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Ye Olde Saracens Head

) #1 of 10 Restaurants in Balsall Common $$ - $$$ , , Pizza
Balsall Street, Balsall Common, Solihull CV7 7AS, England
+44 1676 533862
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Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travelers talk about
“pizza” (164 reviews)
“steak” (100 reviews)
“sunday roast” (36 reviews)
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CUISINES
Gastropub, Bar, Pizza, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
Balsall Street, Balsall Common, Solihull CV7 7AS, England
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Reviewed December 1, 2015 via mobile

As part of a group of 20 plus who had pre booked a meal I was well pleased withe quality of the food, the attention given to us by the friendly staff which culminated in us having a very enjoyable evening. Many thanks.

Thank Canbear1415
YOSHcv7, General Manager at Ye Olde Saracens Head, responded to this reviewResponded December 11, 2015

Hi there, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us such a great review! I'm so glad to hear that you and your party enjoyed the food and our service! I do hope we see you again soon. Many thanks Tom

Reviewed November 29, 2015

13.50 Sunday- a dozen cars in the cars park, plenty of space inside, four people wanted a drink and a sandwich. We were told no food served in the bar and asked if we had booked a table? (for a sandwich?). Despite being empty we...More

1  Thank coventrykid2015
YOSHcv7, General Manager at Ye Olde Saracens Head, responded to this reviewResponded November 30, 2015

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to write us a review. I am eager to hear more about who it was that you spoke to? As our staff should never refuse service of food in the bar area (although sometimes there may be...More

Reviewed November 21, 2015

Booked and organised a birthday meal for 10, the help and assistance I got as I was 90 miles away was great, I had table decorations and balloons delivered which were put out and made the table in our separate room just perfect, log fire,...More

Thank JY-and-PT
YOSHcv7, General Manager at Ye Olde Saracens Head, responded to this reviewResponded November 30, 2015

Hi there, thank you so much for your great review! Im so glad to hear that you all enjoyed the birthday meal here with us. I hope that we can see you here again soon. Kind regards Tom

Reviewed November 17, 2015

We had a fabulous meal in charming surroundings, waited on by friendly and attentive staff. A wonderful way of spending an evening. My partner had the seafood languini whilst I had the duo of pork. Both dishes were delicious, although the seafood languini is quite...More

1  Thank Mike B
YOSHcv7, General Manager at Ye Olde Saracens Head, responded to this reviewResponded November 19, 2015

Hi Mike, It's great to hear your visit was so enjoyable. I'll make sure the team know about it, and I am a big fan of the Duo of Pork myself. Thank you for the great review, and I hope you take the time to...More

Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

We ordered a beef roast dinner and vegetarian roast dinner. - Vegetables all undercooked. - Yorkshire pudding tasted stale and tough. - Roast potatoes and parsnips pale, undercooked and over salted. - Drinks took over 30 mins to arrive after ordering them (alongside the meals...More

Thank Mr_GaryRoberts
YOSHcv7, General Manager at Ye Olde Saracens Head, responded to this reviewResponded November 19, 2015

Hi Gary, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your visit. I'm deeply sorry and disappointed to hear you didn't enjoy the meal and service. If you would like to discus the matter further, please don't hesitate to contact me at...More

Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

The deputy manager Conrad was rude and unhelpful. Luckily our waitress martina made up for it and made the rest of the trip pleasent.More

Thank Amy G
YOSHcv7, General Manager at Ye Olde Saracens Head, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2015

Hi there Amy. Thanks so much for taking the time to write us a review. Its always great to hear our customers feedback and see what we can improve on. Im very disappointed to hear that you felt this way and it'd be a great...More

Reviewed November 11, 2015

This pub has a lovely relaxed atmosphere with beautiful furnishings. When I ate there, it was very busy, but service was good. You pay a little more here for a Sunday roast, but I have to say it was the best roast beef dinner I...More

Thank Pamela B
YOSHcv7, General Manager at Ye Olde Saracens Head, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2015

Hi there Pamela, thank you so much for taking the time to write us such a good review! Im so glad to hear that you enjoyed your Sunday lunch with us. I hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Tom

Reviewed November 10, 2015

The ambiance of the place is extraordinary to say the least, loads of quite corners for intimate dining experience. Quality rooms for parties of 10 with quality furniture and fire surroundsMore

Thank preaney
YOSHcv7, General Manager at Ye Olde Saracens Head, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2015

Hi there, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us such a great review! Im so glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to us and the ambiance of our establishment. It starts to get even cosier in the lead up...More

Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

Often stay nearby for shows at the NEC. This is a gem I've found on trip advisor! Great steaks and pizzas... And if you can fit in desert.. That is pretty awesome to! 5/5 as I couldn't fault it at all! Good stuff!More

Thank Webby1989
YOSHcv7, General Manager at Ye Olde Saracens Head, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2015

Hi there, thank you so much for writing us such a great review! Im so glad to hear that you enjoy your visits here when you're in the area. We have a few new bits on the menu now so we have some new things...More

Reviewed October 27, 2015

Tried this pub after reading some good reviews on trip advisor and also we could take the dog into the pub, plenty of space inside and they only allow dogs into certain parts of the pub, we went on a Tuesday afternoon, pleased to see...More

Thank trentsider
YOSHcv7, General Manager at Ye Olde Saracens Head, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2015

Hi there, thank you so much for taking the time to write us such a good review! I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed your pizzas here with us. and its great to hear that you think its worth the travel all the way...More

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dbjh
March 25, 2017|
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Response from Malcolm R | Reviewed this property |
Hello, Yes I believe they still allow dogs in this establishment but in the bar area only not in the restaurant. However, this is not a problem as they have tables and you can still order food in this area.
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jebrereton
January 19, 2017|
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Response from Tors_89 | Reviewed this property |
its half price steak tuesdays in the month of january. i asked if the offer was continuing into feb but they werent sure.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Balsall Street, Balsall Common, Solihull CV7 7AS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Midlands  >  Solihull  >  Balsall Common
  • Phone Number: +44 1676 533862
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Description
A carefully crafted pub, specialisng in charcoal oven grilled steaks and authentic stonebaked pizza's. To make a booking please visit our website or just give us a call.
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