About us

The Old Nags Head is a low-ceilinged, stone-built, traditional country inn situated in a building dating back to 1577. The pub is filled with plenty of authentic character and charm. Boasting a wonderful location and great atmosphere, and having been voted in the top 20 country pubs in the UK by The Times, the Old Nags Head will have you coming back time after time.

Sitting as the official start of The Pennine Way, The Old Nags Head will catch your eye immediately. The style of our pub is one like you don’t see in the modern day – dating back to 1577 you will want to take a second to take in everything that we have to offer! Inside you will find a beautifully warming fire amongst the several different rooms and snugs throughout the pub. Take a seat in cosy tap bar and soak up the vibrant atmosphere.


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Opening Times

Mon12:00 – 23:00
Tue12:00 – 23:00
Wed12:00 – 23:00
Thur12:00 – 23:00
Fri12:00 – 23:00
Sat12:00 – 23:00
Sun12:00 – 23:00

Food & drink

If you're after a hearty meal after a day of rambling, or something lighter for a weekday pub lunch, we've something for everyone! Why not relax with your family over a lazy lunch, or treat someone special to a romantic dinner, savouring our home cooked pub food classics.

Here at The Old Nags Head we pride ourselves on our well presented, home-made country food, using only the finest ingredients.

Food Times

Mon12:00 – 20:00
Tue12:00 – 20:00
Wed12:00 – 20:00
Thur12:00 – 20:00
Fri12:00 – 20:00
Sat12:00 – 20:00
Sun12:00 – 19:30


The Old Nags Head in Edale boasts two delightful cottages looking over the beautiful Edale countryside which will make you wish you never had to leave. Kinder Cottage and Grindsbrook Cottage, named after local walks and areas in the Edale Valleys, provide ramblers a fantastic place to stay and enjoy everything Edale has to offer.

Alongside the delightful modern décor and wonderful views you have one of the top 20 walking pubs in the UK on your doorstep and nothing is too much for our staff!

Both cottages boast great views of the surrounding countryside, alongside offering a modern, comfortable lounge with a flat-screen TV and a sofa. We also provide a fully equipped kitchen, fresh linen. Towels are available upon request at a charge.

Kinder Cottage is a compact and delightful cottage sleeping three: 1 double and 1 single . This is a great cottage for small family visits or even couple visits. What a fantastic location to spend some quality time with the loved ones.

Grindsbrook Cottage sleeps four: 1 double and 1 twin (bunk). This cottage is great for family visits and can accept small/medium, well-behaved dogs so you can make this cottage a home from home for your stay! £5 per night for a dog.

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