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The Nags Head, Great Missenden

Muddy says: Once Roald Dahl’s local, this cosy pub also has a large garden in which to enjoy its award winning food.

The Nags Head dating back to 15th century lies in the valley of the River Misbourne beneath the central ridge of the Chiltern Hills. It’s surrounded by Buckinghamshire’s stunning countryside with broad green slopes set off by Beech woods and grazing cattle.

Situated a few miles south east of Chequers, the country home of Britain’s Prime Ministers’ since 1917. Many of our famous statesmen and writers have sat in the inglenook fireplace, which forms a centerpiece of the charming old pub. What’s more, Great Missenden is walking distance and has its own railway station only 40 minutes from central London.

Once Roald Dahl’s local, the Nags Head was featured in the recent animated ‘Fantastic, Mr Fox’ film based in Great Missenden.

Now an award-winning AA Rosette restaurant, regional winners of Publican & Morning Advertiser magazine’s ‘Food Pub of the Year’ and ‘Accommodation of the Year’. BBC’s Countryfile magazine named it to be one of the ‘top 55 cosiest pubs’. With beautifully furnished bedrooms all with private ensuite facilities, it has also been awarded Silver 4 star status by the AA.

Chef Claude Paillet uses local and organic produce where possible including Kingshill farmed beef and game from Denner Hill.

In the summertime, enjoy their award winning food al fresco in the beautiful large garden.

 

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