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Nabs Head

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££ - £££
Bar, British, Pub
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Nabs Head Lane | Samlesbury, Preston PR5 0UQ, England
+44 1254 851416
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 17:00 - 23:00
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 23:00
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117 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Small pub that serves gluten free food and knowledgeable staff. Service for food can be a little slow if pub over 1/2 full. Food portions large, even small portions and price very reasonable. Only negative comment I have is why serve tinned carrots?

Thank akf0610
Preston, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited the Naps Head for lunch yesterday. Excellent memu good choice. The food was well cooked and excellent service by the friendly staff. Would highly recomend it. Good choice of beers.

Thank TonyB1955
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Welcoming and comfortable pub with a good selection of ales, lagers, wines and spirits. Food menu is extensive and varied and portion sizes are huge! Even the small ones! The landlord and staff are extremely welcoming and polite, and always eager to cater for customers needs. The pub has a good mix of locals and not-so-locals, always making for a... More 

1 Thank Robert F
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Went today with walking party of 23 people. Friendly efficient service. Great Thwaites beer -well kept. Good basic pub food. Well cooked and presented. Lot of options on menu come in small and Large portion sizes - unless you have a gargantuan appetite small is more than enough. Pub is clean and had a lovely wood burning stove on the... More 

1 Thank mike m
Blackpool, Lancashire
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75 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Amazing food, fabulous service, great prices, would highly recommend this lovely pub. 11 of us ate here, some had turkey dinner - gorgeous, others had fish & chips, steak & ale pie, chilli, mince beef pie - all agreed food was great. Can't wait to go back!

4 Thank htracyhutch
Bolton, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Visited on a week day evening with friends. The pub is a little hard to find but well worth a visit. The pub was cozy, clean and welcoming. The staff were exceptionally pleasant and helpful. The food was great value and very good pub food. Really enjoyed our visit. Already arranged to go again.

2 Thank Baddog1212
preston england
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Four of us visited this lovely traditional country pub for lunch on Thursday, warm welcome from the barman/waiter, reasonably priced food and drink, excellent quality of food really enjoyable experience and will definitely return

3 Thank davlyn
Bolton, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

My Wife and I visited The Nabs Head for Sunday Lunch whilst exploring the local countryside.The pub is in a rural location, and from the outside has the all the inviting appeal of a traditional British village pub. The Pub has a car park that I guess could accommodate about twenty cars or so. The interior is very clean and... More 

3 Thank NEWLIFE2
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74 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Top quality pub grub in a nice environment. Lovely lad called Danny serving and await ng on. Well mannered and pleasant. Great choice of home made traditional fare at very reasonable prices. Salisbury gold cask ale in prime condition. Veg soup and pate to start. Steaks ale pie, chicken stuffed with black pudding. No room for spuds. Just off the... More 

1 Thank LancashireNoddy
Alaminos City, Philippines
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

visited with my wife after a day out on the coast, early evening on sunday.4th sept. good parking area and a welcome as you walked in. selection of beers ok and wife had a coffee. menu covered most aspects of normal food, also specials boards for curries and main courses, being early the pub was fairly quiet and we ordered... More 

1 Thank ALUN P

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$19
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nabs Head Lane | Samlesbury, Preston PR5 0UQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Preston
  • Phone Number: +44 1254 851416
The Nabs Head Hotel is situated in the hamlet of Nabs Head, Samlesbury within the picturesque countryside just outside the city of Preston and not far from Blackburn & Chorley. This delightful pub is the ideal watering hole for weary travellers (cyclists, walkers, runners, families, etc.), We serve proper Lancashire food in a warm and friendly environment.
In partnership with Daniel Thwaites Brewery we have 4 Beer Engines showcasing seasonal ales and guest beers from the Crafty Dan Brewery.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?