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The Nag's Head, N1

12 Upper Street
N1
N1 0PQ
Phone: 02072263756
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Nags Head

With its two entrance doors separated by a picture window, this was once a common type of terraced London pub, but finding both doors still in use is quite rare nowadays. Anyway, one inside (by whatever route), you find a narrow wood-panelled rectangular bar with a two-part counter and two rooflights in the gloomy rear section which help a bit (although lighting levels are low throughout). Also has a couple of small tables out front, and a standard Stonegate menu. Three of five handpumps in use, offering the 'house' Angel Ale (4.1%, and brewed with five malts and whole flower hops apparently, £5.05), Bombardier and Landlord, with Adnams Mosaic and Watneys Pale Ale 'coming soon'.

On 14th April 2019 - rating: 7
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Tris C left this review about The Nags Head

Until the other night I hadn't been in here since the late 1980s, so can't really remember it. It's well described below and is worth of the description 'pub', nothing more, nothing less.

The barman was very friendly and enthusiastic. Ales up: Fuller's London Pride, St. Austell's Tribute, Deuchars IPA and Flying Scotsman and Adnam's Ghost Ship which was on form and at £3.90 a pint, is good value for the area.

Worth a visit in passing, but there are much better pubs off either side of the Upper Street strip.

On 24th March 2016 - rating: 5
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Roger Button left this review about The Nags Head

A regular(ish) haunt of mine until few years ago, I always seem to find my self drawn to the Nags Head on my now sporadic Islington ventures.

The exterior is quite enticing with its usually impressive flower basket display and twin entrances with their mosaic tiled floor. The pub is very narrow which begs the question of why there are 2 doorways in the first place and one can only wonder how small the interior may have been at one stage when it was presumably divided into 2 bars. These days the interior is all knocked into one and extends quite a way back with the bar running down the right hand side. It has a robust feel with bare floors and solid furnishings although much of the old jumble and bric-a-brac has been recently removed. A few reproduction posters of local hangings and pigs for sale adorn the walls alongside old photos of the area. The rear section doubles as a local art and photography gallery. The 3 TV’s and a big screen cover the usual sporting events.

There are 3 hand pumps with Pride, Black Sheep Best and Caledonian 80/- being the options on my latest visit although prices are a bit steep with the latter at £3.35. Food appeared to be quite reasonable with main courses between £5 and £8.

The pub can be quite packed at peak times and always seems to be quite vibrant with a fairly mixed customer base. I have never experienced any problems although getting served can sometimes be a bit on the slow side. I was surprised to discover that it is actually part of the Barracuda chain, not one of my favourite pub entities but this is certainly one of their better efforts.

On 22nd December 2010 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Steve C
Essex Road, 0.67 miles, 12 min walk (show)
London Kings Cross, 0.98 miles, 18 min walk (show)
Caledonian Road & Barnsbury, 1.1 miles, 21 min walk (show)
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 06 March 2016 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 06 March 2016 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 06 March 2016 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 06 March 2016 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 06 March 2016 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes - Pizza orientated. - last updated 06 March 2016 by Tris C
  • Jukebox : No last updated 06 March 2016 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 06 March 2016 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 06 March 2016 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 06 March 2016 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 06 March 2016 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 06 March 2016 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 06 March 2016 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 23 March 2016 by Tris C
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 06 March 2016 by Tris C
  • WiFi : No last updated 06 March 2016 by Tris C
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