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Nabs Head

££ - £££, British,
Nabs Head Lane | Samlesbury, Preston PR5 0UQ, England
+44 1254 851416
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good33%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish chips” (3 reviews)
“chilli” (4 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Nabs Head Lane | Samlesbury, Preston PR5 0UQ, England
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Reviewed 3 December 2018

It's easy to complain, isn't it? Well, not here! A huge thanks to the kind and attentive management for looking after us so well during our Sunday afternoon lunch. We found the menu choices really appealing with a great variety of proper, home-cooked fayre. Everything...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank GB_Lytham
Reviewed 2 December 2018

Always amazing something for everyone 👌from Indian curry,English traditional also Italian style pizza never leaves you disappointed love this place. Immaculate 5* Well done everyone who has Nabs head running beautiful.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Happytum321
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

We booked the Nabs for a small birthday meal. Overall it was a lovely celebration with great food and lovely service. The chicken burger tasted as great as it looked! Please give this deserving pub a try!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank carole1961England
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Early Sunday evening. Most tables reserved for later on. Very quiet. Like eating in someones front room really. Food was good enough plain english. Very reasonably priced. Staff not really engaged but polite. We were in the area so we visited. Probably wouldnt again.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank primroseviolet
Reviewed 28 August 2018

It's a few months since our last visit here with our dining friends. Happily nothing has changed-quality,service,friendly staff,value for money ,all firstclass. Keep it up!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Bernie-skegs
Reviewed 26 August 2018

Having found that this was a dog-friendly pub we headed off with our poodle (Bobby) and were suitably impressed. As well as the children's, there are 3 menus, main, ciabatta and pizza and smaller portion sizes are available for most items, which can be handy...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank apars0n
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Well I returned for the lamb shank and it was lovely. Little bit too much gravy for me though. Lovely surroundings and good service. Will be back

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank jeanettefel
Reviewed 23 August 2018

Friendly service and beautiful decor. Daily specials board and love the fact you can choose different portion sizes. You can taste the freshness in every mouthful. Definitely worth a visit, high recommend.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Robert P
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

We both opted for the so called “ smaller portions” I had roast beef and it’s was lovely and far from small. Partner had the mince and onion pie and again was lovely and adequate. Lovely setting. Good service and hey I missed the specials...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank jeanettefel
Reviewed 16 July 2018

Stopped for lunch after visiting Salmesbury Hall, extensive menu and good choice of daily specials, food was delicious, would highly recommend

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank Susan H
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Questions & Answers
23 May 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Nabs_Head | Property representative |
Yes dogs are allowed in most area of the pub, except the side room. To ensure we have a table available it is highly recommend to book in advance and let us know you will have a dog with you.
Geoff O
11 August 2015|
Response from Nabs_Head | Property representative |
We have a central bar with an L shaped dining area. To the rear of the bar is an area in which dogs are allowed. Please see the photo gallery for a better impression of the layout.
Neil f
9 August 2015|
Response from Nabs_Head | Property representative |
There are between 6 and 10 options on our specials boards (including 2 vegetarian). In addition we have an extensive menu which can be viewed on our website. We usually have a range of 8 different pies (including 2... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$19
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 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
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
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
  • E-mail
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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