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The Saracens Head

Main Street | Little Brington, Northampton NN7 4HS, England
+44 1604 770640
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Ranked #30 of 398 restaurants in Northampton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $13 - $33
Cuisines: European, British, Pub, Gastropub
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Situated in the heart of the Northamptonshire countryside 2 miles from Althorp House, the ancestral home of Diana, Princess of Wales. A traditional village inn with character and charm. We are a privately owned and run free house with a selection of well kept real ales and lagers plus an extensive wine list. Runners-up in the Northamptonshire Food & Drink Awards 2009. A great place to spend a lunchtime or evening.
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84% Recommend
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

Picked this little gem from a choice of 3 on trip advisor. Well worth the 30min drive. Really friendly staff ( especially lady wearing black sparkly top serving at the bar... Possibly land lady). Food delicious, plenty of it . Great service. Lucky residents to have such a fab local.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We had an evening meal with a group of friends and felt welcomed. The menu had some unexpected choices including boiled egg in breadcrumbs, as well as some pub style regulars. We all made different choices and every meal was enjoyed. We will come again.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I've never contributed to tripadvisor before so I must be feeling strongly to take the trouble ! As a family we have had two really enjoyable midweek evenings here in the last couple of weeks. We sat outside the pub and on both occasions had two really good meals. A very original menu and cooked with obviously a lot of... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Really great vegetarian food by someone who understands we like to eat well ( not just cheese!). This was a rare occasion where I didn't feel that I could've cooked something better / more healthy at home. Very friendly and good value, I only wish it was closer to home!

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We had checked the reviews for a family celebration and thought this was worth a try. We were not disappointed. The have a wide "pub" menu but mains are served in full and half sizes which suited some of our older diners. Good beers and helpful staff all served in a pleasant environment. Just one recommendation, please change the disinfectant... More

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3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I struggle to understand what some people expect from their visits when I read some reviews. We recently moved back to Northampton and having had a really great local we were keen to find pubs that had atmosphere, character, friendliness, great home cooked food and a good range of beers served properly. We had heard about The Saracens and popped... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

My first visit here was a family Sunday Lunch and that was excellent, second visit was a dinner for two and that was excellent, third visit was another even larger family Sunday lunch...yes it was excellent... So what happens now.... All my family and extended family go there AND I still get to pay

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Kettering, England
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86 reviews 86 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Four of us had lunch at this delightful country inn before visiting the Literary Festival at nearby Althorpe. We found the food to be a cut above the usual pub offering. Indeed, my guests were most impressed with the place and we are already making arrangements for a return visit. Everything on the £6.95 sharing board hors d'oeuvres starter was... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The staff were very attentive and i was impressed by the way they attended tables, cleared away and generally kept on top of things but were not intrusive. Lovely food and good atmosphere

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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31 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

To celebrate my wife’s birthday we wanted a nice pub meal and searched Trip Advisor for the best pub meal in our area. The Saracen’s Head came up top and we went there yesterday. The majority of theTrip Advisor reviews were spot on. We had a superb three course meal. My wife had Wild mushrooms tossed in garlic butter and... More

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