The Michaels family
are proud to welcome you
to their AA 4 Star Hotel & Restaurant, in the quaint village of Great Missenden.
01494 862200


Childrens author Roald Dahl frequented the Nags Head as his local. You can see the Nags Head animated in Wes Anderson's film "Fantastic, Mr Fox", who recently visited us on its launch with voice overs by George Clooney, Bill Murray & Meryl Streep.
Exclusive Magazine, May 2013

"The star of the show!"
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Sun Newspaper Saturday 1 December 2012
The Sun Newspaper, Sat 1st December 2012

"It's worth it for the food alone!"
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Sun Newspaper Saturday 1 December 2012
BBC Countryfile, November 2012

"Top 55 cosiest pubs"
Sun Newspaper Saturday 1 December 2012
Claude Paillet on Planet Food - The Travel Channel March 2012
Our executive chef Claude Paillet demonstrates how to cook the quintessential English roast beef. Produced for Planet Food, broadcasted on The Travel Channel, Discovery Channel and among many other TV networks around the world.
Exclusive Magazine December 2011
"It is easy to see why this 15th century country inn and rstaurant is so popular"
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Exclusive Magazine December 2012
HC Magazine September/October 2011
"We both enjoyed our food enormously and the portions were plentiful"
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HC Magazine Winter 2011
Riverside Journals March/April 2011
"Local publican set to shine at food industry's Oscars"
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HC Magazine Winter 2011
The Publican 14/03/2011
Finalist - Food Pub of Year 2011
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HC Magazine Winter 2011
The Publican 21/03/2011
Finalist - Accommodation Pub of Year 2011
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HC Magazine Winter 2011
Home Counties Magazine Winter 2010/11
"Nestles on the outskirts of the chocolate-box village of Great Missenden where Roald Dahl lived and worked"
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HC Magazine Winter 2011
Elite Magazine October 2010
"Scrumdiddlyumptious, might be a word Roald Dahl could well have used to describe the delights on the menu at The Nags Head"
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Elite Magazine October 2010
Riverside Journals November 2009
"Local pub wows Michelin judges and Hollywood bigwigs."
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Bucks Examiner November 2009
"Its not every landlord who sees an A-list Hollywood star pull up a bar stool in his Bucks pub - but that's exactly what happened to Adam Michaels…Ghostbusters funnyman Bill Murray."
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Chorleywood Life November 2009
"The Nags Head was one of the venues in Great MIssenden last month to host a gala lunch for the Uk and World media for the release of "Fantastic Mr Fox", which stars the voices of George Clooney, Bill Murray & Meryl Streep." Click to read more...
Chic Chat October 2009
"Clearly passionate about his wine list and has managed to source some exciting bottles including some limited Ernie Els (yes, the golfer) and Mollydooker wines and some Cloudy Bay numbers." Click to read more...
Hertfordshire Life June 2009
"…awarded an AA Rosette and chosen as 'The AA Pick of the Pubs' for Buckionghamshire in recently published AA Pub Guide 2009 along with a recommendation in the Michelin Guide's Eating out in pubs 2009." Click to read more...
Optima March 2009
"My wife's liver was succulent and cooked pink - again, a really generous portion- and was difficult to fault….For me, this wasn't a good fillet of beef. It was exquisite and cooked to perfection." Click to read more...
Chorleywood Life March 2009
"The Nags Head and Bricklayers Arms in the finals of pub oscars... has earned a reputation as one of the area's best dining destinations." Click to read more...
Buckinghamshire Life June 2008
" know you are somewhere special when your are in Buckinghamshire..." Click to read more...
Limited Edition May 2008
"Executive head chef Claude Paillet, who has been named the top pub chef in the country by Publican Magazine twice in the past three years for his work at the Bricklayers Arms, will take charge of the Nags Head kitchens..." Click to read more...
The Nags Head is also featured in...
Michelin Guide & Michelin 'eating out in pubs' Guide
AA Pick of the Pubs, Buckinghamshire
Alistar Sawdays 'special places' Pubs & Inns of England & Wales
The Nags Head • London Road • Great Missenden • Buckinghamshire • HP16 0DG • Tel: 01494 862200 •