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The Old Nags Head Inn, Hope Valley

Grindsbrook Booth
Edale
Postal town: Hope Valley
S33 7ZD
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Ian Mapp left this review about The Old Nags Head Inn

Classic Hikers pub - marking the start of the Pennine Way and being in perfect walking country.

Very quiet at Lunch on a Friday but it fills up as the afternoon goes on.

Classic pub of its type but needed a fire. The Hikers Bar was cold and the Black Sheep freezing!

On 18th April 2019 - rating: 6
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Nick Davies left this review about The Old Nags Head Inn

Last time I called in here must have been 25 years ago. The it was a typical rural pub of the sort you find in many upland areas. Now it feels very corporate and unwelcoming. 1PM on a Sunday lunch and just the Hiker's Bar open, hardly anyone about, just a few walkers sitting in the sunshine round the back who had to carry their drinks round as the rear door to the lounge was locked. I expected it to be mobbed out given that the village car park was solid. Just McMullen's AK on the bar, the other clips reversed. A huge disappointment.

On 29th September 2013 - rating: 4
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Will Larter left this review about The Old Nags Head Inn

This is a delightful old building in the lovely valley and village of Edale. Famously the start of the Pennine Way, though I don't know if anyone has had a pint here before climbing Jacob's Ladder to cross the Kinder Plateau. Apparently built in 1577, a date celebrated in two of the house beers: 1577 itself, formerly 5.5% but now 5.1%, and 1577 Black, at 3.5% not so much a mild as a weak stout. No brewery name is appended to these brews, nor to the others on offer, Grays Best and Celtic Gold, but as the latter are rebadged beers from Coach House of Warrington, it seems likely that the 1577 brews are too. This pub and the Rambler Inn just down the road are the only places I have seen these beers. The only remarkable thing about these ales is their price - well over £3 a pint.

The big Hikers Bar at the front has some large tables to the left, and a couple of small ones in the windows, and there's a doorway through to a drinking corridor and a raised games area (wide screen TV and bar billiards). To the right is a Locals Bar - though locals are rarely seen: can't afford the prices, probably - which is a lovely room with a stone fireplace, a small servery and ancient framed invoices on the walls. Through another door is an extension dining room for busy periods, and there is outdoor seating too.

It's such a pity that both pubs in Edale are such a rip off. If the Nags had a proper range of real ales and the pricing policy of, say, the Cheshire Cheese in Hope, it would be one of the top pubs in the area. Instead they serve poor quality beers at hugely inflated prices, served by temporary staff who couldn't care less. The result: mediocrity.

On 5th August 2011 - rating: 5
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Andy Ven
Edale, 0.47 miles, 9 min walk (show)
Hope (Derbyshire), 4.84 miles, 1 hr 33 min walk (show)
Chinley, 7.07 miles, 2 hr 16 min walk (show)
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18th Apr 2019, 09:09
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18th Apr 2019, 08:50
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  • Bar Billiards : Yes last updated 22 July 2013 by Will Larter
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 22 July 2013 by Will Larter
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 22 July 2013 by Will Larter
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 22 July 2013 by Will Larter
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