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Food review: The Nags Head – a little gem in beautiful Woodborough

It may look like your average neighbourhood pub/restaurant but The Nags head, Woodborough is anything but!


I’ve always heard good things about the food on offer at the Nags Head in Woodborough, so I was really looking forward to giving it a try.

I had been hoping to try out the menu back in November, but sadly the pub had been forced to close for three weeks following extensive flooding damage.

Upon arrival, the large car park was quite busy and we immediately started to regret not having booked a table.

We wandered in without our booking on a blustery Sunday afternoon around 12.30pm, and were immediately greeted by the friendly staff and incredible aroma of freshly cooked food.

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It was evident from a quick look around that practically every table in the pub / restaurant was occupied. Our not having booked regrets re-surfaced.

Although we had not booked the team on duty kindly reviewed their bookings and offered us a table that was free until 2.00pm which we gratefully accepted.

We had barely sat down and the menus arrived and our drinks orders taken by the attentive staff on duty.

Opening the menu it was evident that it would take a little time to decide what to eat from the wide range of available options. We skipped starters but were tempted by all eight options from the soup through to the Japanese prawns.

There was then the hard choice for our main with steaks, gammon, full racks of ribs, beef in Guinness and mixed grills available for meat lovers as well as a large range of burgers, baguettes, filled jackets also available.

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Fish lovers have multiple options including salmon, sea bass, a seafood medley or the classic beer battered fish and chips while the vegetarian and vegan section included lasagne, stroganoff, nut roast and cannelloni.

In the end we ordered a lamb Sunday dinner at £14.95 with all the trimmings including gravy and a hunters chicken with chips and salad at £13.95.

PHOTO: Lamb Sunday dinner with gravy and a Hunters Chicken with salad and chips (Gedling Eye)

Tender lamb, creamy mash, roasties, carrots, peas, cabbage and a large yorkshire pudding arrived, all covered in a delicious homemade meaty gravy and all exactly as ordered. Despite it being one of the best Sunday dinners we have had in a while we can honestly say that we were unable to finish the whole plate.

The Hunters Chicken was equally nice, the salad was fresh, the chips crispy and the chicken smothered in cheese, bacon and BBQ sauce worked together beautifully.

Nothing was too much trouble for the staff on duty, mayo arrived as requested as well as extra gravy for a self confessed gravy addict.

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We found the food good value for money especially the Sunday main which is only £12.95 for beef and turkey with lamb mains costing £2.00 more.

We left the Nags Head full, with change from £30 for two main Sunday dinners and promised ourselves that we would return again.

The Nags head at Woodborough is perfect for groups or a casual date night and well worth a visit but remember to book in advance, especially at weekends.

You may also want to allow an extra five minutes to decide what you would like to eat from the extensive menu or decide in advance by having a look HERE.

VERDICT: We’ll be back !

The Nags Head, Woodborough can be found at Main Street, Woodborough, NG14 6DD and can be contacted via email on info@nagsheadwoodborough.co.uk or by telephone on 0115 965 4885.

Further information is available on their website https://www.nagsheadwoodborough.co.uk/ or on their social media HERE.

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