Dorbiere Country Pub Voted Among Best in Britain

Dorbiere Country Pub Voted Among Best in Britain


There’s nothing us Brit’s love more on a sunny day than a walk in the countryside, followed by a pint or two at a beautiful country pub. When it comes to planning your next rural adventure, you might want to factor in a pit stop at The Old Nag’s Head in Edale. We’re thrilled to announce that this historic Dorbiere pub in the heart of the Peak District has just been chosen as the 12th best countryside pub in Britain by The Times!

   “Sitting on the north side of the village square where the Pennine Way starts, this is possibly Britain’s best pub for walkers (and their dogs). The heroic-sized meal portions are designed to fuel the epic climb up nearby Kinder Scout, but somehow, washed down with the pub’s own rich, sweet ale, they end up putting red-faced walkers into a delicious reverie instead. The hills will still be there tomorrow.”

Brown, P. (02.05.2017). Britain’s 20 best pubs in the countryside. Retrieved from

The pub itself is a former smithy dating back to 1577 and certainly looks the part; think thick stone walls, low ceilings, welcoming log fires and dark timber beams. As well as being a haven for walkers and tourists, the pub remains at the centre of the Edale community, as it has been for hundreds of years. Whatever the weather, if you’re in the Nag’s Head of an evening, you’re likely to be surrounded by local farmers, B&B owners and people from the village enjoying a bite and catching up.

The Old Nag’s Head represents everything the Dorbiere pub group is about – our pubs are at the heart of every community and we constantly strive to improve the quality, service and value our customers receive. Naturally, we’re delighted that our ethos is recognised as delivering one of the best country pub experiences Britain has to offer!

A Few More Reasons to Visit The Old Nag’s Head at Edale

1.      The Pick and Mix Sausage Menu

Sausage and mash is classic pub grub, and you won’t find better than the Nag’s! Choose between locally sourced gourmet sausage flavours like venison, pork and stilton or garlic and herb. Choose your mash (cheddar is our favourite), pick your sauce and tuck in.    

2.      The Nags 1577 Own Ale

Named for the age of the building in which it resides, The ‘Nags 1577' own ale draws visitors from far and wide and helps to ensure that nobody leaves disappointed.

3.      The ‘Everyone’s Welcome’ Attitude

Our pub is proudly child, pet and muddy-boot friendly!

4.      Cracking Sunday Roasts

Who doesn’t love a good carvery? Come down on a Sunday for proper Peak District sized portions of roasted meats with all the trimmings!

5.      A View To Remember

Set in the Peak District, beautiful views are to be expected, but that doesn’t make them any less enjoyable. Look out over Kinder Scout as you sip your pint.

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