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“Typical chain pub but OK”
Review of The Nags Head

The Nags Head
Ranked #31 of 159 Restaurants in Brentwood
Price range: US$13 - US$57
Cuisines: British, Pub, Gastropub
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Chipping Ongar, United Kingdom
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437 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 246 helpful votes
“Typical chain pub but OK”
Reviewed 25 July 2014

Looks attractive from the outside and inside it's quite pretty but a straightforward "pub grub" decor etc .

Owned by M and B but they don't advertise the fact hopefully to keep it traditionally independent looking . The menu is simple ,nothing too complicated even tasty in places . Steaks ,salmon ,lamb shank etc . Usual puds .Food appeared to be prepared fresh and came quickly .

Our waitress was pretty miserable and didn't seem keen on helping me choose GF dishes ,other staff seemed better . No offer of water and no bread offered for other guests ,I therefore didn't even bother to ask for GF bread !

Decent if there is nothing else around

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank Worldtraveller1953
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The Nags H, Manager at The Nags Head, responded to this review, 4 August 2014
Thank you for your review, we do value feedback and if you would be able to provide us with more details by private message we can investigate further?
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swansea
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28 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A nice pub”
Reviewed 22 July 2014 via mobile

A busy place, we hadn't booked. Waitress told us we could eat on the bar which was fine. Expensive for what we had. It was very tasty but not impressed by the potion. But still a pleasant experience.

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1 Thank nellSwansea
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The Nags H, Manager at The Nags Head, responded to this review, 4 August 2014
Thank you for the review, im glad your experience was a pleasant one.
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Hornchurch, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Good food but staffed by hungover students”
Reviewed 21 July 2014

I visited for the first time on Sunday for a late lunch. The food was great, but the service was appauling. Staff walked around like zombies, showing no interest in waiting on customers. We had to ask if we could order as no one came to the table after fifteen minutes of being seated. Our drinks took ages to arrive, in fact the main courses actually arrived first. I asked the waitress to check on our drinks and she said 'they should be on the way' - with no apology or offer to check on them. The side dish I'd ordered never materialised. I again had to ask a member of staff to check on it and she simply gave me a blank and vacant look and said 'oh it's probably on the way' - wow thanks. No one came back to ask if we were enjoing our meals. Finally when we paid the bill (after having to ask for the cost of the side dish to be taken off) the waitress took the cash and had the cheek to ask if we wanted her to bring back any change! As mentioned the food was very good though.

  • Visited July 2014
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2 Thank abiandneil
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The Nags H, Manager at The Nags Head, responded to this review, 4 August 2014
Thank you for your review, im glad you enjoyed the food. We do value feedback and if you would be able to provide us with more details by private message such as date and time of visit, number in the party, we can investigate further?
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Haveringland, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“over priced meagre portions”
Reviewed 17 July 2014

Staff friendly and very good at their job, service very good. There praise ends there. The main two of us ordered, half a chicken with fries. Half chicken consisted of one small drumstick propped against apiece of breast meat, definately not a half chicken, not even the size of half a small pigeon!

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank harry a
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The Nags H, Manager at The Nags Head, responded to this review, 4 August 2014
Thankyou for your review. Im glad you found the staff and service to be good. Im sorry the chicken portion wasnt as you expected. All our chickens are prepared in house, so the chickens will come in whole at a pre-determined weight, then are cut in half, divided again then cooked. I would hope that you may like to return and try one of our other dishes.
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London, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Good food. Evening service better than afternoon service”
Reviewed 16 July 2014

Love the food and service at The Nags Head. I have eaten lunch and dinner at the Nags. There is no difference in the quality of food or service, but there is a time limit to how long you can be seated and I think this is because they are so busy, which is obviously good for profit and promotion but i would have liked to stay at the table for longer. Although there is a nice seating area where you can move to for drinks.

Evening service appears to be less busy and my husband and I were NOT told that we could have an hour to hour and half only at our table. Evening atmosphere is very nice.

Most importantly food is very good.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank tripper12London
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The Nags H, Manager at The Nags Head, responded to this review, 4 August 2014
Thank you very much for your great review. Im glad you enjoyed the food and the service, and would like to apologise you were not told the rebook time of the table in advance.
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