Nags Head in Great Missenden
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 head chef, Tomas Topolar.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
Roast Sirloin of 21 Day Aged Beef
with a red wine & onion jus
Dandelion & Burdock Sticky Toffee Pudding
Date mascarpone. Served with your choice of either: Ice cream, cream or custard
Roast Loin of English Pork
with cloudy cider jus
Picturesque; good company; good food and good conversation had.
Dinner and evening was top draw.
Excellent meal, good wine and great service. The food was all cooked to perfection. Highly recommend and will be looking to go back on our next special occasion.
It was very good, but very disappointed they had no beef left. I don’t eat fish and it reduced my choice of meal to one thing.
Lovely evening with family in the pretty outside tepee on Sunday. Very nicely styled with lights and rugs and proper polished tables. Food was excellent- delicious roast monkfish done in an imaginative way as were the duck doughnuts starters! Son declared the roast pork with excellent crackling to be the best meal he'd had in ages. Sadly they'd run out of roast beef by the 6pm so obviously a lot of others knew about the great food here too.
Well run, pretty Pub, good service. However, average food at above average prices.
We always have a great time when we dine at the Nags Head. Food was excellent, and the service was superb. Highly recommend.
Wonderful menu with delicious experimentation of dishes
The teepee has a wonderful ambience, the food was imaginative and delicious, and we were even able to bring our little dog. Excellent.
It was excellent in the tipi. Food great. If I were to criticise it would be that many mussels were not open! Overall though a great meal.
adapted well to post-pandemic. Great menu, well executed and friendly, efficient service
Great service, beautiful garden, not cheap but worth it overall.
Lovely food - roast dinner described as best of the year
Every restaurant has the odd criticism but my experience has always been great at The Nags Head. Once again the food and service were terrific!
The stone bass was delicious. The food is beautifully arranged on unusual china. Very lovely experience.
Awesome as usual but not cheap. Is it worth it compared to somewhere else that’s very good? - depends if you have an additional spare £50
We enjoyed a very pleasant meal, thanks. The menu was short and had very limited vegetarian options. It's also quite pricey and a service charge added to the bill.
It’s an amazing restaurant and we have been all over the world! The duck doughnuts are great! We are YouTubers and we recommend this restaurant to our audience 1000%
We had a really lovely meal at The Nags Head on Saturday, the ribeye steak was divine, great service and ambience, highly recommended, it's one of our most favourite places to visit, thank you Adam and the team.
Our lunch was generally enjoyable, the food being the best part of it - inventive, high quality, very tasty and well presented. One or two of the descriptions of dishes were not entirely accurate but we willingly forgave that. The only serious criticism is that we were told that one main course needed extra vegetables but this was not the case - there was more than enough on the plate.
The ambience inside the Nag's Head is pleasant but not particularly welcoming. We were trying to decide why and concluded that it is owing to the large number of black beams.... how much lighter and warmer the interior would be if they were sand-blasted! We have recently eaten in the COVID inspired 'teepee' outside and, weather permitting, we prefer that space.
Finally, the service, which was fairly attentive when we arrived, was poor towards the end of our meal when, owing to a serving staff shift change (we were told), we twice had to get up from our table and go the bar to get attention - firstly to order dessert and then coffee. Not a big deal but this shouldn't have happened.
We recommend the Nag's Head but it could do to tighten up its act.
Lovely place to forget about the outside world, beautiful fairly lights add to the ambience, service was great and very friendly. Food was very good and well spaced out so you don't feel rushed. Have been before and will book again. 👍
We had booked a table in the tipi, but found it rather noisy and exposed to the cool evening air. We asked our waitress whether there was a table inside. She checked and guided us to a free table inside which was excellent.
The service generally was excellent, as was the food.
Really enjoyed the semi-al fresco experience in the new tepee with a central log burner. Ambience very enjoyable.
The choice of ale was appreciated, and the food was served in a timely fashion and was of good quality. If there was a criticism it would be that the risotto was heavy on something which tasted somewhat like a Knorr stock cube, but that could be totally an individual tastebud thing.
One dessert was sampled and pronounced fine - caramel tart with ice cream?
Amazing food! Fabulous Cocktails! Faultless service :)
Lovely food. We went all fish, whitebait to share then mussels and haddock. Quiet when we arrived, but the atomosphere got more vibrant as more diners arrived.
Very nice location and environment. Our main course was fine but we felt a bit overpriced although concede most hospitality venues are at the moment. My dessert was a little bland. Staff reasonably attentive although there was a bit of a longer delay than we would have liked before taking our order.
Sunday roast beef lunch. Very tasty in beautiful yurt in garden. Slightly marred by noisy kids on next table but that's not the restaurants fault.
Friendly service and good beer.
Really excellent food with superb service. A special place and I highly recommend it.
Terrific & tasty. A lovely meal.
Everything was perfect: food and service were excellent. My only problem was that I don't like my food served on chopping boards and would much prefer a plate.
Excellent Sunday lunch. Good atmosphere. Beautiful day.
Slightly slow initially in taking our order but after that really excellent friendly service.
Great food and good value
Would definitely recommend
Had a lovely Anniversary lunch for my parents in the Tipi. Great setting, attentive staff and a lovely meal. Food was very good, hot and tasty. Didn’t have a long wait between courses, would recommend this for a special occasion.
The lamb rump and belly was so incredible that it overshadowed an absolutely delicious steak!!! Please keep them both on the menu! Awesome flavour combinations - clearly some serious thought goes into the menu here. Really appreciated.
The food is OK pub level. The descriptions on the menu, however are a poor guide to the actual presentation on the plate. We had the fish main course, hake, which was well cooked but the menu did not mention that it was served with rice so we ordered a portion of frites. Other items like cauliflower and black garlic were hard to identify.
Overall reasonable but certainly not fine dining, hopefully, yet.
We have been going her for years and always had a great meal - but it has all changed - the new menu is not at all appealing and overpriced - what a shame . We found it difficult to choose a main - so ended up having a very overpriced chartcuterie board for £19 - which was uninspiring and then a desert which was strange !- Please bring back the old kitchen team :)
This is a great place for a leisurely lunch. The outdoor yurt is fab, the food innovative and great quality. Well Done Nags Head team!
I like the Nag’s always have because food is good, well cooked and well presented. The time between courses is not good. The reason is evident. The tent and it’s distance from the kitchen,
And probably the priority it is given over the inside dining room.
The food at the Nags Head was at the top end of pub food - in fact I would not put it in that category. The offerings were adventurous and novel eg the granulated cauliflower with the hake and the expresso cake dessert. Shame about the woody (baby) leek though - more attention needed when preparing- and the streaky bacon in the full English breakfast, a trade description in my book !
Lovely place, not the cheapest but to food is lovely so would keep for a special occasion and not a weekly visitor personally
We went for the roast beef and were very disappointed. The beef was so rare it was undercooked and chewy and we like our beef rare.
The potatoes were the worst I’ve had in a long time they were par boiled and maybe in the oven for 10 minutes. They were not roasted or crispy, they were soft and not a nice flavour at all. I think there was some sort of herb that really did not complement the potato. Veg portions much smaller than pre lockdown. Sadly overall disappointing