Monday, 31st August 2015

The Nags Head, Pontesbury

On Easter Monday my family and I travelled for an early lunch to the Nags Head in Pontesbury, just a few miles south west of Shrewsbury. 

sd2580914.jpgThis charming, traditional country pub is set back off the main road on the way into the village.

On our arrival we ordered our drinks from the bar and took some seats in a comfy snug area while we perused the lunch menu which offered an excellent choice of home-made food from snacks, pies, fish, meat, pizza, and vegetarian option. An extensive children’s menu was also offered.

I opted for the home-made chicken curry with half rice and half chips and my husband Terry chose the Nags Head farmhouse hash which consisted of sausages, beans, mushrooms, fried potatoes and topped with an egg and melted cheese – excellent value for money at just £5.75.

My daughter Danielle had her usual treat of chicken nuggets, beans and chips.

We were shown to a  lovely table in the window with beautiful views across fields and Pontesbury hill – you could not ask for anything better!

The food arrived piping hot and there was certainly plenty of it. The curry was a great choice – it had an amazing flavour with lots of rice and chips to accompany it. The Nags Head hash was really superb and Terry said it tasted great and was very filling. Danielle had several pieces of chicken nuggets to munch her way through.

The whole atmosphere in this beautifully decorated dining room was so relaxed, with wooden floors, a cosy library  area with panelled walls, an open fireplace and many old photographs on the walls of Pontesbury village.

We arrived at noon and within an hour the bar soon filled up with families, couples and locals just popping in for a drink.

It was obvious to see that owners Lee and Jen had worked really hard and made a real effort to transform the pub into a truly amazing dining experience and it was great to see the hard work has paid off.

We had a short break before looking at the dessert menu. I chose the cheese and biscuits and Terry opted for the sticky toffee pudding and toffee ice-cream – both were excellent choices.

The Nags Head is also a superb venue  for weddings, christenings, private parties, funeral gatherings, business lunches and also offers outside catering. 

To the side of the pub through French doors,  there is a patio area for summer barbecues, a large garden which offers stunning views  and a children’s play area.

I will certainly return to the Nags Head – it has something to offer everyone. I will definitely go back to sample a traditional Sunday lunch and evening meal.