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The Nags Head Residential Country Inn & Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 2 Pickhill B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 24, 2012

We are regular visitors to the Nag's Head.We cherish the whole package; the village setting, atmosphere of the lounge and bar, the clean and well appointed rooms but most of all the food. Ever since our first visit four years ago this aspect has always impressed; so much so it has become a bench-mark for us - seldom if ever bettered. The proprietors provide a quality of service which is attentive without being intrusive - your needs are anticipated and dealt with the minimum of fuss. Their regular support staff are equally helpful and friendly too. But it's the back-room boys who deserve a special mention - if you are looking for a fine dining experience in the homely setting of a cosy pub - look no further. The food is superb and delightfully presented - even breakfast receives special touches. The chef's here turn out food of a consistently high standard, the best yet on our last visit [21/22 Sept] which included grouse on the menu. Such quality is not easy given the current economic climate where establishments like this are expected to up their game to fend off stiff competition in a shrinking market. Excellent.

Room Tip: If several are available - have a look, those at the rear are quieter but the restaurant fans are he...
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled on business
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Thank Jackwesty
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Reviewed August 19, 2012

We arrived late, not having booked anywhere to stay and we were a bit 'tense'. We were made to feel very welcome and relaxed. The evening meal and the breakfast was lovely. The bedroom was a little basic but clean and adequate. It was the last one available and the staff kindly booked our friend into a nearby B and B. We would definitely return and recommend it

Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 16, 2012

Each year we travel the 30 miles from home to enjoy Grouse here, always cooked to perfection by the head chef. This year it was unanimous that the birds were the best we had ever tasted...and that is saying something coming from a very particular (and a rather mature) panel !

The service as always, was impeccable - so good in fact, we may even go back and break the annual Grouse eating tradition!!
Thank you to all the staff

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Steph E
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Reviewed August 15, 2012

Our first experience of our new life in the United Kingdom was our stay at the Nags Head in Pickhill and it was a very positive one. We were made to feel at home instantly with the warm fires burning, beautiful food and friendly staff at the restaurant then later being settled into a very cosy and clean two bedroom cottage.

We have visited quite a few times since our stay, sometimes with friends to enjoy the great hospitality and delicious food.

  • Stayed: April 2012
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Thank Gaylene H
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JanB59, Owner at The Nags Head Residential Country Inn & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2012

Thank you for taking time to send in your review. We are so pleased you still come back to see us for dinner after being long term inmates for such a while!

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Reviewed August 5, 2012

We stayed for 2 nights overlooking the moors and had 2 quite super dinners. Edward and Janet are a charming couple. Down to earth Yorkshire in style and lots of welcoming Yorkshire style too. Not cheap, simply very good value.

The venison on our second night was absolutly 'fab' and the wine we chose [I know the grower] made it an un-forgetable meal.

We shall defintiely be back and hope to bring friends with us next time.
A & K - Leicestershire [July 2012]

Well done to youi both

Room Tip: our room was their 'suite' in the house next door - glorious view, delighfully furnished. N...
  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 29, 2012

We booked a room for 2 nights here at late notice having been let down by a hotel we had booked 6 months previously.

We stayed in the room over the kitchen which they always "let out last" due to a bit of kitchen noise but it was perfectly ok for our needs.

We were welcomed on arrival by the owner who was watering his many beautiful hanging baskets. His wife checked us in with the minimum of fuss and we booked a table to dine at 7.30. After changing we went down to the bar which is delightfully quaint and sampled the Theakston Best bitter and Black sheep bitter which were both on top form.

The food was quite simply amongst the best we have ever eaten and as other reviewers have said it's not outrageously priced considering the quality. It was so good we immediately abandoned any thought of eating anywhere else on the second night. Again the food was just as good as on the first night. The waitressses were very pleasant and knowledgeable about the food. I would recommend everything we ordered (below). Can't wait to try the other dishes next time.

Seafood pancake
Wood pigeon
Tiger prawns
Duck breast

Venison
Sirloin steak

Breakfast was also expertly cooked top quality food.

The hotel also boasts a small but quality selection of wines.

Mine hosts Janet and Edward are very friendly and game for a laugh and everything about the place down to the finest detail has obviously been done with great love and a great deal of thought. The atmosphere in the restaurant areas was lovely. Sadly, at least on the 2 nights in question, the pub/restaurant is well under used which is a travesty as it is an absolute hidden gem.

We left sunday very happy and almost quite glad that our first booking for the weekend had cancelled on us! We have booked again for a pre-xmas treat. Maybe next time the landlord will impart more info on his tie club!!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 27, 2012

Having stayed at the Nags Head on many occasions so far in 2012 whilst on business, I have to heartily recommend it. I am away on business around the UK every month and search out those special places, splendid welcome refuges after a days work. Very few match the Nags Head. Edward is committed to locally sourced game, fish, meat and vegetables and his chef delivers superb imaginative menus which change with the seasons. Combine that with great local ales, selected wines and whiskies and your stay becomes memorable. For me, a great powerful shower is the mark of attention to detail, the rooms, bedding and facilities are well thought out, modern and spotless. A great team of people complete the package.Pickhill is a quiet backwater yet minutes from the A1. What more could you ask for apart from another visit. Well done.

Room Tip: If you need WIFI, you need a room in the main building.
  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled on business
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Address: Street Lane | Thirsk, Pickhill YO7 4JG, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Pickhill
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Pickhill
Price Range: $99 - $118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Nags Head Residential Country Inn & Restaurant 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Residential Country Inn situated one mile east of the A1. A feasting and meeting place for families, clubs and business people, a friendly local pub serving real ales and a superb restaurant where the atmosphere is relaxed whilst the service is impeccable. 7 en-suite bedrooms. Disabled access. ... more   less 
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