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The Nags Head

44 Brook Street, Brentwood, CM14 5ND

((((* British
Main course: £12
Food spend: £28
Opening hours
Monday to Thursday: 11:00 - 22:00
Friday & Saturday: 11:00 - 22:30
Sunday: 11:00 - 21:00

The food and service were excellent. A really enjoyable evening.

Helen 21 October 2016
from Bedford

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Housed in an 18th-century building and boasting a sprawling al fresco dining area, The Nags Head is a refurbished gastro pub serving modern British food with Mediterranean influence. Its cosy interiors, including open fires, distressed wood furniture and nostalgic artwork adorning the walls, makes it an idyllic country-style retreat.

With chefs given the opportunity to train at cookery schools in Spain and Italy, The Nags Head menu features modern signature recipes made using the finest ingredients. As well as creative daily-changing specials, favourites include king prawn, crab and chorizo linguine, or spit-roasted chicken with lemon & garlic confit. A kids’ menu and Sunday roasts also feature, and desserts include rich vanilla and chocolate gelato with home-baked cookies.

The result of a treasured partnership with Rothschild wine merchants, the cellar showcases many fine wines, while token real ales and premium spirits are found at The Nags Head bar. Nostalgic British nibbles and sharing platters bursting with international flavours offer more laidback dining.

The Nags Head in Essex is a 6-minute drive from Brentwood Rail Station.

The Nags Head

44 Brook Street, Brentwood, CM14 5ND

Contact +44 1277260005

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Customer reviews for The Nags Head

3.9 ((((* (based on 39 reviews)
94% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (29)
  • lunch (27)
  • romantic (13)
  • trendy (13)
  • value (11)
  • business (8)
  • private dining (8)
  • luxury (7)
  • child friendly (6)
  • large parties (6)
  • afternoon tea (2)
  • al fresco (2)
  • breakfast (1)
  • ((*** 1 November 2016 by Lynn Purton from ROMFORD

    This is third visit for us and although as always very welcoming the food was by far the worst I've ever had. I'm not a fussy eater and like most things but can honestly say that the fish cakes we had, although presented beautifully, were the most tasteless thing I've ever attempted to eat.

  • ((((* 27 October 2016 by CLH from Essex

    Lunch - good food, good drink selection. My only criticism would be lack of space on or around the table. Dining area very cramped (tables closely positioned) so less mobile diners would have difficulty moving through the restaurant. Room on the tables is limited also. There were 5 of us dining on a 4 seated table!!

  • ((((( 21 October 2016 by Helen from Bedford

    The food and service were excellent. A really enjoyable evening.

  • (**** 18 October 2016 by Matt Grogan from Ilford

    Will not be visiting again. Braised beef was a congilled slip and the butter chick was very dry.

    For the price you'd expect a quality meal but ended up with a glorified harvester.

  • (((** 12 October 2016 by Philippa Morison from Brentwood

    Waited over 10 mins to be approached and seated. Then when we did get to order yet again they had run out of one of the starters we wanted (this has happened on many occasions!) I thought the starters were nice however my main course which was a roast beef was very disappointing! One of the worst roasts I've had there! Service was very slow and had to wait 45 mins for the mains to come out after our starters.

  • ((((( 10 October 2016 by Clive Smith from Romford

    Every detail was first class online booking of table was simple .evening visit was both professional and friendly. Food drinks and service was first rate for whole party of 4

  • ((((* 15 August 2016 by Karen Atkins from Essex

    Easy to book a table good food friendly atmosphere good service

  • ((((* 9 August 2016 by Mark from Grays

    Vey nice dining pub. I had an excellent rib eye steak, my wife had the pork Sunday roast. Triple cooked chips with my steak disappointingly soggy, not crisp at all.

  • ((((( 14 July 2016 by Tina Smith from Chelmsford

    Very friendly , great service , varied menu

  • ((((( 5 June 2016 by Marian Quilter from Collier Row

    My daughter and I had a really lovely evening . We were very impressed with the decor and the food was to die for. We both had cod in beer batter which I recommend... and the menu was impressive.. I also sent compliments to the chef. The waitresses were pleasant and very attentive.. Definitely will be going back to try the rest of the menu...

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