Nags Head Inn & Restaurant

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£26 to £40
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English
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”.
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BJ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

very pleasant meal in this restaurant which I visit fairly regularly.
the only downside is lack of elbow room, but in a very old building that is very difficult to solve

W
Buckinghamshire
9 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The service was pleasant but slow. There seemed to be a lack of staff. I had the guinea fowl. The meat was good but the skin fatty and inedible. It was overpriced at £18.95. My husband and son had fish and chips, but no longer a choice of thick cut chips. Skinny chips OK with burgers. Not so with fish and chips. However on the plus side the goose terrine was very good. Somehow Nags Head not as good as it used to be.

MI
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

An excellent meal which we all enjoyed and will return many more times. Staff were excellent and always willing to please.
Overall simply a very pleasant place to have meal at any time of the year

JW
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You have a great team of people there. Wonderful espresso martinis and excellent food. Lovely welcome and excellent service, thank you.

AC
London
6 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Every time I revisit The Nag's, the service, food and friendly atmosphere just gets better. It doesn't get any cheaper but this restaurant sets the bar very high for others to meet. Well done everybody there and thanks again for such a brilliant time.

BW
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We had a thoroughly enjoyable experience on Sunday, with conversation considerably easier after a rather noisy family party departed! But that is what contributes to a convivial atmosphere!! Will book again.

KN
London
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food in comfortable surroundings . Excellent service with friendly staff. Would highly recommend

JD
Buckinghamshire
3 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Have been here a few times in the past, usually for Sunday Lunch. Always enjoyable and relaxing. The Sunday roasts are good, I can't really comment on anything else. The starters also. Service was a little slow but the staff were professional and courteous and, it being Sunday, nobody seemed too bothered with the wait. Serving draught Guinness would get them an extra point in my book!

PC
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

An interesting and original selection of dishes which were all beautifully presented.
The mid week menu was good value and of sufficient variety to suit all in our group
How very nice not to have music in the background!
The serving staff were friendly, helpful and allowed our group a leisurely meal.
We will return.

OT
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A lovely restaurant in a pretty setting. Cosy and warm . Very polite and helpful staff. Excellent menu to cater for all .

GB
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice evening with relatives from Hants staying with our family for the weekend we enjoyed the ambience, food and service our waitress was charming and very good at her job
Will definitely return soon

DB
East Sussex
10 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good menu choices and tasty well presented food. Would recommend.

C
London
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We found the service and attention first class and the food was excellent.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always.

OT
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Nag’s Head was lovely and we enjoyed great service and wonderful food on a Sunday afternoon.

JC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Sunday lunch - delicious Roast Beef Sirloin with all the trimmings followed by a mouth watering Sticky Toffee Pudding. Excellent staff too. We'll be back soon with friends and family!

OT
London
86 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is so good and the atmosphere is lovely. Daytime service is less efficient than the evening team but it is still a great place to go. The food is simply delicious.

ST
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. Good choice of food. Wine is a bit pricey.

NJ
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, if a little on the pricey side for a pub / restaurant but delicious in all respects.

OT
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent lunch.

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GP
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always an excellent spot for a business lunch! My colleague and I both opted for the fish and chips, which was excellent!

CR
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food . Excellent service

TB
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good on our first visit for a while.Excellent for our visitor who was over from Canada.
Would not hesitate in coming back again in the near future.

BN
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely gourmet country pub, craft beer, great rooms and an easy commute from London

BN
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Room was very comfortable and the restaurant had great food garden bar lovely

PJ
Oxford
74 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating here as we were travelling en route to elsewhere and stopped here for an impromptu Sunday lunch. Delicious food and great service will definitely return.

B
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food in a pleasant atmosphere. A refine village pub experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well above average pub food at a good price point. Attentive staff. Attractive and well maintained old
Pub. Recommended

RK
Berkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Always great to bring family! Service app too notch and good great. Perfect Sunday lunch.

TZ
Buckinghamshire
24 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

I'm torn here because I like the Nags Head. The "however" is the service - again. Busy sunny Sunday lunchtime and (apparently) only 2 or 3 people on service. Although we sat outside so maybe the headcount is inaccurate. Anyway ordered a mains each and waited quite a long time before the waitress brought us free bread and butter because there was still a wait to endure. Meal arrived but brought 2 orders of chicken with pea veloute when only 1 requested ie 4 meals for a table of 3. Promised it would be taken off the bill but the bill payer reported this had to be prompted.
Food presentation is always great.

They are VERY dog friendly!

M
London
5 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Not up to the usual standard as the food arrived cold and the cut of pork was tough and fatty. However they were very accommodating to our children. Usually would be 4 or 5 stars

PM
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Poor service with our order not being processed when we ordered so 45 mins before the first course arrived, and the meal not up to the Nags Heads usual standard
Starter was fine

N
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided on the Nags head for a birthday celebratory dinner and are so glad we did. The whole experience was amazing from the lady that seated us to the waitress that served our table. They were friendly as well as attentive. The food was beautifully presented and tasted amazing.

We will definitely be going back.

P
London
7 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We have been to here quite a few times and have never been disappointed. Menu choice, friendly and efficient staff in lovely surroundings make it one of the best local eating venues. In particular, Helen has served us a number of times and she is a very good ambassador for the business. Pleasant, efficient and knowledgeable and always smiling.

CK
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to The Nags Head and we will be going back for sure. We were greeted warmly by the friendly staff and shown to our table. The menu was good and it was difficult to make a choice, however the lemon sole was delicious and the eton mess didn't disappoint either. We were dining with friends and everyone was very happy with their meals. Can't wait for our next visit.

F
London
78 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Have been many times to Nags Head. Food was excellent.
Very friendly service.
First visit for our friends from London.
As it was a lovely evening had dinner in garden. How wonderful.
Can highly recommend as well as sister restaurant Bricklayers Arms in Flaunden

A
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a Sunday Lunch and enjoyed it. The portions were not too big, which would have been off putting on such a hot day. Puddings also were good with an excellent choice.

OT
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We sat outside and the staff went the extra mile to provide what we wanted.

VD
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and fab service. The raspberry gin was good too!!

LE
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I always like coming here. Food is reliable, and good ambience. Didn't give 5 stars, as service not quite up to standard. Forgot to bring bill. The manager was, in my view, not well dressed, and spent too much time chatting to friends. I did not get a word. Pea and mint soup was really good. Difficult to say food outstanding, they are not a Michelin restaurant, but it is very good.