Ye Olde Saracen's Head

(186 Reviews)
Balsall Street Balsall Common, Coventry, West Midlands, CV7 7AS
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2 for 1 Pizza Sunday Evening

2 for 1 pizzas available Sunday Evenings

Opening hours

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

Restaurant description

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.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for Ye Olde Saracen's Head
(based on 186 reviews)

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  • afternoon tea (10)
  • al fresco (28)
  • breakfast (2)
  • business (25)
  • child friendly (48)
  • dinner (144)
  • entertainment (8)
  • large parties (34)
  • lunch (116)
  • luxury (14)
  • private dining (43)
  • romantic (46)
  • trendy (33)
  • value (50)
  • views (13)
  • By Peter T from Balsall Common
    27 September 2020

    Good, server was excellent Age range at table was 70 to 1 Alf all enjoyed the meal

  • By Julia G from Coventry
    23 September 2020

    Came with 8 friends to celebrate a 60th ....two socially distanced tables - but close together so were fine. Restaurant happy for us to bring a birthday cake which we. had instead of desserts....our waiter could not have been more helpful. Thank you to the chef for 'adding' to the cake when presenting it. It made a good celebration a great one!

  • By Rose W from Birmingham
    22 September 2020

    Great food, great staff and lovely surroundings.

  • By Julie S from Balsall Common, Coventry
    22 September 2020

    The food was excellent, loved the caramelized onion soup. We all took advantage of the steak offer. The menus have changed and reprinted. Too small and very difficult to read. Our server, Matt was very polite and attentive.

  • By Keri S from Coventry
    22 September 2020

    This is my go to pub, the Covid regulations are adhered to very well. The food is of a very good standard & there is the very welcome bonus of a wood fired pizza oven with offers during the week. Also at the moment they are doing half price steaks on a Tuesday, which are delicious. I especially like the Caramelised Onion, Thyme & Cider Soup (with giant Butler's Mature Cheddar Crouton)- very tasty. The pub is very clean & spacing is good. Also a special mention to the very friendly & helpful staff.

  • By Kam K from Balsall Common
    21 September 2020

    Great food

  • By Melanie T from Solihull
    19 September 2020

    Lovely meal, excellent service. Great social distancing, felt very safe.

  • By Lynne E from Coventry
    18 September 2020

    Lovely food, very pretty outdoor dining area and 2 for 1 on pizzas so we got one to go !

  • By Dave M from Coventry
    17 September 2020

    Lovely food, great service, very CoVID aware. Fantastic staff, very attentive, especially Joe, who displayed great customer service

  • By Helen M from Knowle
    15 September 2020

    Lovely place, our second visit in just a few weeks. The place is very well set out to maintain social distancing. Great food, love the weekly special offers. Staff are courteous and always on hand.

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Ye Olde Saracen's Head
Balsall Street Balsall Common, Coventry, West Midlands, CV7 7AS

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