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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

A very popular gastro pub with good reason. The food is fantastic with attentive staff at the tables. A comfortable seating area with enthusiastic bar staff to great you while waiting for your table

Dave H 02 April 2017
from Romford

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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

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Customer reviews for The Nags Head

3.9 ((((* (based on 55 reviews)
87% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (38)
  • lunch (34)
  • value (15)
  • romantic (14)
  • trendy (14)
  • business (8)
  • private dining (8)
  • child friendly (7)
  • large parties (7)
  • luxury (7)
  • afternoon tea (2)
  • al fresco (2)
  • breakfast (1)
  • entertainment (1)
  • ((*** 2 May 2017 by Jason Harris from Essex

    I arrived on time to find a young lady on the floor running around like mad - and a lady behind the bar ignoring guests and what looked like making hard work or pulling through an ale line .... both in different dress to the team so I am assuming we're management.... we waited 15 minutes to be seated and and the lady that seated me spoilt my drink on the table and then brushed it off the menu on to the table and walked off leaving my table wet...? I went to the bar and asked if I could have a cloth and was asked quite rudely by a waitress why....? I explained myself and she came over and wiped the spilliage across the table onto my chair and walked off - at this point I gave up..... we then waited another 20 minutes to for our order to be taken and then had our order taken out of order as the table next to us sat 10 minutes or so after we did .... we order starters which were great and the main arrived before our plates were cleared ....? Mains very nice also...!! We didn't order deserts as service was rather slow ... we paid and we left ... the overall experience was ok, but only driven by great food - advice really let the business down along with lack of interaction with us as guests ... we didn't feel like we were important to the business ...

  • ((((( 2 April 2017 by Dave H from Romford

    A very popular gastro pub with good reason. The food is fantastic with attentive staff at the tables. A comfortable seating area with enthusiastic bar staff to great you while waiting for your table

  • ((((( 1 April 2017 by Pamela Routledge from Brentwood

    Comfortable seating area . Relaxed setting

  • ((*** 27 March 2017 by Heather Moldon from Upminster

    Lovely place , food average , service slow .

  • (((** 23 February 2017 by Helen O'donoghue from Brentwood

    Not great experience. Food was over cooked. Duck was rock hard. Service wasn't that good.

  • (((** 23 February 2017 by Steffon Penalver from Chelmsford

    Poor service .
    Food was ok .
    Toilets fairly dirty .

  • ((((* 14 February 2017 by Adrian Ross from Ilford

    Best rib eye I have had since on a cruise

  • ((((( 13 February 2017 by Chris Martin from Brentwood

    Food was great and service was very polite. Good value for money.

  • ((((( 1 February 2017 by Christine Collett from Brentwood


  • ((*** 25 January 2017 by mark from Brentwood

    Food was good as usual. Service non existent only one waitress on. We had to go collect our own drinks order, main courses turned up and the starters hadn't been cleared. Don't think we'll be rushing back

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