Nags Head

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8 Love It

You'll no doubt notice the landlord's name printed in bold on the canopy of this traditional Belgravia boozer – he's a chap who makes his presence felt inside, too. Mobiles are banned; the walls are cluttered with everything from cartoons to baseball reports, garden tools to vintage penny-slots.

The ale is from Adnams, alongside various well-known lagers and ciders also on tap. There's pub grub too, as well as live music on occasion and even the odd famous face. 


Venue name: Nags Head
Address: 53 Kinnerton Street
Opening hours: Open 11am-11pm Mon-Sat; noon-10.30pm Sun. Food served noon-9pm daily
Transport: Tube: Hyde Park Corner or Knightsbridge tube
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Average User Rating

3.7 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:4
  • 4 star:1
  • 3 star:0
  • 2 star:0
  • 1 star:2
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The atmosphere, the guests, the beer and the Landlord!

Sonny C

This is my Dad's favourite pub- probably in the whole world! There are rules though & woe betide anyone who breaks them! But if you can live without your mobile phone, like jazz music & can pay with cash then you're in for a treat! This hidden gem has heaps of character, is really authentic & hidden down a beautiful mews off Knightsbridge. The legendary landlord Kevin is reputedly proudly cranky but when I was there with Dad he was utterly charming & gave me an old penny for the vintage peep show slot machine. A proper pub but be good or you'll be chucked out!

Javier M

Tiny pub in Belgravia.

It's different from the average pub. They have fire in winter and the decoration is great (have plenty of photos and stuff in general attached to the walls).

It's really a warm place where kind of feeling like home

Sara M

It's really a quirky, wonderful place! Discovered it half on accident on vacation from grad school while studying in the UK for my master's. Sure, there's a no cell phone rule, but can you blame them? People seem more keen to look at screens than talk to one other these days! I wouldn't say that the people who work there are rude, either. Having been there three times with different people over the course of three years, I've always enjoyed myself and the owner (who's a lovely octogenarian who's generally always there) always went out of his way to make sure my guests and I were taken care of. The food isn't fancy gastropub ridiculousness, but it's *good!* It's all classic British fare, and very tasty at that! I've enjoyed the various meals I've had there, so I definitely wouldn't call the food sub-par as per Time-Out. The beer (and cider) is good, the old pumps at the bar are cool. I was even invited behind the bar to take a picture whilst pouring out a pint, just for fun! Lovely people, once you crack the tough-Londoner exterior. I greatly enjoy the historic mementos and pictures, all the paraphernalia makes the place feel like you've stepped back in time in the best possible way. If I were to pick up and move to another country, I'd pick England and I'd certainly be a regular here!

Axel F
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The woman owning the pub is unacceptably rude, PLEASE AVOID IF you do not want regretting HAVING GIVEN MONEY to the wrong people!!!

Something needs to be done for the sake of London’s pubs ethics and values!!!

1 star for the Historic aspect, God only knows what happened when the present owners bought it!!!


0 of 1 found helpful

Don't go to this place unless you enjoy paying someone to make you feel unwelcome. The bar woman is rude and belligerent. It seems they treat everyone with contempt except one or two locals, I wish they would do us all a favour and put a closed sign on the front so I hadn't wasted £10 (min charge you're told after making your order)