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Local places to eat

There are lots of great places for a bite to eat on our doorstep in Great Missenden.

Your Museum admission lets you come and go so feel free to head off for lunch. Please check opening times directly with the restaurant and book in advance if you can. These listings are for information purposes only rather than recommendations, so we advise doing your own research to see if the venue meets your needs.

Cafes and sandwich bars 

The Canny Café in the Courtyard
The Canny Café serves delicious food and drink from the Museum courtyard. Hot and cold drinks, lunches, snacks and sweet treats can be purchased to enjoy outside in the courtyard or inside. The Canny Café is open on Saturdays and Sundays in term-time and every day we are open in the school holidays. Check our holiday opening dates here.

Find out more about The Canny Café on our facilities page.


Matilda’s Café Bistro
Local café serving breakfast, lunch and brunch. Good choice of large and light bites.

30 High Street


Costa Coffee
Lots of seating in this coffee shop serving drinks and lunch options to eat-in or takeaway.

30-32 High Street


Fish bar and Mangal
Huge selection of fish and chip, burgers, wraps and kebabs. Veggie options and hot and cold starters available.

15 Station Approach


The Sam’wich Bar
Sandwich bar which also serves ice cream and sweet treats. You can also pick up deli items, fresh vegetables and flowers.

Samwich Bar

29 Station Approach


Café Kissa
A small cafe serving food and drink just a short walk from the Museum.

99 High St, Great Missenden HP16 0BB

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory


Nag’s Head
A quintessential old country pub and hotel approx. 15 to 20 minutes’ walk from the Museum (there is a car park if you’d prefer to drive). Enjoy food from their award-winning chef. For bigger groups, why not hire their tipi? Used to be Roald Dahl’s local.

London Road


Cross Keys
16th century pub serving local food. Sandwiches, main meals and children’s menu on offer. Good spot for a Sunday lunch.

40 High Street


The Black Horse
Cosy pub about 10 to 15 minutes’ walk from the Museum (there is a car park if you’d prefer to drive). Sandwiches, main meals and kids menu on offer – there’s also a pizza menu.

Mobwell, Aylesbury Road


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Fan Fans
Traditional independent pizzeria just a hop, skip and a jump from the Museum. Huge selection of fresh pizza with vegan options available.

73 High Street


Offering authentic Thai cuisine to eat-in or takeaway just a short walk from the Museum. Open over lunch and for dinner.

50 High Street


New Akash Indian Restaurant
Family-run Indian restaurant across the road from the Museum. Eat in and takeaway available, open every evening from 5.30pm.

56 High Street


Missenden Abbey
Hotel and conference centre in stunning grounds with an 800 year history. They offer afternoon tea packages and Sunday lunch.

London Road


Peterley Manor Farm
A farm shop, plant nursey, pick your own and café. Lots of local Chilterns produce to enjoy in the converted tractor barn café, with breakfast, pizza flatbreads and options for little ones on offer. Worth the 5-minute drive from Great Missenden. The Museum’s courtyard Christmas tree is generously donated by Peterley Manor farm each year.

Peterley Lane