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The original Nag’s Head in England dates back to 11th century, earning it a mention in the Doomsday Book and the pages of history; supposedly Samuel Johnson quaffed a few there while penning his Dictionary. He was probably working on ‘pun’ – the name of this pub is a ‘goodun’. Whether you imagine it as a nagging woman or humanoid horse, plying the fields of Great Britain to Glebe, this pub is a mainstay.  Its Glebe incarnation smacks of old-world charm – solid pub nosh, a mixed-bag of beers by the pint and a rotating stable of salt-of-the-earth live performers. Worth putting up with a nag or two, we think. (Angela Bennetts)

162 St Johns Rd Glebe NSW 2037. 9660 1591, nagshead.com.au