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Ye Olde Saracen's Head

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

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

Fabulous cosy fire roaring pub excellent food and friendly efficient staff, we have been two or three times since we discovered it late last year

Diane 01 March 2018
from Sutton coldfield

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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

4.5 (((() (based on 77 reviews)
96% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (63)
  • lunch (42)
  • child friendly (28)
  • romantic (24)
  • value (23)
  • private dining (22)
  • large parties (20)
  • trendy (19)
  • business (18)
  • al fresco (10)
  • luxury (7)
  • views (7)
  • afternoon tea (5)
  • breakfast (1)
  • ((((( 1 March 2018 by Diane from Sutton coldfield

    Fabulous cosy fire roaring pub excellent food and friendly efficient staff, we have been two or three times since we discovered it late last year

  • ((((( 24 February 2018 by Karen Bassford from WARWICK

    Excellent service. Lovely surrounding,.
    Have only been twice but will most definitely be using regularly.
    Both times weve had sharing platter starter (delish) and I've had the fish and chips and hubby the steak. Both impressed with our choices. Lovely local to us so will be back regularly.

  • ((((( 4 February 2018 by Diane Rawlings from Sutton coldfield

    Large car park, lovely inviting exterior, fire burning inside, absolutely lovely efficient waitress and all of our food was excellent, a rib eye steak cooked medium, a fillet cooked rare, and a aubergine and lentil pie with a side order of salt and vinegar onion rings all delicious, would definitely recommend ??

  • ((((( 3 February 2018 by Chris Batiste from Solihull

    Great food - all four of us thoroughly enjoyed our meal. We had two different waitresses and both were welcoming, smiley and caring. Altogether a lovely atmosphere

  • ((((* 8 January 2018 by Adrian Murley from Balsall Common

    The white wine by the glass was extemely expensive for a St Clair sauvignon. There was a Chilean white on offer which was not nice and was sent back.
    There should be a more moderately priced New Zealand wine other than the St Clair

  • ((((( 30 December 2017 by Andree Holder from Solihull

    Lovely meal, the winter vegetable tart a particular favourite. The trio of desserts also a hit. The meal with the chicken and vegetables in the brown paper bag did have way more garlic than needed though.

  • ((((( 23 December 2017 by Anon from Kenilworth

    Excellent and friendly service. Food was lovely. Thank you

  • ((((( 21 December 2017 by Diane Rawlings from Sutton coldfield

    Fabulous place, warm fire inviting ambience, staff friendly and efficient, food excellent.
    It is my new favourite place to eat, we will be going back.

  • ((((( 21 December 2017 by Kay Wakeman from Leek Wootton

    Great service, wonderful food and lovely ambienc

  • ((((( 18 December 2017 by Chris Richards from Sutton Coldfield

    First time I had ever visited. The restaurant was prepared for Christmas so had a lovely atmosphere. We were attended to upon arrival and given a good table fairly close to the kitchens which you could view through a window.(always a good sign!) The service was excellent with friendly staff and the food was good value, was presented well and tasted lovely. Highly recommended.

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