Nag's Head, Covent Garden
The Nag's head is a big old pub with a grand Victorian pub interior - some preserved some faked; take a quick look at the lovely old ceramic friezes which adorn the walls to see what we mean. You'll find a fair range of McMullen beers on the hand pumps and a standard range of other lagers on the pumps. It does have the feel of a real pub, rather than an olde worlde tourist attraction, but suffers due to its proximity to Covert Garden tube; both the Nag's Head and its neighbour can often be filled with every conceivable type of tourist, day tripper and tired shopper. Getting a seat is certainly a hit or miss affair and the atmosphere is accordingly transient. Still, it's not the worst pub in the area and might be suitable as a meeting place out of peak hours.
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30 Apr 2012
Came here a monday evening right after work hours. Had originally planned to go to another pub in Covent Garden, but as this was packed we ended up here. Was pleasantly surprised though. We managed to find seats even though the pub was crowded, and the staff had a smile on their face and a was very service minded. My friend (a lager drinker) wanted to try an ale, and even though there was a large crowd at the bar, the bartender offered to let her sample the different ales they had so she could make up her mind. Good service and an ok atmosphere for a pub in such a busy area.
10 James Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 8BT
020 7836 4678
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