Ye Olde Saracen's Head

(125 Reviews)
Balsall Street Balsall Common, Coventry, West Midlands, CV7 7AS
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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 125 reviews)

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  • afternoon tea (8)
  • al fresco (14)
  • breakfast (2)
  • business (21)
  • child friendly (34)
  • dinner (93)
  • entertainment (4)
  • large parties (24)
  • lunch (70)
  • luxury (10)
  • private dining (33)
  • romantic (31)
  • trendy (23)
  • value (32)
  • views (8)
  • By Rosa M from Coventry
    4 July 2020

    3rd or 4th time visiting saracens head and certainly won’t be the last. Beautiful, well priced food and friendly service. Visited on 4th July when pubs reopened and they had plans in place to ensure social distancing and hygiene. Very impressed, can’t wait to come back.

  • By Mr Peter JF W from Kenilworth
    4 July 2020

    We were delighted to see you back . We come regularly to you and came the day before lockdown and the day it lifted (deliberately) . Good idea to have a limited menu though perhaps a tiny bit more choice in months to come? The beer delicious. The filet steak was gorgeous. The service impeccable No more to say really Keep going. We need you Peter Wade

  • By Theresa G from Coventry
    4 July 2020

    Brilliant experience looked after really well food lovely to

  • By Nicky R from Coventry
    8 March 2020

    Excellent people/dog friendly pub. Food is consistently lovely and the staff are welcoming and helpful.

  • By Caroline H from Coventry
    8 March 2020

    Always really good food , the staff and service is always professional and very attentive to your needs , love our sunday treats here.

  • By Steph R from Solihull
    6 March 2020

    Excellent service and good

  • By Jo H H from COVENTRY
    6 March 2020

    Food was very good, nice atmosphere, friendly staff.

  • By Kurt B from Meriden
    29 February 2020

    Food and Drink was a in previous visits wonderfully tasty and cooked perfectly. Service was however quite slow for both food and drinks, had our starter within 15 minutes of ordering, but Mains took over 40 minutes from when our starters were cleared, and drinks ordered well before our mains had arrived, didn't turn up until we had eaten all of our mains..... Besides that, I would still recommend as food was great!

  • By Emma C from Birmingham
    22 February 2020

    Food was lovely but 2 children running around the tables & noisy Also when paid a elec tablet put with the bill for a review, ruined the effect of an old country pub & the survey went on too long & I stopped after 5 pages as wanted to leave & not complete surveys at the table I would recommend but would not go again if as noisy

  • By Antonio C from Coventry
    15 February 2020

    Excellent experience and to repeat for sure. Great team and beautiful place. High quality and different offers of dishes.

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