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Old Nags Head

Granville Street
NP25 3DR

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Opening Times

Monday2.00 pm - Midnight
Tuesday2.00 pm - Midnight
Wednesday2.00 pm - Midnight
Thursday2.00 pm - Midnight
Friday2.00 pm - Midnight
SaturdayMidday - Midnight
SundayMidday - Midnight

Meal Times

No Service Mon - Thu
6 - 9 Fri & Sat
1 - 4 Sun

About the Pub

One of the oldest pubs in Wales and although the main building is thought to date from at least 1765, it embraces a round medieval tower from the 13th century. Today, the Old Nags Head is a welcoming locals pub with an interesting interior accessed up a short flight of stone steps. At the front is an intimate snug with a small fireplace, a small TV, and a book shelf near the bar counter. This gives access to a larger low beamed bar with another fireplace with a small wood burner, off this is the "Gate Room", a small seating area situated in part of the old tower and which displays brewery and cider memorabilia. Throughout there are pictures of old pop stars on the walls. From the bar leads a corridor with a pool room on one side, and a cosy snug on the other. The garden is at the rear. Beers are sourced from Brains Brewery and may include a guest ale from elsewhere from time to time. Live music has a strong following here evidenced by instruments dotted around. Various kinds of music are performed mainly on Fridays with an open mic night once a month on a Thursday which kicks off the monthly music weekend that extends into Sunday. .

Historic Interest

Built when Monmouth was a walled town and forming part of the Dixton Gate, the east gate of the town. At that time the tower contained a fresh water spring and in 1790, a William Giverninett let a dwelling house with a brewhouse to James Price for 7 pounds & 7 shillings for 50 years. The pub isn't mentioned in the lease but it was either this pub or the adjacent Seven Stars or the Cock, as all had a Dixton Gate address. Brewing continued here until 1921 under John Redpath.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 2 regular beers.

  • Brains Bitter
  • Brains Rev James

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 1 changing beer.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Brains Rev James Gold


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Old Nags Head, Monmouth


  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • RealHeritagePub Heritage Pub

    Regionally Important Historic Interior


  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals


  • EveningMeals Evening Meals

    Fri & Sat.

  • Garden Pub Garden
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Camping Camping Nearby on-site
  • FunctionRoom Function Room
  • Games Traditional Pub Games
  • LiveMusic Live Music

    Friday, plus monthly a music weekends staring with open mic on Thursday.

  • Newspapers Newspapers
  • RealFire Real Fire
  • SeparateBar Separate Bar
  • SportsTV Sports TV
  • WiFi Wifi

    Free if standing in the right spot!

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Old Nags Head

Granville Street
NP25 3DR

Sat Nav Reference

51.813201, -2.710400


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Nearby Bus Routes (450m)

60, 65, 69, 83,

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