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The Saracens Head Restaurant and Bar

High Street, Great Dunmow CM6 1AG, England
01371 873901
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Ranked #12 of 32 restaurants in Great Dunmow
Price range: $17 - $67
Hours:
Tue 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Wed - Mon 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: This historic coaching inn dates back to the 1700s and has been a traveller's retreat and local favourite ever since. The Saracen's Head was newly refurbished in May 2012 and is now thriving as the heart of Great Dunmow. With cozy spots near the open fire to relax and enjoy a pint and a beautiful restaurant to enjoy fresh cooked food with friends The Saracens is the perfect place to come for all occasions. Why not spend the night in one of our 31 en-suite bedrooms and wake up to our full English breakfast.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: This historic coaching inn dates back to the 1700s and has been a traveller's retreat and local favourite ever since. The Saracen's Head was newly refurbished in May 2012 and is now thriving as the heart of Great Dunmow. With cozy spots near the open fire to relax and enjoy a pint and a beautiful restaurant to enjoy fresh cooked food with friends The Saracens is the perfect place to come for all occasions. Why not spend the night in one of our 31 en-suite bedrooms and wake up to our full English breakfast.
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English first
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We booked ahead - using Trip advisor for suggestions - a limited menu - however the food was very good - served very quickly - all the staff we met were polite and friendly. Prices average for the area.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We were mid afternoon on a Saturday and desperate for somewhere to eat as we had tried other places and they were either too posh (tablecloths/gastropubs when we were in our scruffs) or had stopped serving. Saracens head were serving bar menu only. Our wait in an empty pub for a 3 baguette meal was rather long. Our second round... More

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Hove, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This was the only place open at 5.00 pm on a Sunday and we were very impressed with the standard of food The surroundings are very clean and airy The restaurant was quite busy with a steady stream of clients The waitress was very pleasant and polite seating us promptly. The food was well cooked and very nicely presented I... More

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London
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Had a fantastic meal here, service was excellent and food very well presented. Another table had the burger which they didn't rate but the food that we had was excellent.

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Last minute decision to have Sunday lunch at the Saracen's paid off. Excellent, traditional roast (lamb) was well cooked with a good portion of seasonal veg, yorkshire pudding and lovely red wine gravy. Service was quick despite it being Fathers day and the staff were friendly and helpful. Would recommend the restaurant to others and will definitely come again for... More

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Thaxted, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We decided to visit the Saracens after a long break, we opted for a Thursday night to enjoy also the half price Prosecco, the food was good, solid and well presented. It was the atmosphere and experience that really set this place apart. The service was excellent, much better than our previous visits and despite being very busy, the Manager... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

A friend and I popped in here this Thursday for dinner. Good food, nicely presented, hot when it should be. Good and friendly attention from the staff, despite their being extremely busy. Water glasses topped up without request, a knife replaced as a drop of wine had fallen on it. I observed good care and attention being taken of obviously... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

I did not make it in to this establishment for either food or drink. The posted menu seemed pricey and other options were available. The bar and restaurant are clean and the atmosphere is pleasant. The location is perfect for strolling the streets and wandering to the duck pond for a quiet afternoon, weather permitting. Room rates seemed reasonable when... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We were both a bit underwhelmed with the food considering the fine dining prices. The restaurant was not busy at all however they had run out of what we ordered and what we did order took a long time to arrive. I had duck breast. It was overcooked and tough with no pink whatsoever. At £17.50 a main course you... More

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Used this place several times for evening meals and social drinking. Warm friendly atmosphere, the food is excellent.

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