The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

Local places to eat

If you’re feeling a little peckish during your visit to the Museum, there’s a wealth of places to pick up a bite to eat in Great Missenden.

Places to eat in Great Missenden


The Cafe at the Roald Dahl Museum
Our very own Cafe serves homemade lunches including sandwiches, paninis, salads, and various specials. Don’t miss the delicious cakes and sweet treats too. Open every day that the Museum is open. You can eat in the Cafe or in the Museum courtyard. You don’t have to visit the Museum to enjoy the Cafe.

Cafe Kissa
Serving freshly-prepared lunches including sandwiches, baked potatoes and wraps to eat in or take away. Coffee, tea and cakes too. Open Monday to Saturday. At 99 High Street.

Village-centre cafe open 7 days a week, until 9pm on Friday and Saturday. Serves drinks, cakes, lunches and specials, with outdoor seating to the front.

The Stamp
Lovely café in the village’s former Post Office (where Roald Dahl’s fan mail used to arrive in a daily basis!). Serves quality casual dining food and drink, including cakes handmade by local bakers and coffee roasted in Great Missenden.

St Peter and St Paul's Church
The Church where Roald Dahl is buried, you'll find it by following the Village Trail. They host cream tea afternoons on Sundays throughout the summer. Check website for dates. 

Costa Coffee
Serving hot and cold drinks and food 7 days a week. Lots of seating as well as disabled access, WiFi and baby changing facilities. 


If you’re visiting during busy periods such as weekends and school holidays, we recommend booking ahead if you’d like to eat in one of the village pubs.

The Cross Keys
Village pub serving locally sourced food and homemade cakes with a courtyard garden to enjoy on sunny days.

Origins at the White Lion
Wine bar specialising in Italian food, with accommodation, private hire space, and lovely garden to boot.

The Black Horse Pub 
Cosy country pub with gardens and enclosed playground approx 20 minute walk away. Access for all, ample parking and camping available. Famous for its hot air ballooning. If you pre-book a table for lunch you can leave your car at the pub while you visit the Museum. See the Black Horse website for full details. 

The Nags Head
Once Roald Dahl’s pub of choice, this 15th Century inn is a little further afield (about 20 minutes walk from the Museum). Serves award-winning food, has rooms available, and boasts a large garden. 

The Polecat Inn
Newly refurbished country pub in Prestwood, about 10 minutes drive from the Museum. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Freshly-cooked, Mediterranean-inspired food, including wood-fired pizzas. Garden and car park.


You can bring your own food to the Museum to eat in our picnic room. This area can get busy during peak times (during the school holidays) and is available on a first come, first served basis. If the weather is nice you can also picnic on the Buryfield nearby.

You can pick up picnic supplies in the village Co-op.

Outside Great Missenden

The Chilterns boasts a huge variety of places to eat, far too many to list them all here. We recommend looking at the Visit Chilterns website for ideas if you fancy eating a little bit further afield.

Peterley Manor Farm and Wild Strawberry Cafe
Farm shop, pick-your-own and garden centre with a pretty cafe in a traditional yurt just a short drive from Great Missenden.

Don't forget your Museum ticket allows you to come and go throughout the day of your visit so you can pop out for food and drink whenever you fancy.

This list is for information only, is by no means exhaustive and focuses on the places nearest to the Museum. We recommend you visit the websites and contact the venues to book where appropriate and for further information.