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Nags Head

10 James Street
Covent Garden

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Opening Times


MondayMidday - 11.00 pm
TuesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
WednesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
ThursdayMidday - 11.00 pm
FridayMidday - 11.00 pm
SaturdayMidday - 11.00 pm
SundayMidday - 10.00 pm

Meal Times

12 - 9

About the Pub

There has been a pub of this name on all or part of this site since at least the 1670s. The present pub was rebuilt in 1900 for the licensed victualler who had occupied the previous building, and was designed by PE Pilditch.This Grade II listed building is described by the Survey of London as "a fairly restrained example of neo-Jacobean public-house architecture". The Covent Garden Area Trust is more effusive: 'The smart red and gold fascia signs, the high quality engraved and gilt glass window signs and the hanging bracket sign are all models of traditional pub signs and could not be bettered.' It was bought by McMullen in 1927 for the sum of £7525, and some of the tile-work on the floor dates from that period. It is now a large and generally busy establishment in the heart of Covent Garden. The customer area forms three sides of an oblong around the bar. The latter has 8 handpumps serving up to 4 real ales, including an own-brand Nag's Head offering.

Note that the licence stipulates that alcohol is not available until 10am.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 3 regular beers.

  • McMullen --other-- (Nag's Head own-brand)
  • McMullen AK Original Mild
  • McMullen IPA

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available


  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • FunctionRoom Function Room
  • SportsTV Sports TV
  • WiFi Wifi

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Nags Head

10 James Street
Covent Garden

Sat Nav Reference

51.513, -0.1237


  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes
  • <Station Close to Railway Station
  • <Underground Close to London Underground / Overground / DLR

Nearby Bus Routes (100m)

6, 9, 11 13, 15, 23, 87, 91, 139, 176

Nearby Station (600m)

London Charing Cross

Nearby London Underground/Overground/DLR (50m)

Covent Garden

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Nags Head WC2-1 Sep 2017

Nags Head

10 James Street
Covent Garden

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Family Friendly
  • Function Room
  • Sports TV
  • Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes
  • Close to Railway Station
  • Close to London Underground / Overground / DLR

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