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“Good value food, good service” 3 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
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
Manchester, UK
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Good value food, good service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Visited after a good walk on Kinder Scout. The menu was fine and we enjoyed the food which was good value. I had the ham, egg and chips. The others both had the steak sandwich. The food was good, produced quickly and with a friendly smile. This is our second visit and we would go again when next in Edale.

Visited August 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Top Contributor
146 reviews 146 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“warm welcome”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Came in here after a good walk with my dog.Me and my friend had some grub which was about average for price and quality.Not a great menu but it will do if your not fussy and just want to fill the void.The pub itself is nice and the owners are friendly.They came over for a chat and gave some water to our dogs.Nice pint as well.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Huddersfield
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Walked out................”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Visited the pub on the 1st August after scaling Kinder Scout on one of the hottest days of the year. The Nags Head looks really inviting as you approach. However after being ignored at the bar, rudely spoken to by the lady in charge and watching others being served in front of us, we were left with little alternative than "walking out". First and only time I've ever done this. Having looked at other reviews there appears to be something in common. Wish I'd read the other comments first!
We went down the road to the "Ramblers". Fine establishment with good beer and friendly staff.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Amazing food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

We loved this place. We were stopping at the nearby Coopers Campsite and after a long walk, thought we'd treat ourselves to a well deserved meal. Hubbie had the Steak Pie and I had the chicken and black pudding. Both were delicious. Also sampled some of the Nags own beer. Nags1577 or something like that. Lovely:) Will return as soon as possible.

Visited August 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“The worst pub in the Peak District for 4 years running (my experience)”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

The fact that you are at the start of the Pennine Way, in one of the most beautiful places in Britain, and sell alcohol and food means that people will visit you whatever you do so it would be easy to be pretty rubbish and still be full. So the Nags Head does exactly that. This is not a one trip review, I have been going to this pub for years as friends love to use it as a meeting-place and its a handy rendezvous for getting up onto Kinder. The staff reply to menu enquiries with single-word answers, portions of most meals are measly, a tiny jacket potato that would embarrass a Sheffield street-vendor is all they can be bothered to give me last time. The rest of it is standard pub-food poorly produced and expensive. Their real speciality perhaps, now perfected and consistently produced, is the most rubbery chips I have ever eaten. Their vegetable burger is a wet mushy turd in a dry old bun.

The pub has actually outdone its metropolitan neighbour Sheffield where circular plates have been outlawed in eateries for many years and uses a square plate with a bizarre corrugation. This is surely an optical device to disguise the fact that these plates aren't actually filled up.

In short: pathetic, an insult to the Peak District, overpriced rubbish. Walk past and go to the slightly better Ramblers or wait until you get back to Sheffield, Stockport, Manchester - in fact anywhere.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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