The Nag’s Head

Janet and Edward Boynton’s 19th-century coaching inn between moors and dales is roundly endorsed by Guide readers, who praise its ‘hospitable, interesting owners’, ‘enjoyable dinners’, ‘relaxing atmosphere’ and ‘excellent value’. More

Contact details

The Nag’s Head
Pickhill
Yorkshire
YO7 4JG
England
01845 567391

Hotel information

Bedrooms

7

Open

all year except 24/25 Dec (open for food 24 Dec).

Facilities

tap room, lounge bar, dining/breakfast room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

in bars and dining room.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed in 2 bedrooms (not unattended), not in public areas.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2017] per room B&B single from £60, double from £80. À la carte £25.

Good Hotel Guide Review

Janet and Edward Boynton’s 19th-century coaching inn between moors and dales is roundly endorsed by Guide readers, who praise its ‘hospitable, interesting owners’, ‘enjoyable dinners’, ‘relaxing atmosphere’ and ‘excellent value’. ‘It’s the “go-to” local hostelry: on a Sunday evening, the bar was buzzing and the restaurant was full.’ There are ‘horse pictures everywhere’ in the ‘welcoming pub’ (Thirsk is nearby); a blackboard menu lists ‘absolutely wonderful comfort food, served in vast portions’. Particularly enjoyed in 2017: ‘Delicious chicken-liver parfait and salad, followed by steak pie.’ Also pleasing: ‘A wine list that might be the envy of grander establishments.’ ‘Comfortable bedrooms’, including a ‘spacious’ family room, are up narrow stairs. ‘My first-floor room was compact and warm, if just functional, with plenty of towels in the spotless, well-lit bathroom.’ Breakfast includes ‘a tempting home-made berry smoothie, delicious scrambled eggs, tasty black pudding’. ‘An unbeatable stop’ for motorists travelling between England and Scotland. (Henry and Priscilla McDougall, David and Wendy Millar, Robert Gower, Michael Green)

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This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. To take advantage of this offer, you must present the voucher at the time of booking.

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This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 25% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. Each printed copy of the Guide contains six vouchers worth in total about £150.

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The Nag’s Head
Pickhill
Yorkshire
YO7 4JG

Guest comments

'I arrived too late for dinner; a freshly prepared sandwich with salad was brought on a tray to my room. The first floor bedroom in the main building is compact and warm, if simply just functional. At breakfast, prompt, courteous service of delicious scrambled egg and a very tasty black pudding. Supper of wonderful comfort food, served in vast portions. The whole is excellent value, especially with the 25% voucher. . ' - Robert Gower - March, 2017
'The owners were very hospitable and interesting. The name was most appropriate reflecting the owners' interests. There were horse pictures everywhere, including a wonderful large horserace in our bedroom. (We had a family room, large and comfortable). The supper and breakfast were delicious. Bar surroundings very welcoming and relaxing. ' - Henry and Priscilla McDougall - March, 2017
'Our fourth stay; still as good as ever - everything a country inn should be thanks to the hands-on, hard-working proprietors, Janet and Edward Boynton, and their high standards. Lovely dinning room, bar as well as a snug, great varied dinner menu, and breakfast cooked to order; Edward always able to give advice on wine and very proud of his Yorshire real ales. Room housekeepng also very good. Ample parking. ' - Ian Malone - May, 2013

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