Review on The Nag's Head Inn

'Hilltop' is – quite literally – at the top of an incline on a quiet B-road heading out of Castle Donington towards Breedon-on-the-Hill, and the white-painted Nag's Head Inn makes a handy pit-stop – especially if you are aiming for East Midlands Airport or Castle Donington racing circuit.

The pub started life as a cluster of farm cottages, and its low beamed bar still has a slightly bucolic atmosphere. By contrast, everything is up-to-date in the bistro-style dining room, where plain scrubbed tables and colour-washed walls set the tone.

Typical dishes from the ever-changing inventory might include king prawns marinated in chilli, garlic and butter sauce, stuffed loin of lamb on a bed of cinnamon green beans with vegetable couscous and tzatziki, and steamed fillet of barramundi with creamed leeks, potato and smoked bacon. Otherwise look at their tempting Lebanese mezzeh menu featuring options like king prawns and samki harra, marinated prawn and salmon bochette, shish kebab, chicken and lamb kebab and couscous.

The short, carefully chosen wine list includes some tempting options by the glass.

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International / Lebanese

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 - 2.15pm (12.00 - 4.30pm Sun)
Dinner: 5.45 - 9.00pm Mon-Sat

Accepted credit cards

Visa, Master Card, American Express

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Facilities at The Nag's Head Inn

  • Alfresco dining
  • Disabled access
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu


Private parking is possible at a location nearby


The Nag's Head Inn
Hill Top
Castle Donington
DE74 2PR

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