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The Nags Head Inn - Pub in Buckinghamshire

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London Road Little Kingshill, Great Missenden, HP16 0DG, Buckinghamshire
England, United Kingdom

Alvin Michaels
+44 (0)1494 862200(landline)

Dark beams and inglenook blend with modern oak. Attentive staff, great food (smoked fish, pheasant), a broad range of ales and a garden too

Read guest comments

This was Roald Dahl's local – it features in Fantastic Mr Fox – half a mile out of Great Missenden. It's a beautiful old building built of red brick and flint, framed by the rolling hills of the Chilterns. At the back is a vast garden with plenty of trees and picnic tables with umbrellas. Inside: a classic refurbishment and food to match: the beloved 15th-century boozer has become a great dining pub. Now low dark beams and big inglenook blend with modern oak and lemon hues, there are salt and pepper mills on shining tables and boxed shelves guarding armagnacs. Ales change weekly, sourced from Tring, Marlow, Vale, even Cornwall. Our meal was tasty: various smoked fish with lemon coriander butter, and a trio of pheasant in a red wine and shallot sauce. Drinks cover every aspect of the grape and globe, served by young attentive staff.

Children welcome
Children of all ages welcome in some public rooms (highchairs not necessarily available).
Wireless internet access available in the bar.
Wine list
Pub serves eight or more wines by the glass.

Guest feedback
"Always nice to stay in a place with history, you can feel it all around - especially in your head through the low beams :-) worth it though. Room had everything we wanted. Food was excellent, although dairy free options very limited - chef had to cook specially but shows how much butter is in food to make it taste good. Welcoming staff despite being busy on a Friday. Worth booking for dinner."


September 2015

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Lunch & dinner from £10.95. Sunday lunch, 3 courses, £23.95.


Open all day.


London Road Little Kingshill, Great Missenden, HP16 0DG, Buckinghamshire


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