The Nag's Head on the Thames
  • The Bridge
    OX14 3HX
The Nag's Head on the Thames is one of Abingdon's most popular public houses, bars and inns, offering a warm welcome to all customers. The Nag's Head serves fabulous homemade food and a great selection of real ale.

The Nags Head is situated halfway across Abingdon Bridge, with the riverside gardens nestled in stunning surroundings on Nag’s Island, positioned in the middle of the Thames under the bridge. A peaceful retreat amongst the rushes and willows providing many comfortable areas for families and diners to enjoy the best outdoor dining in Abingdon.

Recently reburbished with the main bars at "bridge level" serving real ales, excellent wines, coffee, bar meals and a la Carte menu. Within its first year of opening, The Nag’s Head became the winner of CAMRA Town and Country ‘Pub of the Year’ 2013 and is featured in The Good Beer Guide 2014!

Real Ales

The Nag's Head sources their real ales from a selection of local breweries and the ales are changed on a regular basis. In recognition of their fantastic range of real ales, The Nag's Head is Casque Mark approved and recommended by The Good Beer Guide.

The pub currently serves four permanent beers including Abingdon Bridge, Ferryman’s Gold, Waylands Smithy and Doombar plus four guest ales.


The downstairs restaurant at "island level" seats 120 for a more formal dining experience with modern British cuisine and pub classics. Also serving ‘Black Rock’ steak, fresh fish daily specials and a choice of roasts on Sundays.

Outside, the Summer bar and kitchen known as ‘The Bridge’ will be open everyday, noon until dusk from Good Friday 18th April until early Autumn complete with new furniture and decking for 2014. This year the chefs have created a new tempting outdoor dining menu using only locally sourced, fresh seasonal produce. It includes all the BBQ and grill favourites plus specials, and a Sunday special ‘Roast of the Day’ for those who prefer their roast lunch outside in the summer!

During the summer months The Nags Head also offers the opportunity to hire an old English river cruiser for that perfect day out on the Thames!

Contact The Nags Head on 01235 524516

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