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“Just a pint or 2 before the wedding” 5 of 5 stars
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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 11 Amersham B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Just a pint or 2 before the wedding”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2011

Thankyou Kerry for the Sandwiches you provided when we came to the pub on Saturday prior to Sandy's wedding .... it was great to meet you and your wife .... quite fancy coming to stay even though we live up the hill

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2011

I had to find somewhere to stay in Bucks at very late notice, so looked on laterooms.com and found the Saracens Head Inn at Amersham. I was welcomed by the landlord, Kerry with enthusiam and charm .. just what I needed after a long and stressful day! I had a snack in the pub .. Tempura Prawns .. and they were divine! The atmosphere in the pub was wonderful. The breakfast next morning was beautifully cooked. I shall definitely be returning when I am next in the area! Julie Pigott, artist (www.artistjules.co.uk)

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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shropshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2010

Myself and a colleague stayed here earlier this month. We had a lovely welcome from the new owner, and our rooms were clean and full of character. As we were leaving early in the morning, we didn't have breakfast. However we both had 2 delicious homemade meals the previous night - we were introduced to the the professional chef who let us know about the specials of the day.

Beer was very good, and the excellent atmosphere was even more improved by the roaring log fire.

Will definitely stay here again, not just for business.

Leo, Ludlow, Shropshire

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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london
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2010

I got excellent service and a good nights sleep. the pub is just off a typical old english high street and the staff and locals made me feel at home right away. all in all an enjoyable stay !

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2010

Shown to room about 2.00 p.m and breakfast indicated and present , cling film wrapped bread and 2 foil wrapped pats of butter.
The shear meanness of what was offered just made me feel that the cost £87, was excessive.The bread, butter packet juice and cereal were probably about £1.00 in total cost.
There really is no excuse as there is the unused bar for serving a decent breakfast.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2009

This place is great! We booked last minute, the manager was very friendly and welcoming and the room was charming and had everything we needed - including warmth! We would definitely recommend it. Do it!!

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bristol UK
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2007

Friendly enough and nice pub ... stayed in the rooms out the back... clean and well equipped but two things to watch out for...

1- the rooms are around the rear courtyard/beer garden...which means you're going to hear all the late night drunken chatter, so not good if you're working the next day and want an early night.

2 Advertised as Bed and Breakfast !! They're put a fridge and kettle in the room... and toaster... the breakfast is a mini pack of cornflakes and two slices of white bread in clingfilm... toast it yourself and use the marmalade in the fridge !!!!

What a sad lack of imagination. I'd skip the breakfast and ask for a reduction in the room charge... and then go to the excellent little upmarket cafe /coffee shop round the corner on the High Street (literally 90 seconds away) where they serve great cooked breakfast, coffeee, granary bread, pastries etc

Amersham Old Town is a posh little place - and the Saracens Head fits in well as a pub.

Oh and if you want a top price and TOP NOTCH lunch or evening meal, book the Artichoke restaurant, also 90 secs away on the High Street... it's fantastic. Great wine list and amazing food.

  • Liked — the fact that it's part of a pub - if you like a beer
  • Disliked — breakfast was rubbish
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Additional Information about Saracen's Head Inn

Address: 38 Whielden Street, Amersham HP7 0HU, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Buckinghamshire > Amersham
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Amersham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Saracen's Head Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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