I was very kindly invited to try the festive menu at The Nag’s Head. However, as always, all opinions are entirely my own.
You all know I love to fly the flag for Essex and I’m back with another great place to dine, not only during the festive period but all year round; The Nag’s Head. A wonderfully traditional English pub with menus to suit every diet, an app called Glass Onion that means you can check the dietary requirements of every menu before you even step foot into the venue, staff that go above and beyond, oh, and pretty decent food too!
I love heading to a local restaurant that is filled with an atmosphere that also has food to match; having turned veggie this year, in fact, I’m basically vegan minus the cheese, it’s great to be given a menu that is so vegan-friendly that I wanted to let out a cheer. When it isn’t Christmas there is a dedicated vegan menu too.
But, enough of my dietary waffle…
There’s a Christmas cocktail menu that we obviously made our orders from, I chose the Spicy Pornstar Punch made with Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, Passion Fruit, and Prosecco. It was so good as I’m quite a fan of Sailor Jerry’s and a Pornstar Martini so this worked super well for me.
Mike went for the Christmas Mojito and he loved it! I’ve never seen him enjoy a cocktail so much!
We were dining on the 3-course festive menu but wanted to see what we could have other than Turkey as that can get a little too much over Christmas, am I right?!
The addition of vegetable style crisps and pesto on the top of wholesome tomato soup was GAME-CHANGING. Like, I’m not even exaggerating.
I felt well boujee with my posh tomato soup and winter cocktail that I felt the need to pose away!
Mike still eats meat when we’re not at home so he went with the Duck Liver and Pork Parfait served with toasted walnut & raisin bread and a spiced fruit and sloe gin chutney. You can’t really go wrong with a good parfait or pate, can you?!
Both of our mains were served with seasonal vegetables and roasted potatoes too so we were filled right to the brim.
We had such a great time on our visit to The Nag’s Head with staff that really do go above and beyond, from asking your dietary requirements before you’re seated to ensuring they have washed their hands and serve those requirements on their own so there’s no chance of cross-contamination! It’s little things like that, that really makes The Nag’s Head stand out from other local pubs we’ve eaten in.
They also have a super filled diary with events so don’t miss out:
Brunch with Santa – 15th, 21st and 22nd December – A Magical Christmas brunch for the whole family to enjoy complete with a trip to visit Santa and letter writing with brunch from £14 an adult and £8 a child.
Christmas Party – 13th and 20th December – Live DJ, playing party classics to set the atmosphere for Christmas. Enjoy the festive set menu from £27.95.