Booked at this 15th Century Inn as we were attending a show at High Wycombe. The hotel is well situated opposite a river and has a nice garden to enjoy in warm weather.
Were greeted warmly but dissappointed that food was not served until 6.30 which was too late for us. This was not the only inflexibility shown - one had to specify when you wanted breakfast at the time one booked in. Also, a check out time of 10.00 on a Sunday morning is very early.
As it turned out, our show was cancelled at the last minute and we decided to eat at the hotel. Despite being fully booked, they offered an hour's slot before a latish booking was due to arrive. As it happened, we were able to have a full 3 course meal without feeling rushed at all.
The food was excellent - a had a crab and smoked salmon starter and my wife the fois gras. For mains I had a filet steak and my wife had lamb. desserts were also very good. I had real ale from a choice of three, the one I chose was well kept.
The room was smallish but came with an en-suite. Decor was unusual with exposed beams contrasting with mirrored chrome furniture and fittings. There was a radio and a flat screen TV and coffee/tea making equipment (including fresh milk). Also provided complimentary bottles of water.
The shower (over the bath) was good - the control needed to be turned a full 360 degrees to get hot water. Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Wash and Body Lotion were provided as well as a shower cap.
The only problem with the room (No.3) was the poor mattress on the bed. It was soft and when someone moved on one side, the other person was moved as well. Getting on or off the bed there was the twang of a spring (one of the few in the mattress. As a result we both had a poor nights sleep.
Overall, we enjoyed the stay though with a better mattress and some more flexibility, such a stay would be memorable and deserve the final star in the rating.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- The Nags Head Hotel Great Missenden