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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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94% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Birthdays (26)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
Good for a Date (23)
Local Ingredients (21)
Comfort Food (20)
Notable Wine List (19)
Great Beer (18)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Authentic (17)
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food5
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service4
value5

 
·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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food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (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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food5
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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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food5
ambience4
service4
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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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food5
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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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food5
ambience4
service3
value4

 
 (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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food5
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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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food5
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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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service5
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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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food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (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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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 24 September 2017

Great food and location with service to match.

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food5
ambience4
service3
value5

 
·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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food5
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value5

 
·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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food5
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (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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food5
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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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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (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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food5
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service5
value4

 
·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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food5
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service5
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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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food5
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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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food5
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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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food5
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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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food5
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service5
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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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food5
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 (Buckinghamshire)·Dined on 14 July 2017

Perfect as always! Been there several times now for dinner and Sunday roasts - never disappoints!

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Cozy
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food5
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service4
value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 5 July 2017

I think we've visited 3 times in the last 3 weeks! First time we stayed B & B..........tiny room but nicely done with great dinner and breakfast, we were moving into the area and handy to stay local.

Second time with family who were visiting from the US and used to great food and they were not disppointed with our choice of pub. We all really enjoyed the food again.

Third time with our daughter and her partner, sat outside on a very balmy evening and had a fantastic meal.............very friendly manager and lovely location.

Each time we had the cauliflower in bechamel sauce with.........camembert cheese melted on top - ooh, I'd be happy just to have that as a meal - sensational!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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food5
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service4
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 (Buckinghamshire)·Dined on 4 June 2017

Lovely meal as usual - you guys never disappoint!

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 (Buckinghamshire)·Dined on 3 June 2017

Fabulous food couldn't fault our choices - large portions too ! We will certainly come back again

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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 (Hertfordshire)·Dined on 2 June 2017

Love this restaurant, the food is consistently good. Imaginative fine dining with a great menu friendly staff make this eating experience perfect. Coming from Jersey we are spoilt when it comes to good food, The Nags Head is as good as any of the top restaurants there. A hidden gem, with a cosy and relaxed ambience. Missed our favourite manager Adam, but his instructions for a special favourite of ours was delivered to the chef.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch
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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 26 May 2017

Fabulous food in lovely surroundings. Service was relaxed and attentive. Good selection of wine to accompany .

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Quick Bite, Great Beer, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch
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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 18 May 2017

Delicious meal. Excellent beef. Fine service.

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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 17 May 2017

We had a fantastic meal, really delicious! We will definitely return.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 17 May 2017

Thoroughly enjoyable meal. Highly recommended

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 (Buckinghamshire)·Dined on 26 April 2017

The Amazing Staff who make this place special along with the great quality and tasty food, makes this place a special find!

Tags: Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Afternoon Coffee, Fun, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options
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food5
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service4
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 (London)·Dined on 26 March 2017

Went to Nags Head for Mother's Day lunch . The food was absolutely delicious as always . We love this place , and are always happy to return .

Tags: Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (Buckinghamshire)·Dined on 25 March 2017

This was my first visit and I was not disappointed. The food was amazing, the service was efficient, hospitable and attentive. It was well worth the drive to visit this cosy establishment for my mother's birthday! Thank you to the team for a great evening!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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service5
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 (Surrey)·Dined on 17 March 2017

THE MEET AND GREET WAS EXCEPTIONALLY WARM AND WELCOMING. SERVICE WAS VERY ATTENTIVE WITHOUT BEING INTRUSIVE AND WE WERE GIVEN PLENTY OF TIME TO RELAX AND ENJOY THE SURROUNDING AMBIENCE AND THE OUTSTANDING FOOD.THE CHEF IS TO COMPLIMENTED ON THE EXCELLENCE OF THE PRODUCE AND HIS IMAGINATIVE USE OF INGREDIENTS. THERE WAS NO SINGLE ITEM WITHIN THE DISHES WE CHOSE THAT HAD NOT BEEN PERFECTLY COOKED AND PRESENTED. DEFINITELY COME AGAIN.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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food5
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value4

 
 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 4 March 2017

The T-bone steak was amazing!

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 (London)·Dined on 28 February 2017

Took advantage of the T-Bone steak offer and had an excellent meal with friendly and efficient service.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive
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