March and will plan our evening meal around the pub again.....

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Yorkshire
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Could be great, but it's not”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

Only our second time at the Nags Head the first was about three years ago when we called in for a drink after a dog walk in the beautiful surrounding countryside. Today we had already decided to round off our walk with a pint and Sunday Lunch at the Nags Head and we were really looking forward to it. What a huge disappointment. We both went for the Roast Beef dinner, after all you cant go far wrong with that can you? Er, yes you can. Imagine you'd cooked a meal on Tuesday,plated it up, put it in the fridge and then microwaved it and served it up on Sunday and you'll get an idea of what we were presented with. Tough overdone beef full of gristle and connective tissue, cold hard tasteless veg, roast potatoes that have never seen a roasting tin,mashed potatoes that granted were smooth but were more than likely Smash, new potatoes(why so many potatoes??) that were dry and hard, tiny little Aunt Bessie Yorkshire Pud and all topped off with gelatinous, lumpy, flavourless gravy. Absolutely vile, the dog did enjoy it though. Feel ripped off. Not surprised you have to pay up front, nobody would pay after being served that.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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