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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

Excellent service, great food, nice atmosphere. Thank you

Wendy Lachman 06 December 2016
from Loughton

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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 45 reviews)
95% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (33)
  • lunch (31)
  • romantic (14)
  • trendy (14)
  • value (14)
  • business (8)
  • private dining (8)
  • luxury (7)
  • child friendly (6)
  • large parties (6)
  • afternoon tea (2)
  • al fresco (2)
  • breakfast (1)
  • entertainment (1)
  • ((((( 22 January 2017 by Julie Warman from Brentwood

    Pub Surroundings and staff are polite and welcoming. Food was amazing lovely flavours and well presented.

  • (((** 20 January 2017 by Mark Schofield from Hutton

    Food was good, service for the most part was attentive

  • ((((* 16 January 2017 by Alison Williams from Brentwood

    Very busy on a Sunday lunchtime, but the staff managed very well, even though they had some big tables to serve.
    Food was really good, very generous portions and good value for money.
    Very close to the M25, which was great for our family reunion!

  • ((*** 16 December 2016 by Karen Pincott from Upminster

    Booking staff very helpful food nice drinks very slow service only had one drink through whole meal yet we had booked taxis home and were never offered coffees

  • (((** 12 December 2016 by Steve Johnson from Romford


  • ((((( 6 December 2016 by Wendy Lachman from Loughton

    Excellent service, great food, nice atmosphere. Thank you

  • ((*** 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.

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