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The Saracens Head Hotel

4.0 of 5 High Street, Great Dunmow CM6 1AG, England (Formerly Saracens Head Hotel Great Dunmow)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Devizes, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We all like surprises. A couple of weeks ago I had two. My wife said that I had to take a Friday off work as she was taking me away for the weekend as a birthday treat. "Where?" I asked. "Not telling, it's a surprise." So we set off bright and early on the Friday morning to take the cats... More 

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Thank you so much for taking the time to review our hotel and I am glad you had a great stay. More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our 2nd stay when visiting friends in the area. We were upgraded again to a lovely room -good quality bed linen and toiletries. The receptionist is lovely and very welcoming. We had a meal in the main restaurant which was only adequate. No vegetables included in main course and at £14 per dish, one would have expected it.... More 

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cozypubs1, Owner at The Saracens Head Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time out to review our hotel. We try very hard to keep our prices keen with ever increasing costs. We are always trying to improve things and really do listen to customer feedback. Regards Tim. More 

Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Six of us visited the hotel last month on a Friday evening,we had visited the owners other pub The Bell in Saffron Walden a few times and had some great food in a really nice old place with a really nice vibe, what a shame this place is not the same! on the surface it looks very nice, Farrow and... More 

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cozypubs1, Owner at The Saracens Head Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review our hotel. I am sorry it did not come up to The Eight Bells standards but this is a slightly different venue and you were there on the last Friday of the month when we hold a party night for locals. We do sell vodka by the bottle , as do most places... More 

London, United Kingdom
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11 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called in here for Lunch, on are way through Great Dunmow, made the mistake of thinking it looked nice! Never had worse food we could not eat it, we waited ages for them to bring are drinks, the staff completely ignored us had to get up from the table several times to ask for things.. Other people walked in to... More 

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cozypubs1, Owner at The Saracens Head Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our Hotel. I see the vast majority of your reviews on tripadvisor are very negative and hurtful. As you can see from many of the reviews we get it right a lot of the time but not all the time. I am sorry that it was not a good experience for you.... More 

Essex, UK
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I ate here on Saturday night with four friends who were visiting from Ireland. The food was awful and the service even worse!! We ordered five fillet steaks either medium or medium to rare. All five were shockingly undercooked. I asked for my steak to be cooked as medium but received a blue steak. My friend swapped steaks with me... More 

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Thaxted, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We went for a birthday dinner on a Monday night. It's local and we hadn't been before. We would have gone over the road to Square 1 on Dunmow high street which is always excellent but they only have a set menu on a Monday with little option for vegetarians. From the outside the Saracen's Head looks pretty swish and... More 

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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

Centrally located in the small town, this busy small hotel is welcoming and comfortable - a short drive from London Stanstead Airport. Have had recent knee surgery I was surprised and delighted to be upgraded to a ground floor "suite" in the old stable block. This made things a lot more comfortable & was appreciated. Small details spoil this hotel... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Upon entering reception I was greeted by a young lady, (same as whom I spoke to on the phone I believe, Olivia?) distracted and disinterested would be an understatement, throw a key at me and point to a room I've never been too. Back to your conversation with you friend. Not good. Staff in General seemed friendly, greeted by a... More 

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Wallasey, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We recently visited The Saracens Head for lunch on our way to Thaxted to visit friends. We opted to eat in the bar, however the lunch menu was extremely limited & we thought rather overpriced. However, we were hungry so decided to stay. We ordered sandwiches - the brown bread was nice but the white was either stale or that... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Very attractive dining room . Good menu with choices apart from from roasts . We had 2 meals of very good sea bass served with excellent veg including purple potatoes ! One roast lamb and one roast beef which were large helpings .pleasant service and delicious desserts - cherry cheese cake, sticky toffee pud and ice cream selection. Their Christmas... More 

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Address: High Street, Great Dunmow CM6 1AG, England (Formerly Saracens Head Hotel Great Dunmow)
Location: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Great Dunmow
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Saracens Head Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 31
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