Nags Head

Critics' choice
Hyde Park

It’s unusual to see a landlord’s name plastered on the front of a pub, but then there aren’t many like Kevin Moran left in the trade.

The Nags Head reflects Moran’s exuberant eccentricity, both by design (mobiles are banned; the walls are cluttered with everything from cartoons to baseball reports, garden tools to vintage penny-slots) and, most strikingly, by accident – the rooms could scarcely be wonkier, one stepped awkwardly above the other with a bar that somehow serves them both.

The ale is from Adnams and only OK, and the below-par pub food is best avoided, but the particular appeal of this place isn’t really about the beer or the vittles. A Belgravia landmark of sorts.

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

Average User Rating

3 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:2
  • 4 star:0
  • 3 star:0
  • 2 star:0
  • 1 star:2
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Axel F

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!!!



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)