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The Polecat Inn

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170 Wycombe Road | Prestwood, Great Missenden HP16 0HJ, England
+44 1494 862253
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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257 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had occasion to visit this pub/restaurant to celebrate a family member's birthday. We had a set meal chosen from a menu we had been sent a few weeks before. The value for money as regards the food was really extraordinary as were the portion sizes. The fresh veg sides were so tasty-cannot fault the food at all. The bar... More 

1 Thank Bea_K186223
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Polecat is a local pub which serves food, but without style, ambience, professionalism or enthusiasm. We went for lunch. When we entered the pub there was no sense of it being a restaurant, only a drab local. When we were eating friends of the bar staff dropped in for a chat, distracting further from the ambience. Luke warm pot... More 

Thank Colin C
Great Missenden, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very local to us and always reliably good. Good specials board and plenty of indoor and outdoor seating available.

Thank Brenda F
Buckingham, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Discovered this amazing vegan friendly Inn by chance, I had arranged to go to BlackGoo in berko for vegan coffee and cake only to be told when arriving there they don't have any vegan options, even tho I was told they serve vegan cake everyday the day before by the staff there !!!! . I'd driven to leighton buzzard station... More 

2 Thank taeko79
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

We have been heading to the polecat for a while now as they have a great vegan menu and all round good pub food. We went today with 6 adults and 4 kids ranging 3-7 and after being really well catered for I felt I should finally review. Sharon and co were really accommodating and made sure we were taken... More 

1 Thank Adam H
High Wycombe
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Last year I ate there, said I would never go again after a few bad meals, but decided to give it another go. Am pleased I did. We all enjoyed our food. I was happy with what I ordered, then I saw what everyone else had ordered. I need to go back and work through their menu

Thank Chiefbottlewasher
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

I'd given up on the Polecat for a while under the previous management so I was a little wary when it was decided on as the venue for our old NCT group to meet for the traditional post-new-year lunch. That's 7 or 8 families with 11 or more 3-6 year olds, so quite a gang. We had one of the... More 

2 Thank Ge0rgey
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Friends and family went for Sunday lunch and it was wonderful. Totally fresh, very large and so tasty. Would highly recommend and we will be back. Lovely atmosphere too and great service . A real find !

1 Thank Jeanette H
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent place to take 3-10yr olds as has good climbing/play frame in garden - fine if having quick starter out there as lunch. Main meals not the best I have ever had though.

Thank Diane W
Great Missenden, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Have been here 3 times now for lunch and all of them where very enjoyable, nice cosy Pub /Restaurant ,good selection on the menu ,plus daily specials.plenty of choice to suit all tastesi

1 Thank Vanessa C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$63
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Private Dining
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 170 Wycombe Road | Prestwood, Great Missenden HP16 0HJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Buckinghamshire  >  Great Missenden
  • Phone Number: +44 1494 862253
The Polecat Inn is a charming 17th Century Freehouse & Restaurant nestled in the picturesque Chiltern Hills village in Prestwood in Buckinghamshire. With hearty open fires and an offering of fine wines, traditional ales and locally sourced, market fresh food, we hope to make your acquaintance soon.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?