The Old Nag’s Head in Edale is more than a pub, it’s an institution! For nearly 450 years it’s been a favourite of locals and visitors, and a warm refuge for weary travellers.
This low-ceilinged, traditional country inn dates back to 1577. It’s full of character and steeped in history, and it’s situated in arguably the most beautiful location in the Peak District, right at the official start of the famous long distance footpath, the Pennine Way.
The beautiful village of Edale is about as idyllic a spot as it’s possible to imagine. Stone cottages and farms are clustered along narrow lanes, there’s a peaceful country churchyard, and the village is surrounded by the hills and wooded slopes of the Edale Valley and the wild moorland of Kinder Scout.
You’ll always find a warm, friendly atmosphere at the Old Nag’s Head. It’s the perfect place to relax and refuel after a hard day’s walking in this wonderful countryside.
The pub is made up of a collection of linked rooms and snugs with open fires, which means that it’s cosy yet also spacious enough for even large groups.
And as you’d expect from a pub in this area, we welcome both muddy boots and muddy paws!
Fantastic pub food
The Old Nag’s Head is renowned for serving fantastic food and a great range of cask beers. With daily specials, a wonderful weekend carvery, a wide selection of vegetarian food and a kids’ menu, you’ll find something for everyone here.
The Old Nag’s Head is about more than just a pint, we
believe in bringing people together through good times and great
hospitality. Little wonder that the Old
Nag’s Head was voted one of the Top 20 Country Pubs in the UK by The
Our Holiday Cottages
We know you’ll love the Old Nag’s Head in Edale, and staying in one of our beautiful holiday cottages means that you won’t have to rush to leave!
The two cottages, Kinder Cottage and Grindsbrook Cottage, both look over the stunning Edale countryside and are named after local walks. They provide ramblers and visitors with a fantastic place to stay and enjoy everything that this part of the Peak District has to offer.
Kinder Cottage (Sleeps 4)
Kinder Cottage is a perfect retreat for up to 4 people. There’s one double bedroom, one single bedroom and a sofa bed in the lounge area. The comfortable lounge is bright and cosy, with a flat screen TV, and the kitchen is well equipped for cooking and dining in.
Grindsbrook Cottage (Sleeps 5)
Grindsbrook Cottage sleeps up to 5 people, with one double
bedroom, one twin (bunk) bedroom and a sofa bed. There’s a comfortable lounge with a
flat-screen TV, and a kitchen/dining room that’s equipped with everything you’ll
need to feel at home.
It’s the perfect location for family groups – including small/medium well-behaved dogs – who want to explore this beautiful area.