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Ye Olde Saracen's Head

Balsall Street , Balsall Common, Coventry, CV7 7AS

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

We had an excellent meal for our sons 21st birthday

Jane 11 May 2019
from Balsall common

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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

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Customer reviews for Ye Olde Saracen's Head

4.5 (((() (based on 94 reviews)
93% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (72)
  • lunch (52)
  • child friendly (30)
  • romantic (28)
  • value (26)
  • private dining (25)
  • large parties (22)
  • business (21)
  • trendy (21)
  • al fresco (12)
  • luxury (8)
  • views (8)
  • afternoon tea (6)
  • breakfast (1)
  • (((** 5 August 2019 by Anuji from Coventry

    Very slow service, had to wait for half an hour to get the bill

  • ((((( 5 August 2019 by Roger from Solihull

    Food & service was really good

  • (((** 27 May 2019 by Jason from Birmingham

    No where to sit at all which was a shame, so we went to our booked dining table early, food was ok

  • (((** 22 May 2019 by Lyn from Coventry

    I booked the restaurant for a special occasion - my wedding anniversary. Enjoyed the shared meze started with my husband. This was of a good quality and plenty of it. The chees balls were excellent and piping hot. Sadly the main course was not as good. I had the cauliflower steak which was pretty tasteless even with the sauce. Pudding was also disappointing. Thought I was getting raspberry sorbet but what arrived was some kind of pink ice cream with a bit of raspberry sauce on top.

  • ((((( 11 May 2019 by Jane from Balsall common

    We had an excellent meal for our sons 21st birthday

  • ((((* 29 January 2019 by Bryan from Nuneaton

    Food was good and the service from the person at front of house showing us to our table and the waiter was friendly, attentive and professional.
    Would have been 5 stars but when we arrived the 2 ladies serving at the bar were more interested in talking to each other than seeing who was next to be served. Having served 2 people who arrived at the bar after me I moved from the till end of the bar to the middle in hope of getting served. However the talkative duo served someone else who arrived at the bar after me and then wandered off tidying up. I once again moved back to the end of the bar by the till and after complaining to my wife about the lack of service one of the ladies finally looked up and asked if I needed to be served. Very poor for a friday night

  • ((((( 23 November 2018 by Bob from Solihull

    Good food, good surroundings, great value.

  • ((((* 3 November 2018 by Robert from Coventry

    Lovely olde world pub all beams and several rooms.
    Service was a little slow but they were very busy and we wernt rushing.
    Good choice on the menu and our food was excellent. The pizza oven in restaurant is a nice feature and turns out superb food. Will visit again.

  • ((((( 4 October 2018 by Lynne from Balsall Common

    Excellent steaks superb service from Pawal

  • ((((( 3 October 2018 by Giuliana from Coventry

    Excellent fish and crisps and Sunday roast beef!!!
    Staff was really attentive
    We will be back with more family and friends

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