Nags Head Inn & Restaurant

4.4
470 reviews
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  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Sunday 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”.
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P
London
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely meal . Great service . Good for special occasions

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

Rather chilly in the restaurant but was very nice meal

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g
London
33 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.

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

Excellent food, great atmosphere & fantastic service!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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GS
Buckinghamshire
4 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food and good wine list.
Enjoyed several meals at the Nags Head consistently deliver quality

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SS
London
10 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

As gastro pubs go in Bucks, the Nag's Head is at the top of the list. A good menu with well-presented plates. Friendly and excellent service. Highly recommended.

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s
London
9 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

An extremely pleasant experience: food ranged from pretty good to very good, service was friendly and relaxed but efficient. The salmon and sea trout tartare was particularly good, as was the blueberry tart. The roasts were as you would expect but at the upper end.

One small criticism was that, had we wanted to eat lunch outside in the sun, the number of tables with proper seats is limited and they were occupied by two parties of six or eight and we would have to have shared and uncomfortable picnic table.

However, I have no hesitation in recommending this restaurant.

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TM
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The meal was very good and the service was also very efficient, knowledgable and friendly. We will certainly go back again.

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N
Berkshire
7 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stunning food as always. Wish we had shared a main though as portion sizes and generous and rich!
Lovely team and great suggestion on the wine from the manager. Thank you for a brilliant evening.

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d
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Courteous and efficient service. Food excellent, and good value.

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VP
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went for Sunday Lunch with a friend and had a lovely meal. I certainly recommend the Nag's Head

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DW
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was absolutely fabulous (not cheap, but worth every penny). Staff were lovely, especially as there was a bit of disorganisation with getting earlier diners to vacate tables, with a wait of over 30 mins for our table - but they were very apologetic and service during the meal was excellent. Saving up to go back soon!

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S
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely food but limited vegetarian/vegan choice.
Service was good but slow.
Overall a nice relaxing experience with great food.

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T
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

The Food was great we shared a Chateaubriand steak which was fabulous generous portions chips and salad. The wine we had was very good too. Very good value good service. Just lacked atmosphere but it was early in the evening

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SH
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good Sunday roast in characterful, pleasant surroundings. Waiting staff very pleasant, providing excellent service.

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CS
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Really nice food. Good service, but struggled a bit when it got very busy.

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BH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

An excellent Sunday lunch with extremely tasty roasts and delicious puddings. As return visitors, we appreciate the half-portions for children, and the relaxed service.

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SR
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely food, served hot and great staff. Definitely will be going back

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AB
London
5 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Peter, Helen and the whole team as ever provided a premier class experience. Thank you all so much! Will see you soon.

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PR
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent choice, really great idea of evening set menu with 2 choices and the food was outstanding... really a nice experience will definitely go back

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K
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

fantastic food and staff were helpful and attentive. Atmosphere is great and will certainly go back.

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AR
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Difficult to fault. Had the Sunday lunch roast beef; food and service was great and a really nice ambience. Place full of families including associated kids and dogs - loved it and will be back.

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DW
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food but a little pricey. 2 courses one bottle of wine and coffee for 4 £58 per head. Tables feel a little cosy and could do with a little more space.

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DK
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Very nice food although the wine with the Chateaubriand offer was disappointing

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OT
Buckinghamshire
5 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Fantastic food and overall good service. A little bit slow at times but I prefer that to being rushed

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