The Old Nags Head
Granville Street
Gwent NP25 3DR
The Old Nags Head is a welcoming locals pub, with an interesting interior, accessed up a short flight of stone steps.
Situated in a cul-de-sac, it is one of the oldest pubs in Wales and although the main building is thought to date from at least 1765, it includes a 13th century round medieval tower from the days when Monmouth was a walled town.
The tower is all that remains of Monmouth’s east gate, the Dixton Gate. One of the most important features of the tower was that it had its own independent water supply, a fresh water spring.
Records show that by 1790 this spring was being used for brewing beer. The owner of the property, one William Giverninett, let a dwelling house with a brewhouse to James Price for 7 pounds & 7 shillings for 50 years. Brewing continued at the pub until 1921 under John Redpath.
Monday – Friday: 14:00 – 24:00
Saturday:            12:00 – 24:00
Sunday:              12:00 – 23:00
Real Ale is sourced from Brains Brewery and may include a 'guest ale' from time to time. Ales served are Brains Bitter and Brains Rev James.
Interior Layout
At the front of the pub is an intimate snug with a real fire in a small fireplace, a small TV, and a book shelf near the bar counter. This room gives access to a larger low beamed bar off which is the "Gate Room", a small seating area situated in part of the old east gate tower. On ones side of a corridor leading from the bar is a pool room decorated with brewery memorabilia, and another small snug on the other side.
During fine weather service is offered al fresco in the garden at the rear.
Various kinds of music are performed mainly on Fridays with an 'open- mike' night once a month on a Sunday.
Contact & Further Information
Telephone  +44 (0)1600 712 220

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