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The Nags Head (Ei Group (formerly Enterprise Inns))

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Mighty Oak - Flying EightExcellent1
Redemption - Urban DuskExcellent1
Mighty Oak - Chocolate Teapot Good1
Rooster's - 41 Degrees SouthGood1
Robinsons - Magnum I.P.A.Good1
Caledonian - Double CzechAcceptable1
Jennings - Queen BeeAcceptable1
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Timothy Taylor - LandlordNot Tried0
St Austell - TributeNot Tried0
Mighty Oak - JuggernautNot Tried0
Mighty Oak - Oscar Wilde MildNot Tried0
Camerons - HazeNot Tried0
Moorhouse's - First CutNot Tried0
Wickwar - Shanakee StoutNot Tried0
Butcombe - UnionNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Nags Head, Walthamstow, Greater London
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

12 Mar 2017 (Stephen Harris)
Mid-afternoon and surrounded by loads of people scoffing rather good-looking roast dinners.
Robinsons - Magnum I.P.A.4.10GoodOK, it does have a hop content, but I found this to be a predominately malt-led, Golden Ale (rather than what I’d call an IPA).
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Redemption - Urban Dusk4.60Not Tried
06 Mar 2017 (ChrisE)
My first visit here and I was very impressed. I hope to come back soon. A very nice relaxed atmosphere. Beers as already listed by Jason.
Redemption - Urban Dusk4.60Excellent
06 Mar 2017 (Magnus Greel)
Late afternoon and quiet. Quaint backstreet local in a villagey environment which seems miles away from the noise hubbub and bustle from nearby.
Rooster's - 41 Degrees South4.10Good
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Redemption - Urban Dusk4.60Not Tried
Wickwar - Shanakee Stout5.00Not Tried
Butcombe - Union4.80Not Tried
30 Sep 2016 (Stephen Harris)
An unplanned addition to our pub crawl, mostly to get out of the rain.
Mighty Oak - Chocolate Teapot 4.10GoodA very dark Brown Ale, full of fruity and chocolate flavours.
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
Mighty Oak - Oscar Wilde Mild3.70Not Tried
Moorhouse's - First Cut4.20Not Tried
30 Jun 2016 (Magnus Greel)
Just after opening time 4pm vice 11am as quoted in GBG. Another back street local yet to become a gastropub.
Mighty Oak - Flying Eight4.80ExcellentTangy flowery tones in superb condition.
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
Mighty Oak - Oscar Wilde Mild3.70Not Tried
Camerons - Haze4.10Not Tried
19 Jun 2012 (Stephen Harris)
Making the most of the good weather, Robert and I met up for a couple of pints in the back garden before heading off to watch the football elsewhere. Unfortunately, I managed to pick two particularly bland beers.
Jennings - Queen Bee3.60AcceptableVery pale, soft, easy drinking and a bit bland. It contains honey, although we were hard pressed to spot it.
Caledonian - Double Czech4.50AcceptableA pale lager-style beer that tastes more like a light bitter. Not obvious what is ‘double’ about it.
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
Mighty Oak - Juggernaut4.60Not TriedThis one got the thumbs up from Robert.

About The Nags Head

The pub sign. The Nags Head, Walthamstow, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Walthamstow, Greater London, E17 9LP.

This pub was almost certainly present by the sixteenth century, opposite the church at the heart of Walthamstow Village. By the 1850s it was in the ownership of Francis Wragg, who also ran a coach service from Walthamstow to London. In 1859, Wragg demolished the original inn and moved the licence to the present building where he was better able to combine his two businesses. By the late 1800s, beer was supplied by Huggins and Co. Brewery of Westminster, later passing to Watney’s. Today, there are pavement tables at the front, a front bar, a rear bar where Italian food is served and a pleasant back yard. The pub is ‘cat friendly’.

We have visited this pub 6 times, seen 16 different beers and tried 7 of them.

Map location

Postcode: E17 9LP