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 the village.
Our very own Café Twit serves homemade lunches including sandwiches, paninis, salads, and various specials. Don’t miss the delicious cakes and sweet treats too. Open every day except Mondays. You can eat in the Café or in the Museum courtyard. You don’t have to visit the Museum to enjoy the Café.
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.
Village-centre café open 7 days a week. Serves drinks, cakes, lunches and specials, with outdoor seating to the front.
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 tapas, with accommodation, private hire space, and lovely garden to boot.
The Black Horse Pub
Cosy country pub with gardens and enclosed playground, serving homemade fresh food for all ages. 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 15 minutes walk from the Museum). Serves award-winning food, has rooms available, and boasts a large garden.
We allow visitors to bring their own food to the Museum. You can eat bought-in food in the Children Eating Room, and on the covered benches at the back of the courtyard.
These areas can get busy during peak times (during the school holidays) and are available on a first come, first served basis. If the weather is nice you can also picnic on the Buryfield nearby.
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 wrist band 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.