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Nags Head Inn & Restaurant

4.5
330 reviews
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£26 to £40
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English
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  • Cosy
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
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”.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
English, French, Gastro Pub
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Saturday: 8am - 10am, 12pm - 2:30pm, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Sunday: 12pm - 3:30pm, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
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Phone number
01494 862200
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Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Claude Paillet
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Parking Details
We have ample parking on the premises
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Public Transit
Great Missenden train station is only a 10 minute walk
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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
What 330 People Are Saying
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4.6
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Absolutely love The Nags Head! Customer service is always outstanding, even when we are the last ones late in the evening we are always made to feel welcome. Attention to detail is fantastic and the food is just delicious. Always top of our list for a special occasion! Cosy fire for the winter months and a beautiful garden for the summer - really, what more could you ask for? Would not hesitate in recommending The Nags Head!

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

A nice country pub with very friendly staff and good service. We felt the food was a bit over priced, it is a pub afterall, but the food was tasty. (Lamb around £21). Sadly not much choice for vegetarian or vegan. This could be something for them to look into. Also we felt the food arrived pretty quickly, as in, we had only just finished our starters and the main meal appeared. So could perhaps slow service down a bit. Overall, a nice pub with restaurant.

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5.0Dined on 14 April 2018

I have never been disappointed here. as usual the meal and service were first class. ny Guinea fowl was excellent. good wine list, ambience ad friendly staff. my guest said it was the best meal he had had for months!

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4.0Dined on 3 April 2018

Probably didn't make the best choices from the menu. Starters excellent but pieces of shell in crab main dish and the pork dish was rather too large a portion.

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5.0Dined on 1 April 2018

Very good as usual. Great atmosphere and great food.

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4.0Dined on 16 March 2018

I have no comments, other than, it was perfectly O K

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5.0Dined on 11 March 2018

Neighbourhood Gem! Classy cocktails: plastic free straws, amazing food, great serivice and jovial conversation with the bar tender if you wanted. It really made our day. Thanks guys x

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4.0Dined on 10 March 2018

The food was really good, on the expensive side but yum. We all found ourselves saying mmmmm.

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5.0Dined on 10 March 2018

We had an amazing experience there. The food was wonderful, the service as well and the ambience is cosy and beautiful! We will come back!

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4.0Dined on 6 March 2018

Consistently good food, great choice and great service

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4.0Dined on 3 March 2018

An enjoyable evening. The food was very good and the service was impeccable. A great local pub and worth a visit.

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5.0Dined on 25 February 2018

5 of us in the party and we had a very nice late Sunday lunch. We chose different meats and found them all to be cooked perfectly x

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5.0Dined on 24 February 2018

Great service, wonderful food and an excellent array of beverages - what more could you want!

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5.0Dined on 18 February 2018

Stayed at the inn and had Sunday roast on Feb 19. Lovely arrival welcome and a great meal with the mushroom starter, game terrine roast leg of lamb and finishing with lemon tart. All delicious and perfect portion and flavor. Have made it a favorite already.

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5.0Dined on 6 February 2018

Venue staff and food all excellent 10out10 thank you

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5.0Dined on 5 February 2018

That was our 2nd visit and definitely not the last one!
Amazing food, great atmosphere - great place to go for special occasion.

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4.0Dined on 1 February 2018

Lovely evening celebrating a birthday, friendly staff and great yummy food in a cozy pub.

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5.0Dined on 25 January 2018

We love the T bone offer
It is delicious and it is really good value
But other occasions I find the food good and too expensive

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5.0Dined on 24 January 2018

Lovely food, attentive service, we had a lovely evening

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5.0Dined on 24 January 2018

good ambience and nice food. a bit of a premium for the atmosphere. excellent wine and service.

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5.0Dined on 20 January 2018

Lovely atmosphere as we walked in and a warm welcome from the staff. Service was great, attentive but not over the top / annoying! Happy, cheerful staff who were helpful with any queries. The food was delicious - we had steak as our main with wild mushrooms - absolutely gorgeous, worth the money for the special occassion, along with the cauliflower cheese which had camembert on top - a really yummy alternative! Definitely recommend and would go again.

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5.0Dined on 20 January 2018

Great food and drinks. Service was excellent. One of the best places to eat in the county.

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5.0Dined on 19 January 2018

We had never been to this restaurant before but has been recommending it to friends ever since our recent dinner experience there. We were warmly welcomed, shown our seats and immediately offered drinks. Menus and food all arrived promptly with friendly waiter service throughout. The food was exquisite - beautifully cooked and presented and perfect in every way. I can highly recommend the terrine of pheasant & wood pigeon to start with, the duck breast and confit leg for mains (with gorgeous Dauphinoise potatoes) and the chocolate fondant for pud. As a sister pub to the Bricklayers Arms in Flaunden, these classy gastro pubs compliment each other perfectly.

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5.0Dined on 19 January 2018

We had a lovely meal at the Nags Head which was a late find for us, very attentive, great food. The cauliflower cheese with bree was phenomenal!

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4.0Dined on 17 January 2018

As a non meat or shellfish eater, I find the menu limiting. A greater choice of fish dishes would be helpful

Although the soup I had was delicious, it was only luke warm when served. Sent it back, but not sure it was any hotter. Also my guests duck was not served hot enough

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4.0Dined on 15 January 2018

The Nags Head is not the cheapest of similar pub-restaurants in the area, but it is probably one of the best for miles around. The choice and quality of the locally-sourced food reflects this, backed by competent and friendly service. Altogether it's a warm and welcoming restaurant and ideal for marking special family occasions.

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5.0Dined on 15 January 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on 14 January 2018

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

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5.0Dined on 13 January 2018

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

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3.0Dined on 12 January 2018

My husband and I decided to visit The Nags Head after admiring it for many years. The welcome from the barman on arrival was friendly and the interior was everything we expected from a charming Inn, beautiful fire and lovely low ceilings and features. However the food did not live up to the reputation of the apparently Michelin trained chef. Sloppy Ham Hock, Rock hard terrine, undercooked peas and lentil and a sauce that tastes like Heinz vegetable soup. We did complain and nothing was done and no apology was given. They then got our bill wrong by trying to overcharge us by £10 for our bottle of wine. To top it all off, when we left the two ‘chefs’ where stood at the back door in filthy chefs whites, smoking cigarettes, so we had to walk in between them through a cloud of nicotine. We will not be returning!

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5.0Dined on 12 January 2018

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

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5.0Dined on 9 January 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on 30 December 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on 17 December 2017

Excellent food and although very busy the service was faultless.

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5.0Dined 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.

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