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Saracens Head

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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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York, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Popped in for lunch for a family get together. The party included a 3 month old baby and the staff were very helpful in getting us in a quiet corner and providing a high chair. It is a roomy extended pub located right next to the Leeds Liverpool canal, but the weather was appalling that day so we couldn't go... More 

Thank AlanKit
Southport, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The bar staff were lovely, my food came quickly but there was a long wait on my friends food! My vegetarian linguine was disgusting, there were no check backs on the table to see if our meals were okay.. Very disappointed!

Thank gdw15
St Helens, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We do like this eatery..!! But we can understand why some diners are disappointed. It's a very busy, very profitable business serving excellent food and drinks. Lots of family tables (10-12 persons is common) with young children so quite noisy. Also frequented by the narrow boat holiday makers, many of which are kids attracted by the outside play areas and... More 

Thank steve g
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Been here tens of times over the past couple of years and it is always hit and miss. Settings, atmosphere and service are always amazing. However, the food can go from excellent to average from time to time. Menu could do with changing as well, quite limited on main courses unless you like burgers (loads of them on the menu).... More 

1 Thank Andy P
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Pity about the bar service trying to order food Ignoring folks in a near empty bar won't do Once the girl cleared tables, said won't be a minute and then served some good looking lads!?

1 Thank Arnold G
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for lunch and it was a very hot day, no air con and unable to reserve an outdoor table. The food was poor quality, 2 in the party of 3 were not happy, waitress asked if everything was ok and I told her the steak was fatty, chewy and basically inedible, well she did ask !! I would... More 

1 Thank PoppyLiverpool
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lovely pub, newly refurbished but great location next to canal and food was excellent. My wife had vegetarian linguine and I had a steak suet pie which was packed with meat. Really enjoyed and would definitely return. Staff were great

1 Thank Darren R
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This menu is advertised as being served between 2:45pm and 4:45pm, we arrived at 3:30 to be told "we had a busy lunch time so we aren't serving food until 5pm". This pubs website and sign right outside of the front door do not say 'depending on how busy lunch time has been'. Very disappointing and terrible service!!! Will not... More 

2 Thank S_yates1
London, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really nice food and large portions, not to expensive either. Nice setting on a sunny day to sit outside near the canal.

1 Thank happytraveller1408
Lancashire, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a really lovely lunch with a friend, I had the Tuna salad which was cooked rare and absolutely perfect. Will return soon as beautiful location for a family lunch or meal with friends or just a drink by the canal.

Thank beanypig22

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
British, Pub, Gluten Free
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, Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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?