The Nags Head is a real gem of a pub of a type now becoming rare. So many country pubs nowadays are souless eateries owned by large chains or pretentious and overpriced "gastropubs".
This pub is most definately a small two roomed rural local, located in the Loxley valley near Sheffield, a few miles from the historic picturesque village of Bradfield, easily accessible on the main road. Incidentally, it acts as the "brewery tap" for Bradfield Brewery. It would be hard to find cheaper local real ales - the real ales are sold for only £2 per pint. My pint of "Jack O' Lantern' halloween beer was in excellent condition.
The lounge to the right of the bar is cosy, basically furnished, yet clean with 4 or 5 large tables with comfy bench style seating, so I would recommend arriving early to secure one of these. Food is served lunchtimes (except Monday) from 12 noon and Wednesday-Friday evenings. There is a range of starters, a choice of around 10 traditional style main courses plus a few blackboard specials.
The pub is well known for it's pies, the choice rotates daily. I ordered minced beef & onion pie with proper mash and mushy peas (can also be served with chips and/or veg) for £7.95 which was larger than I expected. It was a cold breezy afternoon so this was a very good choice and of very good quality. I afterwards noticed it was available in a smaller poriion at £5.95!! I visited on Wednesday, but spotted a poster which stated Friday night was pie night when it is offered at £5.95 inclusive of a pint of Bradfield beer.
Other choices included mixed grill, salmon fishcakes and steak. Perhaps I should point out that the choice of fish dishes here is rather limited and didn't notice any vegetarian option but that was not a problem for me on this occasion.
Will be visiting again with family in the near future.
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