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Nags Head & Plough, Nottingham

57 Nottingham Road
Postal town: Nottingham

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Alan Winfield left this review about Nags Head & Plough

The Nags Head & Plough is a short walk from the main shopping area of Stapleford.
When i first went in this pub it had two rooms to the front and a rear bar,the pub was a Kimberley tied house with a decent drink of Kimberley bitter and mild on the bar.

On a very recent visit the pub has been opened out at the front and has a comfortable seating area to the left,which is carpeted and has comfy chairs around small tables,there is a darts board and TV on this side,the right side is set aside for a pool table,the rear room was locked.
There are now five pumps on the bar with two in use,i had a drink of North Star Helmsman which went down well,i failed to note the other beer.

Sadly this pub is going to be pulled down very soon to make way for an aldi store,this was a decent well run pub that was busy enough to keep it going.
Shame on the tory run Broxtowe borough council for letting this planning application include The Nags Head & Plough.
The pub will finally close its doors on 31st of August 2015.

Pub first visited 1980

Recent visit 24/8/2015

On 24th August 2015 - rating: 7
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Pub SignMan left this review about Nags Head & Plough

This is a simple two bar local's boozer that seems to be getting a much needed tidy up. You enter into the public bar at the front of the pub, which is carpeted and has some standard tables and chairs running around the edge of the room and a few stools along the bar counter. There is a red and white colour scheme in this room, which I assume is a reflection of the landlord's football allegiances, with Nottingham Forest related items dotted around the place. The servery has a nice mirrored bar back and an attractive archway allowing bar staff access to the rear bar, but the counter was quite badly damaged, which was a shame as it looked quite old. There is a dartboard at the far end of the room and a couple of TV screens were showing the afternoon's early Premier League fixture. To the right of the front door, there is a designated pool area, but the table was covered with sheets on my visit, as some sort of major redecoration programme seemed to be underway in this part of the pub, which had the unfortunate effect of filling the rest of the place with paint fumes. I didn't get a good look at the rear bar, but it seemed to be a fairly traditional lounge set-up with some comfortable looking seating. A corridor leads to the rather shabby toilets and a virtually derelict garden which has some covered seating and what appears to have once been an al-fresco bar, now sadly left to rot.
I popped in here after hearing that the pub is a loyal stockist of beers from the local Full Mash brewery. I counted five hand pumps, but it seems that there are usually just the two in use at any one time. My visit saw Full Mash ESP available with a turned Full Mash clip on the second operational pump. The ESP was a very enjoyable pint and was served to me by a cheerful barmaid. The clientele were a bit rough and ready but I felt comfortable propping up the bar with them.
I don't think I saw this place in the best light, as it did have a bit of a building site feel to it, but there was enough to suggest that this is a pretty decent, down to earth boozer with a couple of well kept local brews making it a tempting prospect. A good option should you find yourself in the area, especially if you fancy watching a bit of televised sport.

On 15th November 2013 - rating: 6
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