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Saracens Head

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$$ - $$$
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100 Summerwood Lane | Halsall, Ormskirk L39 8RH, England
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Rainford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

had a really nice meal ,then a nice walk along the canal, highly recomended ,told our friends and family

Thank linandalan8
Southport, United Kingdom
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352 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well you certainly won't go hungry here. We only managed half a main course each but then it was lunchtime. I had homemade quiche served hot with skinny fries, coleslaw and salad and my father had fish and chips. Both portions were far too much but very tasty. I have been previously and been less impressed but was pleased with... More 

Thank ElleBee14
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54 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was not my first visit to The Saracens Head, far from it, however this visit was not as pleasurable as previous times. This was not due to cleanliness (as a whole) or ambience, food etc., but service provision. Do not misunderstand, the two waitresses were extremely well mannered, polite, accommodating and as efficient as they could possibly be! However,... More 

Thank Barbara P
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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519 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited at night so difficult to see how good the exterior gardens and canal side seating was but it looked very good and very neat and clean and inviting. The inside is equally as good - looks quite recently redecorated and has a semi homely feel to the place. Well greeted and invited to drink or eat when ready. Eat... More 

Thank Howard-Liverpool
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wen for our a celebratory lunch for our second wedding anniversary. Just a beautiful setting, lovely food - homecooked, fresh, tasty and beautifully presented.

Thank JulieMacca
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Saracens always offers a great range of seasonal food and they never skimp on their portions, always plenty of well presented food! Lovely to go in the summer to enjoy the canal but still cosy in the winter.

Thank Edievedder
St Helens, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked the canal room (private-ish) for a special family occasion. As we were a party of 21 we pre-ordered our starters and mains. The pub itself is very well presented and spacious. The canal room is to one side and is part conservatory. There is a view of the canal and bridge in daylight. The pub allowed us to decorate... More 

Thank 19lel68
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50 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

...you know what! Basically, I have never come across such a disappointing place - looks great when you pull up but then you wait 20 minutes to be served at the bar and the attitude of the staff is just so amazingly arrogant; no smiles or other signs of life, just a smug Take it or Leave it attitude when... More 

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Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Saracens Head is a slickly run operation in a super location, right by the canal. There is a big car-park behind and an outside seating area next to a children's play area. Inside is well thought out with lots of space. This time we visited to celebrate a 15th birthday. As there were more than 8 of us we... More 

Thank Jon M
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

We called in here just for a drink while waiting for the barge. The building looked very nicely set out & lots of tables. We sat near the window & there were remains of food on the floor from previous guests. I know this can't be cleaned all day but they were not busy at that point & the girls... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Scenic view, Bar scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 7:45 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Summerwood Lane | Halsall, Ormskirk L39 8RH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Ormskirk
  • Phone Number: 01704840204
Canal-side restaurant with good food and service, in countryside location

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?