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The Nag's Head Bar & Bistro

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Hill Top | Derby, Castle Donington DE74 2PR, England
+44 1332 818764
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had a great night at the nags open fire and chilled in bar couple of drinks then main meal of fillets of steak with veg and chips and a pepper sauce to die for Jad the host and James behind the bar coffee to finish great to relax after a busy day at work brilliant and the deal for two... More 

Thank Derek W
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Myself and my husband had just travelled back and after landing at East Midlands airport we came across this lovely little pub.the landlord and the staff were all friendly and attentive.our meals came out nice and hot and the steak was cooked to absolute perfection!!will definitely be calling in here again on a very regular basis

Thank Susan C
Swadlincote, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I'm not sure what has gone on here. Have been several times over the last 4 years and always been fairly pleased - although never overwhelmed. The food is tasty and well cooked, but the portion sizes are just very VERY small and with the fairly high prices you can't help but feel that you have been totally robbed and... More 

Thank Justin H
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I brought my Mum and child for a meal here; based on hearing nothing but good reviews about the place. I seldom eat out and feel satisfied with both the service and the quality of food but this has to be an exception of my cynicism. Absolutely top notch! Hats off to everyone involved. Beautifully presented food and service standards... More 

Thank Justine D
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My 'seabass ' was a joke. They clearly didn't have any. It looked like a kipper. It was smaller than I would have served a young child. Veg and potatoes were for two on a tiny serving dish. Then they tried to charge us for alcohol when we had tap water. I had to eat left overs when I got... More 

Thank Ann-Marie J
Castle Donington, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We have eaten here three times in the last 3 months. And each time the food has got gradually worse. This time I ordered Lamb Loin. I was presented with a Rack of Lamb and told this was Loin. The chips were oven chips. The potatoes were dry and shouldn't have been served at all. The veg was a disgrace... More 

1 Thank Jetset150
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have eaten at this pub a few times now and have never has a disappointing meal. It has a great twist to its menu..... I know next time I will pre-order the Mezzah as it looks absolutely delicious. Would recommend this place to anyone and everyone.

1 Thank Rayna1990
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The owner Jad is a good host and will try to accommodate any particular likes or dislikes oand Jad will and goes out of his way to welcome you and will talk you through the menu. The food is generous in portion size and tasty but a bit on the pricey side for a village pub.

1 Thank Linda J
Derby, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Popped in for a special occasion and the staff bent over backwards to accommodate us. My OH loves corner tables, no problem. Was able to enjoy a drink by the fireside whilst browsing the menu. OH has food allergies which was communicated and understood so no nasty surprises later. The Gambas my OH were delicious, I went for the game... More 

1 Thank markm0nk
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Expensive cheese and tomato Baguette at £8.95. Bread tasted Stale. Toasted Beef Sandwich at £8.95 and the Sharma was a small portion, we felt like for £30.00 it was a starter. No atmosphere but when we complained about the food the waitress said " the owner has gone to sleep" and did nothing to rectify our unhappiness with the meal.

Thank Mysterye1975

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$19 - $38
Lebanese, British, Bar, Mediterranean, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hill Top | Derby, Castle Donington DE74 2PR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Castle Donington
  • Phone Number: +44 1332 818764
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?