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The Saracens Head Restaurant and Bar

High Street, Great Dunmow CM6 1AG, England
01371 873901
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Ranked #11 of 32 restaurants in Great Dunmow
Price range: $17 - $68
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
London
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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Great Dunmow, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

It was very good, staff very attentive, food excellent. Expensive though, and nio extras like amuse Boucher or mothers gift which you would expect for the price. Also most disappointed there were no kids meals, roast dinner for a two year old at half price was still £9 and he didn't eat much of it.

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Essex
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Great food and service, lively bar and the restaurant is tucked away and the food very good. Great service and a very good meal/

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cambridge
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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Went to the Saracens with a table of 10. The restaurant was fully booked as were all the hotel rooms. Deservedly so. The bar was nicely buzzing but you could get served pretty quickly. I tried the scallops/chorizo starter followed by the cod loin. Very good. All my fellow diners also enjoyed their food and remarked on how well cooked/presented... More

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