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About Nags Head Inn & Restaurant

The Nags Head in Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire is an AA 4 Star graded traditional 15th century country inn and restaurant situated along the valley of the River Misbourne in the glorious Chiltern Hills. Brought to you by the Michaels family, owners of the award-winning Bricklayers Arms in Flaunden, Hertfordshire, the newly refurbished Nags Head serves an “Anglo - French” fusion menu. The Nags Head has been awarded an AA Rosette for it’s culinary excellence and accredited in several guides including a Hardens Guide “Commenendation Award”, chosen as “AA Pick of the Pubs” in the AA Pub Guide and a recommendation in the much coveted Michelin guide and featured on the front cover of Michelin’s “eating out in pubs” guide 2010. It was also named in BBC Countryfile’s cosiest pubs. The kitchen is run under the auspices of executive head chef, Claude Paillet, twice the UK winner of the Publican magazine “Chef of the Year”.

The Nags Head, London Road
Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire HP16 0DG
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
English, French, Gastro Pub

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday: 8am - 10am, 12pm - 2:30pm, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Sunday: 12pm - 3:30pm, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
£26 to £40

Payment Options:
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
01494 862200

Website:
http://www.nagsheadbucks.com/

Parking Details:
We have ample parking on the premises

Public Transport:
Great Missenden train station is only a 10 minute walk

Executive Chef:
Claude Paillet

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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95% would recommend it to a friend

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 (London)·Dined 5 days ago

While it’s sister restaurant is being renovated the Nags head is offering 25% discount so happy to use that. Food was lovely, fresh and hot. Service was friendly . Would recommend.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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·Dined 6 days ago

Great Sunday roasts. Amazing cauliflour cheese which is a 'must' to try. Have eaten here several times and the food has never disappointed. Ideal for a special occasion as although not overpriced it is over the average cost but worth it for the exceptional quality of food

Tags: Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Great Beer, Comfort Food
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 (Hertfordshire)·Dined 7 days ago

Great evening! 2 T-bones and 4 very happy people ! Thanks for fitting us in on a Saturday!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 12 January 2018

Lovely restaurant will definitely be going back. Food was lovely and well presented.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on 9 January 2018

Wide choice on menu, beautifully presented & tasted fantastic. Service was unobtrusive without feeling you were being rushed.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on 7 January 2018

Went with friends for a Sunday lunch to celebrate my birthday. The restaurant was easy enough to find and parking was straightforward. They have a real log fire there. I love them in pubs. Our table was ready when we arrived, and they told us we could sit down at our leisure. A brownie point to them. I never liked going to a restaurant to be rushed to sit down, order, eat, pay, and leave because they want to get the next round of customers in the next hour.

We decided to skip starters and went straight to the main course. Therefore, I cannot comment on them but from the menu the starter choices looked good. We all had roast sirloin beef except for one person who had lamb. The food took a while to arrive but when they did they were delicious. Just the right portion size for me. The roast potatoes and vegetables were done perfectly. I was the only one who ordered a dessert. There were great selections with a mixture of hot and cold items. In the end I went for the ice cream. The menu said the ice cream came from a small specialist producer and it tasted great.

Two issues that lost them a few marks. One of my friends specifically asked if she could have her beef rare. She was told yes but when it arrived it turned out to be medium. She loved what she had anyway, so it was all good. The same friend also asked for a second glass of house wine which never came. We were never changed for it, so they did forget. In any case, my friend said that with hindsight it was probably a good thing that she did not have the second glass of wine. She would have fallen asleep in the afternoon had she had it.

It was a very pleasant meal and a pleasant experience. The restaurant was busy, but the staff was friendly, professional, and willing to help. Will definitely come again and recommend to friends.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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·Dined on 1 January 2018

A gem of a restaurant - food is quite simply amazing. Beautifully presented, fresh ingredients and a creative twist to favourtes such as Ceaser salad. Lots of choice from comfort food steak pie through to grilled fish.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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·Dined on 1 January 2018

My wife & I live locally to the Nags Head pub and visit there for a meal half a dozen times a year. The menus are creative and vary regularly with a good choice of fish, meat and vegetarian dishes to select from. We have found that service is always consistently good and so the pub has become a venue of choice whenever we are celebrating a special occasion or have special visitors.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on 30 December 2017

Always top quality food. We usually visit every month if possible. Recommend for Sunday lunch.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on 29 December 2017

Very good food and service. This is the second time we have visited and the food was just as good.

Highly recommend this gem on my doorstep

Tags: Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot
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·Dined on 24 December 2017

A really lovely Christmas Eve treat for me and my husband. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. We love this local restaurant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Buckinghamshire)·Dined on 17 December 2017

Excellent food and although very busy the service was faultless.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on 15 December 2017

Fantastic food, tad pricey but reasonably priced for the quality of the food and service. Would recommend this over many Michelin star restaurants i’ve been to.

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 8 December 2017

Great food and friendly service. Ideal for our works Christmas lunch.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Cozy, Good for Groups
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·Dined on 2 December 2017

Lovely evening, very pleasant staff, food excellent. Nice bussie atmosphere.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Great Beer
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·Dined on 1 November 2017

Reminded me of the excellent food and charm of the Hand and Flowers in Marlow.....before they won the accolade of one Michelin Star ⭐️ and then a second ⭐️

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (London)·Dined on 31 October 2017

Very high standard of food and beer. Will return soon

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Casual, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (Hertfordshire)·Dined on 29 October 2017

We have eaten here a number of times and have never been disappointed. Although busy, staff are attentive. Food is very good and, overall it is good value for money.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (London)·Dined on 26 October 2017

Always great food and service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on 25 October 2017

Have eaten a few times here and the food and service has been consistently very good,
The menu is varied with new additions + old favourites! Presentation is good , portions generous and everything is always fresh and hot.
Staff very friendly & welcoming!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Seasonal
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·Dined on 18 October 2017

Lovely food, great interior and friendly service and good value at £50 per head for 2-3 courses each plus drinks and 2 good bottles of wine

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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service3
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 (London)·Dined on 18 October 2017

Great food and usually fantastic service.

Will defiantly be returning soon

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on 18 October 2017

A lovely ambience, very friendly, and attentive staff, and the food is delicious. A really enjoyable experience. Anything to celebrate, and I book the Nags head.

Tags: Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on 14 October 2017

The foood was exceptional and a very wide range of choices. The staff could not have been friendlier or more helpful. Have been a few times and never disappointed. Thank you !

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Buckinghamshire)·Dined on 11 October 2017

Excellent service and the food was great. All our family including three grown up grandchildren found it very relaxing and enjoyed the experience.

Well done to the manager and staff

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (London)·Dined on 8 October 2017

Great Sunday roast and great cauliflower cheese to compliment it. Not cheap but top food so worth it.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (London)·Dined on 24 September 2017

Great food and location with service to match.

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·Dined on 24 September 2017

Really delicious Sunday lunch, lovely setting, very friendly staff

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on 17 September 2017

Staff were polite and helpful. Food was everything we expected,delicious traditional Sunday roast. Ample amounts. Pleasant environment, not too noisy but not dead either. Very homely.

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 (London)·Dined on 16 September 2017

Excellent service, wonderful food, nicely presented and perfectly cooked.
Booked for our wedding anniversary and were extremely well looked after.
Highly recommended and will certainly be going back.

Tags: Great Beer, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Buckinghamshire)·Dined on 15 September 2017

Lovely well presented food. Decent portion size. Good service. Bill about right for quality

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 9 September 2017

This is one of my favourite restaurants. Peaceful setting, excellent garden, for eating when weather is good. Inside nice old interior, comfortable seating. Not too noisy. Excellent food, good choice, but not too much. Really good service, amusing, and given one dessert, 'to try', which was not charged for. Will be going back.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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 (London)·Dined on 9 September 2017

Great find! Very popular venue but we can see why - very high quality food, service and ambience!

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 (London)·Dined on 28 August 2017

We are regular visitors and this place never disappoint ! Food is amazing , interesting selection of wine and other drinks , service impeccable with great ambiance . I would reccomrbr dining outdoor on a sunny day . We can't wait to go back !

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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·Dined on 16 August 2017

Our last visit not long ago was for a Special Occasion, this time was a friendly lunch, very good service and food and we will find another reason to visit!

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on 7 August 2017

A really lovely restaurant with very good pub grub. It is expensive but it is definitely worth it. It's rare these days to be very satisifed with a meal but we were here!

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on 30 July 2017

We had the roast dinner big portions and friendly staff. But had to get up and ask for more drinks when we finished our meal. Have been a few times now . Would recommend. We had our lunch at 14.30 good choices on a Sunday

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Coffee, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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 (London)·Dined on 29 July 2017

Just superb - although I am biased given I live so close! But it was one of the reasons we actually chose to live here! Friendly. Great beer. Wonderful food. A great place full stop. Keep up the good work!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Buckinghamshire)·Dined on 15 July 2017

This is an amazing restaurant and as always food, wine and service is exceptional ..!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Authentic
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 (Hampshire)·Dined on 14 July 2017

Great food, great service, as always. Lovely night out.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive
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