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The Nags Head, Belgravia, SW1

53 Kinnerton Street
Belgravia
SW1
SW1X 8ED
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Tris C left this review about The Nags Head

I last came here in the late summer of 1986, so thought a repeat visit should be made after more than 35 years, to this CAMRA inventory pub, having an interior of Some Regional Importance, best appreciated from the photos on display on both CAMRA’s and this site.
The layout is quite quaint, with a lower bar dating from 1947, meaning that punters drinking at the bar are at two levels, those on the lower level on high stools, ones in the upper level essentially drinking on a toadstool; when ordering a drink, the barmaid’s head was about level with my knee.
The small space is an Aladdin’s cave of bric-a-brac and knickknacks with some autographed photos of celebrities and also signs banning the use of mobile phones. Customers are a very broad bunch with some probably regular northerners, some local geezers and some very Sloaney types, one in morning dress and all getting along without any friction, cajoled along by a Geordie(?) landlady, resulting in much banter, some quite lewd.
The beer range is quite pedestrian, but my pint of Ghost Ship (£5.50), cash only and somewhat cheaper than many a pub in inner-city Hackney; this is Belgravia. It was on fine form too, served by a very friendly and helpful barmaid who was charm personified.
This is without question a must-visit pub in SW1 and probably in the whole of Westminster itself, a far cry from the air of despondency at the pub next door.

On 27th September 2021 - rating: 8
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Nags Head

Tucked away mews pub ,it's quite small and very charming.There was no attempt at T&T and I got the impression that such rules are not welcome here.If paying by card there is a £15 minimum,so cash it was.You enter into the bar room with an unusually low serving bar,barely a counter.A real fire was burning and some traditional furniture was dotted about,below the copious wood panelling.To the side,down some stairs is a lower room with it's own bar,flag stone floor and another charming spot.The small range in the fireplace is gas but was kindly lit by the guv'nor .A light jazz soundtrack was well judged for a sunday lunchtime.
There are cuttings pasted to the ceiling giving an avante guarde feeling and a huge collection of bric a brac on the picture rail hight ledge.Again more trad furniture and windows opening onto the passage way down the side of the building.
There were quite a few tables outside,Kinnereton Street is quiet at this point.
The ale selection was Adnams Southwold Bitter and Ghostship (£5 ,NBSS 3.5) while a third was reversed.Real ciders also available.Snacks and sandwiches only,but £6.50 for a tuna sarnie reflects the upmarket surrounding.Good to find a proper boozer however,it's worth a squint for it's charm.

On 11th October 2020 - rating: 7
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Blackthorn _ left this review about The Nags Head

Tucked away down a private mews, this isn’t somewhere you’re likely to stumble across by accident, but it was worth preserving though and seemed to be very popular with more punters outside than in on our recent Saturday evening visit. The landlady was very efficient and certainly took no messing, giving short shrift to a rather boisterous Hooray Henry type trying to order both a bottle of champagne and a round of brandies.

The street level bar is quite small with only a limited amount of seating at the front and the bar counter taking up a good proportion of the space at the rear. Dark wood panelling was on much of the walls with some type of lino on the floor, and every square was covered with something, numerous photographs, portraits and posters but also all sorts of other bits and bobs including a bugle, wooden model aeroplanes, miner’s lamps, old bottles…..the list is endless. An old sewing machine table was off to one side as well as a couple of old fireplaces with wooden surrounds. One of these contained an old iron stove of some sort and was liberally adorned with horse brasses. A shelf above the bar contained a large collection of peaked caps, all piled up one on top another. A further bar down a few steps at the rear had flagstones on the floor but was otherwise broadly similar in terms of décor. Another bar was up a few steps, although we did not investigate this.

Beers on tap were all from Adnams with their Southwold, Lighthouse and Ghost Ship, whilst the ciders were Wild Wave from the same brewery which is a new one on me, and Aspall’s Suffolk. All in all, a great little pub and well worth taking the effort to track it down.

On 17th September 2019 - rating: 8
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London Victoria, 0.9 miles, 17 min walk (show)
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London Paddington, 1.77 miles, 34 min walk (show)
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27th Sep 2021, 18:58
Review submitted by Tris C amended by Tris C
 
27th Sep 2021, 18:58
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  • WiFi : No - No mobile phones allowed(!) - last updated 09 November 2019 by Komakino .
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