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The Nags Head
Certificate of Excellence
London, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Valentines night”
Reviewed March 11, 2012

We went to the Nags Head for Valentines night, having already eaten at the Bricklayers Arms and loved the food, we decided to do an overnight stay at the Nags Head. The food was just as fabulous, hot well cooked and beautifully flavoured. I had the vegetarian option and my partner had pork.
The bedroom was spotlessly clean, quaint with gorgeous wooden beams across the ceiling and the view from the room was magnificent of the rolling countryside. The staff at both venues in our opinion are always helpful, informative and very friendly. Would recommend the Bricklayers Arms and The nags head.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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Reviewed February 19, 2012

Very attentive and friendly staff, clean well heated rooms, fast filling bath and great shower. Food was a tad over-rated. Better than most pub fare though not quite the gourmet choice talked about, but def. worth eating here if you are staying two nights.

Stayed two nights, and the only real downsides were the terrible noise from the bar/restaurant and the pillows that kept slipping down the back of the bed. Quilts and pillows require extra covers as they poke out.

Fire safety is a concern as the floors are so thin that food smells from the kitchen actually permeate into the bathroom. I'd like to see some fire (and sound) proofing in the floors.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed November 1, 2011

A quirky and contemporarily decorated Inn with a nice feel about it and some nice artwork around the place. Staff were very friendly and accommodating. Bathroom small and unventilated although quite nicely fitted out; bedroom, although again nicely decorated was a bit small and dark - plenty of lights though. The main downside was the noise from the restaurant carrying up to our room in - room 3 - during the evening (in the bathroom you could hear every word!) and then from around 4 am there was a pump or boiler firing up with intermittant breaks of a minute or two but distinctly heard through single glazed windows.

This Inn would suit young-ish or old and is clearly aimed at the food side which we found to be quite nice. Breakfast passed the "sausage" test but juice and toast were not plentiful although what we had was lovely.

Not suitable for anyone with a disability as the staircases are narrow and steep and I would prefer more of a pub with food feel with flagstone floors etc rather than the carpet and a restaurant with a small bar - but that's purely my taste.

Would recommend as a nice place to stay and wouldn't mind if I stayed there again.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Warwick, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 13, 2011

The restaurant was good and the staff excellent. However, the bar area is only for waiting until a table in the restaurant is free. Food was good, but no snacks available so only suitable for a sit down meal.
Room was tiny and no.4 is over the generator which is on all night, so really very poor indeed.
You pay top price for a poor experience. The wine list is also very expensive and not matched very well for current tastes.

Room Tip: Ask for the largest room not overlooking the generator
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
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Amersham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 21, 2011

This restaurant is what all restaurants should be like. From starter to main the food was excellent and perfectly presented. The staff were all very welcoming on arrival, attentive all night yet without being intrusive. They offered us to choose our own table - nice touch. Extensive wine list, we had a fantastic special of the month Malbec. We dine out regularly (weekly) and this is by far our favourite restaurant in the area.
We didn't realise it was also a B&B but after having a chat with the waiter he showed us an available bedroom for future. We can't wait to stay as the rooms look gorgeous. You must mind your head with all the low beams in the corridor, but thats part of the charm!!!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Halifax, Canada
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Reviewed September 12, 2011

I know that in the south of England we are supposed to get used to paying a lot for very little, but there comes a point when enough is enough. Although ostensibly situated on a back road in a rural area, traffic noise is very loud, even late at night and very early in the morning. Rooms are not small, they are minuscule: hardly enough space to swing the proverbial cat. In our twin only about three feet separated the beds. The bathroom was built for very tiny people.In the shower it was hardly possible to turn around. The dining room is nicely appointed, but here--as almost everywhere these days--the cooking is of the pickled pink ginger/shaved walnut/geranium petal/drizzleed reduction of stewed beaver/ stacked wafers of bat's foam, etc etc. Prices for both rooms and restaurant are high. Since satisfaction is but moderate, value is poor. Not a lot to commend this place.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Bournemouth
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Reviewed July 29, 2011

We stayed here while travelling around. We had a double room which was well furnished but very small for £95 a night. A comfortable bed but there was an overhead light in the room which was so low that I hit my head on it (I am only 6ft tall). The en-suite bathroom (shower only) was again very smartly appointed but tiny with the toliet squeezed into an alcove. Fortunately neither of us are very large or it would have presented a problem! It is basically a restaurant with rooms. The bar was very nice and we entertained some friends who live nearby for dinner. A good selection of beers and wine by the glass. The bar staff were happy to let me try the different bitters before choosing which was nice and the staff were all very pleasant. The food was excellent and the usual Gastropub prices. My only issue was that for a half full restaurant on a Monday night the service was very slow. We waited about 50 minutes for our main course. Also we had to choose what we wanted for breakfast the night before and say what time we would be appearing which was unusual especially as it actually didn't seem to make any difference. We still waited about 20 minutes or so for the cooked breakfast to appear so didn't really see why we couldn't have just chosen when we sat down at whatever time we got up. Again it was good quality.
Overall, it was a comfortable stay with friendly staff and nice food but at the prices they are charging meant that I wouldn't say that it was particularly good value. Would I stay there again? Maybe.

Room Tip: Ask for a large room - I think ours was 5 which was very small.
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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Nags Head
Address: London Road, Great Missenden HP16 0DG, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Buckinghamshire > Great Missenden
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Great Missenden
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Nags Head 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
AA 4 Star Inn with an AA Rosette for Culinary Excellence with recommendations from the Michelin and Hardens Guide.A 15th Century Ivy clad Coaching Inn, beautifully refurbished with Bar, inglenook fireplace, restaurant and bedrooms all with ensuites. Located in the glorious chilterns on the edge of the river Missbourne and close to the historical village of Great Missenden housing the Roald Dahl Museum and the 12th century, Missenden Abbey. ... more   less 
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