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Ye Olde Saracen's Head

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

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

The food and service very good. Menu bit limited

Ann Van hagen 09 September 2016
from Birmingham

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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

4.3 (((() (based on 35 reviews)
91% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (29)
  • lunch (19)
  • child friendly (14)
  • romantic (13)
  • private dining (10)
  • trendy (9)
  • business (7)
  • value (7)
  • large parties (6)
  • luxury (5)
  • views (5)
  • al fresco (4)
  • afternoon tea (3)
  • ((((( by from Birmingham

    The food and service very good. Menu bit limited

  • (**** by from Balsall Common

    Food was nothing special, ask waiter for something and he never came back! 30 minutes it took for our coffee to come and the pub was not busy and when it came it was icy cold! Offered a refund and another coffee came it was awful!!

  • ((((( by from Coventry

    Four of us had a very enjoyable evening at Ye Olde Saracens Head Balsall Common. The food and service was excellent. Three of us had the lamb dish and one had the Salmon. All were very satisfied with their meal. Sweets were superb and large. Only negative was only one choice for vegetarians on the menu, more needed please. Will go again and will recommend.

  • ((((( by from Coventry

    Lovely restaurant ,great staff and superb food

  • ((((( by from Coventry

    As always excellent meal great service and great atmosphere,had the sharing fish starter and the sharing rib eye as a main

  • ((((( by from Warwick

    Great food lovely atmosphere

  • ((((* by from Stratford-upon-Avon

    Catch up meal with friends.
    Lovely pizza dough but topping not quite so imaginative, huge size!
    Service excellent, staff friendly, surroundings convivial and attractive. Large venue and car park.

  • ((*** by from Coventry

    Service was fine but food wasn't the best!

  • ((((( by from Warwick

    Lovely food and atmosphere. No trying to rush us through the meal. Warm welcoming, courteous service, and fab food!

  • (((** by from Coventry

    The service was really good, and we were impressed by how quickly the food and drinks came out. We found the puddings a little heavy but still nice. We would come again!

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