Nags Head Inn & Restaurant

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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”.

Special Offers

2 courses £22 & 3 courses £27

or 3 courses £27 from the midweek week fixed price menu. Please note the menu changes weekly as this restaurant uses fresh local produce. Bring along that special bottle of wine or as many bottles as you desire and treat yourself to lunch or dinner with no corkage fee.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 17 September 2019

Ends: 31 October 2019

Availability: Mon 18:30-21:30
Tue-Thu 12:00-14:30 18:30-21:30

Monday BYOB & 2 courses £22

...or 3 courses £27 from the midweek week fixed price menu. Please note the menu changes weekly as this restaurant uses fresh local produce. Bring along that special bottle of wine or as many bottles as you desire and treat yourself to lunch or dinner with no corkage fee.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 17 September 2019

Ends: 31 October 2019

Availability: Mon 12:00-14:30 18:30-21:30

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PJ
Oxford
74 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

RK
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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

TZ
Buckinghamshire
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

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 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
76 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

VD
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

LE
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

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.

OT
London
9 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely food, service and atmosphere. I just would’ve liked a more tucked-away table. Otherwise, superb!

J
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent venue, especially for a summer evening. Beautiful gardens. Service was very friendly and the food delicious. Definitely recommended but make sure you book

JH
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been to the Nag's Head before, and always enjoy the food and service. This time we went on a Monday evening, and was our best visit ever. The midweek set menu, £22 for 2 courses, is excellent value, and the icing on the cake is bring your own bottle on Monday evening. The service as always was fantastic. Highly recommended, especially Monday!

AH
London
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We have often wanted to go to this restaurant and thought we would go for lunch recently. The food was good but nothing amazingly special but I did think for a lunch it was very over priced. I think there should be a separate lighter lunch menu not just the full restaurant menu. There was 4 of us, no wine, only 2 starters, no coffees and the bill still came to over £100 which I thought was a bit steep for lunch. A second beer didn't even materialise until we were getting the bill. I also thought it was a bit cramped but maybe that was just the area we were sitting in. Don't think I'd rush back to be honest

BR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, excellent staff and a real feel of individuality

B
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Every visit is as good as the last and we are always recommending it to friends

P
London
8 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely meal . Great service . Good for special occasions

L
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, friendly and attentive waiting staff; a large, dog and child friendly garden. Food was quickly delivered after our order.

PC
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service as always. Busy in Garden, but quite inside due to the weather.

S
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal, my sister and I treated our Dad who has visited on a number of occasions and always enjoys his visit. It was busy as it was a sunny day so we did have to wait a little longer for our food but it wasn’t too much of a problem.
Highly recommended.

KG
London
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely, varied menu to suit all. The duck was recommended by a diner at the next table and proved to be wonderful.

KH
London
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very good lobster. Salad and chips. Prosecco a nice touch. Service great.

KP
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Overpriced, food not good at all. Dry and tasteless. Wouldn't go back

SG
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and divine food. Doesn’t matter if you are having a small or large gathering, you will always feel spoiled.

KP
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We came on father’s day to celebrate my husbands first.
On arrival there was an issue with our seating as we’d been put in a very tight area and had a newborn baby in a pushchair which I had advised of on my booking but this was resolved swiftly and we were offered complimentary glasses of champagne. The service and food was outstanding and we will definitely be returning.

LK
London
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely Country pub, really good wine list selection and good food.

B
London
8 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

1st Time I had been with family. Fantastic selection of beers and Gins. Food quality and choice was excellent. Service very good. I wish you were nearer!!! Hope to have opportunity/excuse to join you again.

ST
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very pleasant lunch. Choice of set menu or a la carte. Chose a starter and had a delicious pudding and coffee.

PB
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Rather chilly in the restaurant but was very nice meal

g
London
34 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely pub/restaurant with good ambience and clearly a cut above the average. We opted to sit in the lovely garden - more about that in a moment. The welcome was fine. When we said we wanted to sit outside the manager said sure but we would need to come to the bar to order. Seemed odd as I believe the restaurant inside was table service. Anyhow no biggie and we did that. Starters came quickly - a trio of smoked fish with a wonderful bread basket. Fish was good although a smallish serving. Then nothing happened for well over a half hour. I went back in to order a another drink and asked when our finished starter plates would be taken away. That clearly reminded them that they’d forgotten about us. Anyhow someone came to clear the plates and our main course arrived around 20 minutes later. So near on an hour from completion of starter till receiving main. Anyhow the mains, half a chicken and roast sirloin, were both lovely and portions generous. And the service other than the delay was courteous. We asked for a variation on my sauces potato accompaniment and this was perfectly dealt with. A little pricey but probably not unreasonable.
So most likely just an oversight as we were sitting outside and I would certainly recommend.

OT
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, great atmosphere & fantastic service!

PC
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stayed overnight and also booked dinner. Cannot fault this place. Room tastefully decorated and spotlessly clean, quality mattress, slept well. Food and drink excellent quality, service friendly and fast. Overall delighted with the experience and happy to recommend to others.

C
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely birthday lunch out for a friend. The scallops were amazing.

m
London
7 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We have been visiting for the last few years and eating Sunday lunch at the Nags ahead. We are a family of young and old and every time we have been blown away. This time we arranged to meet family there which was over a 2 hour drive-and I am sad to say I felt like the food was not as good as usual and for the money that was very disappointing! Table service wasn’t great either (which was unusual) three waiting staff came to take drinks orders and we started to get frustrated with the repetition! Anyway it’s a lovely place and I hope this is a one off blip.

S
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

This was my second visit, the first was a Saturday evening and I would have given 4 - 5 stars overall but this time, Sunday lunch, was very different. The service was slow and the maitre d’ was brusque and disinterested. I had chosen to take my sister for lunch after bestowing great praise on the Nags Head and felt pretty embarrassed.

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