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Saracen's Head Inn

3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   38 Whielden Street, Amersham HP7 0HU, England
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Ranked #4 of 10 Amersham B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Dave R Motherwell, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just returned home after a two night stay at The Saracens Head. i understood at the time of booking that it was a pub, but underestimated just how noisy it would be. The room was situated next to the pub on the main street, so traffic noise was a big problem, even people walking past in conversation felt like they... More

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Motherwell, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved staying in this hotel. Good food, good room, Great location and Kerry could not have been more helpful. Had a few pints in the courtyard and the garden too. Will be back when in the area without a doubt.

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London, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked a night at the Saracen's Head for after being blown away by the positive reviews on TripAdvisor. I came away terribly disappointed and wondering whether my fellow reviewers had stayed at the same place as me! My girlfriend and I were "greeted" upon arrival by a very surly and uninterested barman, who barely looked up when we arrived.... More

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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Have had the pleasure of a few lunches at the Saracen's Head and without exception all have been lovely. The atmosphere in the bar is very relaxing and they have a lovely outdoor space fro the odd occasion that the weather is nice. Hoping to have an evening here soon to sample dinner. Unfortunately live too close to be able... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We stayed here after an extended visit to the area. Staying in a room to the side of the pub, we had all we needed for a comfortable night. We went into the bar for the evening for a quick drink and ended up staying the night soaking up the bubbling atmosphere and great tunes provided by their regular singer.... More

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Worcester, UK
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Terrific welcome from everyone here which is great. There are only 7 or 8 rooms, but they are nice, ensuite rooms in the courtyard at the back of the pub, and its quiet, even though your in the middle of Amersham's main street. Breakfasts are excellent and the hosts couldn't be nicer or more obliging. The only thing that disappointed... More

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19 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Stayed here on 2 different occasions during the same trip. Rooms were very comfortable. The shower in one of rooms was a little weak but the other room was great. Traditional pub, though the décor in the rooms does not feel old. Pub was very comfortable and food was great.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014 via mobile

I've stayed here a number of times and I am always impressed. The pub is relaxed and the food spot on. The rooms are very clean, really traditional and more importantly, comfortable. I stay all over the country and this little gem is one of the best. Look out for this place in your travels.

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Wales, UK
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31 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Firstly the welcome was good and the room was small but adequate. The bed was clean and it was comfortable. Shower was clean and worked well. I would have liked shower gel, not just a little tablet of hand soap. I would have also liked some de-caf coffee with the hospitality tray along with more than just 2 of the... More

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Amersham, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Popped in for a quick drink before heading off to the Indian Restaurant over the road. Fantastic welcome, good drinks, fair prices, log fire, home made pub grub menus, wish we had stayed longer! Will be back in Summer to spend time in pub garden and taste the puddings!

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Address: 38 Whielden Street, Amersham HP7 0HU, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Buckinghamshire > Amersham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Saracen's Head Inn 3*
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The Saracen’s Head Inn is steeped in history and character and was built using timbers from old ships. The building surrounds a central courtyard which was originally a travellers coaching inn.It was built in 1530 at Number 38 Whielden Street, which was formerly known as Union Street when Amersham Hospital was known as The Workhouse.And rumour has it, two ghosts roam the building, one is alleged to be a young serving wench from the 17th Century, the other one remains a mystery… ... more   less 
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