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The Saracens Head

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Main Street | Little Brington, Northampton NN7 4HS, England
+44 1604 770640
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic food and service. Would highly recommend them. Great selection of food really nice not to eat in chain

Thank Malcolm W
Northampton, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had dinner on a Saturday evening. Three delicious courses......creative food with lovely presentation. The wait staff were welcoming, smiley and attentive. The service was efficient but relaxed.......no hurry so one could enjoy the evening. It wasn't crowded thankfully. We live relatively locally so did not require accommodation but over the years we have visited the place many times.

Thank Thea99
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a table for 5 people for Sunday lunchtime . We all chose to have the roast dinner. We chose 2 lamb 1 beef 1 pork and 1 vegetarian meal, all of them without exception were so tasty, well presented with plenty of mash and vegetables. Service was quick and friendly, we all said we would definitely recommend this... More 

Thank Gail849
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55 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Found this place on trip advisor and went for Sunday lunch, Only booked a few hours before hand and was really pleased to be fitted in. Not a single fault with the dinner, we all had a roast, the vegetarian, pork and lamb. Can honestly say it was the best cooked lamb I have ever had, very well presented and... More 

Thank Melody C
Daventry, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Superb food, nice wine and beer. Staff very helpful, took my son on a previous visit, he is allergic to alcohol and the chef had gone to the trouble to highlight all the items he could eat. This saved us time and is the only time this has happened. Great customer service.

Thank Nigelsturgeon
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting our daughter and her partner recently and they took us here as they have eaten her before. Well worth the visit. Everything was excellent and, coming from the North, we considered it very good value. Will deinately visit again

Thank Pat G
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have a dog this is the place to go, they could not be more welcoming and dog friendly. Not only that the atmosphere is great and the food fabulous. We will be going again to try the Tapas.

Thank Chris R
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

Visited for a date night meal after hearing a lot of good things from locals. This place is very much a pub and not a restaurant, decor is typical of such an establishment. Clean tables but very hard chairs! Menu looked wonderful with a good few choices. I had the sea bass and although the fish was lovely, I was... More 

Thank HannahsTA
Braunston, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

Tried the restaurant for the first time and very impressed. Excellent menu, friendly,helpful and efficient staff. For starters I had wild mushrooms and my wife the ham hock and as a main the Long Buckby roast beef and my wife the Watford lamb. All superbly cooked and with an excellent and varied selection of vegetables. Definitely no hesitation in recommending... More 

Thank Tony G
Northampton, England, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

The menu was OK but not a lot of scope for people who like a good and hearty salad. Not a lot of alternatives to have if you don't like certain foods. Seemed a little reluctant to change some ingredients and not much veggie choices. Salad was just green leaves and new potatoes!!! Maybe it just wasn't our sort of... More 

Thank Joan C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $24
Bar, British, Pub, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street | Little Brington, Northampton NN7 4HS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northamptonshire  >  Northampton
  • Phone Number: +44 1604 770640
Situated in the heart of the Northamptonshire countryside 2 miles from Althorp House, the ancestral home of Diana, Princess of Wales. A traditional village inn with character and charm. We are a privately owned and run free house with a selection of well kept real ales and lagers plus an extensive wine list. Runners-up in the Northamptonshire Food & Drink Awards 2009. A great place to spend a lunchtime or evening.

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