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The Nags Head (Free House)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Otter - AleExcellent7
Otter - AmberExcellent1
Otter - BitterGood1
Clearwater - Devon DarterGood1
Otter - AleGood1
Otter - Otter Pale Ale (OPA)Good1
Isle of Purbeck - BestAcceptable1
Isle of Purbeck - Fossil FuelNot Tried0
Lyme Regis - CobbNot Tried0
Otter - HeadNot Tried0
Red Rock - CapstanNot Tried0
Sharp's - SpecialNot Tried0
Wadworth - Bishop's TippleNot Tried0
Yeovil - RubyNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Nags Head, Lyme Regis, Dorset
Picture 2. The Nags Head, Lyme Regis, Dorset
Andrew Chenery

Visits Details

01 Aug 2021 (Andrew)
The pub was much the same but with a lick of paint added, and the garden now a house. The patio at the rear has been renovated and was very pleasant.
Otter - Bitter3.60GoodVery drinkable.
Otter - Ale4.50Not Tried
29 Jul 2018 (Andrew)
Traditionally everyone we're on holiday with comes to the Nags for a lunchtime drink but this year the weather was terrible so no one did. Jane and I popped up in the evening for a drink not knowing exactly what to expect as we knew the owners were new. What we found was as good as ever. The interior was more or less the same (minus the pool table). The outside was quite a bit better with the patio seating (with its superb views across Lyme Regis and out to sea) now having hanging flower baskets. Inside, there were playing a varied selection of ACDC (but not intrusively). All in all the pub still appears excellent. Oh and some fraught chap came in having locked himself out of his holiday accommodation. It was all happening at the Nags.
Otter - Ale4.50ExcellentExcellent
Otter - Bitter3.60Not TriedBadged as Sark Lark
30 Jul 2017 (Andrew)
Sunday at the Nags. Pretty standard stuff. Lots of people, lots of beer. I really like this pub.
Otter - Ale4.50Excellent
Otter - Otter Pale Ale (OPA)4.90GoodGood Otter malt with more jazzy hops than usual.
Otter - Bitter3.60Not TriedSark Lark
Otter - Head5.80Not Tried
31 Jul 2016 (Andrew)
Sunday at the Nags. Sat on the patio overlooking the coast. Very nice.
Otter - Ale4.30Good
Otter - Bitter3.60Not TriedBadged as Sark Lark
02 Aug 2015 (Andrew)
Tradition says Sunday lunchtime is the Nag's Head. Same as always - that is, excellent.
Otter - Ale4.50ExcellentExcellent Otter.
Clearwater - Devon Darter4.50GoodLucy said her boss brews this. Crisp light bitter.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Otter - Bitter3.60Not Tried
27 Jul 2014 (Andrew)
It's Sunday, it's the Nag's Head. The Grand Prix was on so it was busy in the side bar. We sat on the balcony withthe extended family and I drank Otter Ale and played pool.
Otter - Ale4.50ExcellentQuality Otter Ale. I had 3 pints.
Otter - Bitter3.60Not TriedBadged as Sark Lark
Wadworth - Bishop's Tipple5.00Not Tried
Yeovil - Ruby4.50Not Tried
11 Aug 2013 (Andrew)
Traditionally we all come here on the first Sunday of the holiday. Suits me. Not feeling 100% but it's nothing a pint won't cure.
Otter - Ale4.50GoodA Sunday staple.
Sharp's - Special5.00Not Tried
Otter - Bitter3.60Not TriedBadged as Sark Lark
10 Jun 2012 (Andrew)
Traditional meet up in the Nags. Raining out so we all sat inside. Hectic.
Otter - Ale4.50GoodFruity
Otter - Bitter3.60Not TriedBadged as Sark Lark
Otter - Head5.80Not Tried
Red Rock - Capstan5.80Not Tried
05 Jun 2011 (Andrew)
The whole clan turned up for a late morning pint. We sat on the balcony with views across Lyme Bay towards Golden Cap.
Otter - Amber4.00ExcellentOrangey flavoured, creamy bitter. Really very drinkable.
Isle of Purbeck - Best3.60AcceptableGood condition but a lack lustre 1970's style best bitter.
Otter - Bitter3.60Not Triedbadged as Sark Lark
Otter - Ale4.50Not Tried
10 Jun 2010 (Andrew)
Had a few frames of pool with Chris whilst dogs roamed by.
Otter - Ale4.50GoodFruity malty ale.
Otter - Bitter3.60Not TriedBadged as Sark Lark
Isle of Purbeck - Fossil Fuel3.80Not Tried
Lyme Regis - Cobb3.90Not Tried

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About The Nags Head

The pub sign. The Nags Head, Lyme Regis, Dorset

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Lyme Regis, Dorset, DT7 3HS.

A split level pub in Silver Street, with a lot of standing space. The lower level has a pool table whilst the upper level has seating. There is a large garden at the rear with a terrace that has good views of the cliffs and sea.

We have visited this pub 16 times, seen 20 different beers and tried 9 of them.

Map location

Postcode: DT7 3HS