Country Pub in the Chilterns

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The Nags Head is a quintessential old country pub and hotel in the Chilterns dating back to 15th century. Beautifully set amongst the rolling Chiltern hills, the Nags Head offers beautifully cooked food from our award winning chef, Howard Gale. The wines, bar and gin menu are exemplary for a countryside inn, exciting the most discerning of palates. Most of our ales and beers are from local award winning micro-breweries.

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Monday – Friday: 12-2.30pm, 6.00-8.30pm
Saturday:12-2.30pm, 5.00-9pm
Sunday: 12-6pm

  • We visited for a Sunday roast on father's day. Service was very warm and welcoming. There was a good menu and food was good quality and of good size. A tent is set up in the rear garden which looked like a great place for an evening drink. With local ales on tap to it's a great country pub feel with authentic feel.

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    James Hymers

    I don't often write Google reviews, but in this case I had to. Myself and my friends were flying for the day and came across the Nags Head as a perfect location to eat in and land by. Having discussed our plans via a call, the landlord was extremely accommodating and gave us the all clear to land nearby.

    Due to delays our end, we landed at 3:30pm, which was an hour after the kitchen closed for lunch. To our pleasant surprise, the chef and landlord were waiting for us and said that they had kept the kitchen open just for us, which was incredibly kind.

    We are all very grateful for this, because had the kitchen been closed when we arrived... we would have missed out on the incredible lunch which we had. I have to admit, this is probably one of the best pub lunches I have enjoyed - I personally went for the chicken & Caesar salad and it was amazing.

    Overall, I couldn't recommend the service, food and ambiance more highly and would thoroughly recommend this brilliant place to anyone looking for a great experience and meal.

    Thank you very much again, we will be back again!

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    James Henry
  • Beautiful old country inn. So stairs, no lift and some low ceilings! Best scrambled egg I've ever had for breakfast. Dinner menu a little disappointing for this fussy vegetarian who doesn't like Goats Cheese and fennel. More choices would help that as I don't doubt this chef would make it memorable. Quite pricey but things seem to be going that way right now. Excellent selection of ales and other drinks. Friendly, helpful staff.

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    Jumping Joint

    .Very nice quality food. Lovely waitress, not asked if we needed anything during the meal, had to ask for condiments. We were asked if our meal was OK. Very chilly, was given a small heater which was nice but spoken to quite curtly by the boss so I felt like a nuisance, was told don't you know how much heating is now? Taken back by that response.

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    Lesley Manning


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