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“Eating at teh Saracens head”

The Saracens Head Inn Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 13 - US$ 27
Cuisines: British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Maidenhead
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Eating at teh Saracens head”
Reviewed 29 March 2012

Excellent service, because we moved our table for a larger party the owner gave us a drink on the house. Always good food there, we went across on the boat and had a great 3mile circular walk from there

Visited March 2012
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Alton, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Lovely setting , lots of activity, food average to good”
Reviewed 27 March 2012

This place is right in the bottom of the Wye valley near a hand propelled ferry to the west side.

It was very busy when we visited as it was a sunny day and there was a lot going on in the river; canoeing etc.

The service is not brilliant one orders from the bar, but the staff are pleasant and friendly. Wine was comparatively inexpensive and there are several quality beers. The food was just about OK but it is really pub food rather than restaurant food

We would go there again for the setting and hope for better food.

  • Visited March 2012
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Thank DPALTON
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rolo25, Public Relations Manager at The Saracens Head Inn Restaurant, responded to this review, 31 March 2012
We thank this reviewer for their review, however, feel we must reply to some points raised.
The Saracens Head Inn is a pub - we aim to serve high quality pub food at lunchtimes, and
more restaurant - style dishes in the evenings. We find this works - as , of course you have to
'play to your audience', and the residents who stay with us overnight appreciate more than
pub food.
Also, as we are a busy pub, we cannot offer every table table service at lunchtimes ( this would be pretty much impossible given the high footfall ). However, all booked tables get table service at lunchtimes, as do all tables in the evening service.
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“Nice place, but at risk of being complacent”
Reviewed 25 March 2012

We have visited this restaurant many times over many years and never had a bad meal, however it does risk complacency. It's in a prime location and to be fair, no matter what they do it will always be busy! The staff on the bar were helpful and friendly. My first choice of food was not available so we chose the Ferryman's lunch.
Now this is a niggle, but Saracen's Head - take note. Your food is generally very good but packs of butter and sauces? For the prices you are charging, surely some real butter and sauces in pots would be a nicer touch?
Also, the bar staff were very friendly but once you have placed your order at the bar, you are kind of forgotten about. Not one of the staff asked if we were ok during the whole time we were eating and as it happened, our meals all came out at different times, with one of our party finishing his food before anything else arrived. As it was we weren't going to cause a fuss and I haven't rated the establishment as terrible on these little niggles, but beware- someone else surely will!
In summary - good food, service could be better and be sure what you are offering matches your price point. Not a rant, but a gentle nudge I hope.

  • Visited March 2012
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Thank Biba H
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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Good food, great service”
Reviewed 23 March 2012

This is a lovely pub/restaurant right on the edge of the river, very pretty location. The food was plentiful and delicious, the lamb shank was particularly good. The staff were very pleasant and attentive.

Visited March 2012
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Thank carolann
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
“Wonderfully views”
Reviewed 20 March 2012

Very clean, great food and the location is wonderful. The parking is expensive if you are not staying long but otherwise it's a must .

Visited March 2012
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Thank Lucyandjamie
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