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The Nags Head, Belgravia, SW1

53 Kinnerton Street
Belgravia
SW1
SW1X 8ED
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Old Boots left this review about The Nags Head

When I was told the rules, no cards (under £15) and strictly no mobile phones I thought it was going to be a Sam Smith’s pub but no it’s an eccentric, madly decorated place over three slightly different floor levels, the low counter has been described well before. It has a bit of an Irish vibe, the owners name appears on the front of the building in that style and there’s a possibly mad Irish barmaid/ landlady who rules the place with a rod of iron. My Ghost Ship was excellent and sadly it was £6 a pint. As you might guess it’s a gem.

On 25th July 2022 - no rating submitted
[User has posted 2639 recommendations about 2404 pubs]


Will Larter left this review about The Nags Head

A narrow-fronted pub in one of Belgravia's smaller streets, and the front room is small and a little cramped, with a small bar counter protruding into the space. There's an impressive fireplace which I found difficult to photograph as another customer was sitting almost in it, but I managed to edit here out eventually. There's another small room downstairs, and the toilets are upstairs, with some seats on the landing which may be for the purpose of forming an orderly queue, or perhaps sitting and drinking your beer in anticipation of future needs. The walls and ceilings are covered with a huge variety of pictures, and there's a collection of slot machines that used to sell things like cigarettes and chewing gum. The sound system was putting out some fairly obscure jazz, and the hand pumps delivered the beer without sparkler and in superb condition. I had Adnams Southwold Bitter and was charged £3 for a half, though whether this was a rounding up of a price below £6 I couldn't tell. And didn't care all that much, as it was such a good beer in such stimulating surroundings.

Date of visit: 2nd May 2022

On 9th July 2022 - rating: 8
[User has posted 3141 recommendations about 2950 pubs]


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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25th Jul 2022, 11:27
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25th Jul 2022, 11:27
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 09 November 2019 by Komakino .
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 09 November 2019 by Komakino .
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 09 November 2019 by Komakino .
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 09 November 2019 by Komakino .
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 09 November 2019 by Komakino .
  • Car Park : No last updated 30 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : No last updated 09 November 2019 by Komakino .
  • Darts : No last updated 09 November 2019 by Komakino .
  • Dog Friendly : Yes - On leads - last updated 09 November 2019 by Komakino .
  • Function Room : No last updated 09 November 2019 by Komakino .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 09 November 2019 by Komakino .
  • Jukebox : No last updated 09 November 2019 by Komakino .
  • Karaoke : No last updated 09 November 2019 by Komakino .
  • Live Music : No last updated 09 November 2019 by Komakino .
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 09 November 2019 by Komakino .
  • Micropub : No last updated 09 November 2019 by Komakino .
  • Pinball : No last updated 09 November 2019 by Komakino .
  • Pool Table : No last updated 09 November 2019 by Komakino .
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 09 November 2019 by Komakino .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 13 October 2015 by hondo .
  • Real Cider : No last updated 09 November 2019 by Komakino .
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 09 November 2019 by Komakino .
  • WiFi : No - No mobile phones allowed(!) - last updated 09 November 2019 by Komakino .
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