The Nags Head Inn

Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire
Inn


Dark beams and inglenook blend with modern oak. Attentive staff, great food, broad range of booze, good bedrooms... walkers love it here

Bedroom

5 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

The
Experience

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 under bright red pantiles, framed by the rolling hills of the Chilterns. At the back is a vast garden with plenty of trees under which to dream and picnic tables with umbrellas. Inside, a classic refurbishment from owner Alvin Michaels of the award-winning Bricklayers Arms, with 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. The food is faultless: try pan fried wood pigeon breast with black pudding and a dry sherry jus, or slow cooked pork hock on a bed of sweet & sour cabbage. Drinks cover every aspect of the grape and globe, including London Pride, and young staff are attentive. Bedrooms above are equally good, their creams and whites complementing ancient timbers. There are ironing boards, toiletries and full-length mirrors, and the bed linen is gorgeous.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Closed
Christmas Day.
Meals
Lunch & dinner from £10.95. Sunday lunch, 3 courses, £23.95.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £90
2 Twins
From £90
3 Doubles
From £90

Reviews

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.

Brian

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Alvin Michaels

  • Being in centre of where Roald Dahl lived, you can visit Gypsy House where he wrote many of his famous world renowned childrens books. There is also the Roald Museum only a 10 minute walk away.
  • The Nags Head is situated amongst the beautiful Chiltern Hills. Take a stroll anywhere nearby and you'll see why it's one of the most important conservation areas in country.
  • An ideal place to stay for nearby clay-pigeon or game shooting.
  • National Trust sites within driving distance, not to mention Windsor Castle. Close-by are also; Hughenden Manor, Cliveden House, Waddesdon Manor.
  • A plethora of Micro Breweries, the most local being Malt the brewery in Prestwood.
  • Bekonscot Model Village - one for the family for that everyone can enjoy