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Ye Olde Saracen's Head

Balsall Street , Balsall Common, Coventry, CV7 7AS +44 1676483061

(((() British
Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 10:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 22:30

Good food and attentive staff, as usual.

Bruce Campbell 06 February 2017
from Solihull

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A 16th-century hideaway near Balsall Common, Ye Olde Saracen’s Head serves hearty and wholesome British cuisine. Offsetting outdoor dining in summer, the cosy interior offers quaint snugs, crackling open fires and squashy leather furnishings.

Using the distinctive charcoal method of cooking, Ye Olde Saracen’s Head in Coventry is renowned for its supreme grills, with offerings including baby chicken with roast root veg, or coriander lamb burger with all the trimmings. Other classics from the Saracen’s menu include fresh fish of the day battered in house ale, or seafood and chorizo linguine.

Modern takes on classic desserts at Saracen’s Head restaurant include plum soup with vanilla panna cotta, or chocolate and chilli praline torte. Boasting one of the most accomplished cellars in the area, the bar is filled with fine wines, real ales and rich coffees.

A lovingly-converted setting, Ye Olde Saracen’s Head is a favourite for honest, locally sourced produce. Central Berkswell is a 7-minute drive away.

Ye Olde Saracen's Head

Balsall Street , Balsall Common, Coventry, CV7 7AS

Contact +44 1676533862
Reservations +44 1676483061

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Customer reviews for Ye Olde Saracen's Head

4.4 (((() (based on 45 reviews)
93% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (37)
  • lunch (26)
  • child friendly (17)
  • romantic (14)
  • private dining (12)
  • trendy (12)
  • value (10)
  • business (8)
  • large parties (8)
  • al fresco (6)
  • luxury (5)
  • views (5)
  • afternoon tea (4)
  • ((((( 23 February 2017 by Michele Gawthorpe from Balsall Common


  • ((((( 6 February 2017 by Bruce Campbell from Solihull

    Good food and attentive staff, as usual.

  • ((((( 28 January 2017 by Judy Page from Birmingham

    Fabulous meal - really impressive service although they were very busy. Charcoal grilled steak was great!

  • ((((( 21 January 2017 by Brian Vincent from Birmingham

    excellent night ,service,and food

  • ((((( 16 January 2017 by Lynn victoria Burton-lenard from Coventry

    We visited for my husbands birthday, it's one of our favourite pubs/restaurants.
    We had a fabulous meal, as always, although our starters came out a little cool but was quickly rectified with 2 more hot ones and served with a lovely smile and attitude. As ever, we left very happy and content.
    We can highly recommend.

  • ((((( 23 November 2016 by Melanie Adamo from Warwickshire

    Fantastic food, generous portions and good service. This was our third visit and it has been consistently good.

  • ((((* 1 November 2016 by Rikki Walton from Birmingham

    Great service, beautiful place to eat and food was delicious

  • ((((( 30 October 2016 by Phil B from Coventry

    There wasn't a lot of choice for a Gluten Free diet, but what there was was delicious. Friendly and helpful waiting staff. Will definitely visit again.

  • ((((( 27 October 2016 by Kerry Kempton from Coventry

    A lovely pub that we visit often. The service was very good. The food was good as always.

  • ((((( 26 October 2016 by Margaret Boorne from South Oxfordshire District

    Not over impressed with outside of building and dining space is huge. We went at lunchtime so not very busy. 6 in our party ranging from teenager to grandparents. Food was great diverse menu and very helpful with food allergy problem. Really enjoyable and would certainly go again as everyone had a great meal.

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