The Saracens Head Inn

The Saracens Head Inn

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Hours
Sun
12:00 - 21:00
Mon
10:00 - 15:0018:30 - 23:00
Tue
10:00 - 15:0018:30 - 23:00
Wed
10:00 - 15:0018:30 - 23:00
Thu
10:00 - 15:0018:30 - 23:00
Fri
10:00 - 15:0018:30 - 23:00
Sat
10:00 - 15:0018:30 - 23:00
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Travellers' Choice 2022

RATINGS
Food
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
3.9 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
features
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles202 reviews
Excellent
130
Very good
56
Average
9
Poor
5
Terrible
2
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

AlexandraKP
London137 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 couples
Seeing the good review online, we tried our luck for lunch early just before noon. The one bar staff said that all six tables were booked: one had already clients seated and the other five were empty with 'reserved' labels - just like the Monty Python sketch. So we left and came back quarter of an hour later, 12.15, to find nobody else there. The bar staff grudgingly said we could stay, on the smallest table, and gave us a menu. Half way through our meal, two people who had booked, arrived and were given a table for four... and then four people who had not booked came and were turned away!!! Nobody else appeared within that hour. The food was OK, the salad garnish to the sausages, egg and chips was so old, the cucumber stiff and dry, the onion dry... but the sausage was good and the rest OK. How is this the best place in Diss?!
Written 31 March 2024
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Lisa W
Bury St. Edmunds220 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 friends
Popped in here for a mid week lunch and were not disappointed. Good pub food, the lasagna was really good. The deserts were delicious!
Written 23 September 2023
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Road761695
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 solo
I've eaten here a number of times. It's menu is comprehensive and the food good. However this review is for the accommodation. It's a beautiful old building in which to say. I was in the spacious en suite room. I love the fact that its old character remains. It hasn't been turned into a bland corporate hotel look that so many pubs have copied. Currently they are not doing breakfast but at £65/night I think it's a bargain. However you are staying in a very popular drinking pub so if you don't like a bit of noise this may not be the place for you but to me it adds to the atmosphere!
Written 3 September 2023
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T Thomas
Attleborough68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 friends
Popped in for a drink with friends as we were passing, lovely old pub, great atmosphere and very friendly service. Would definitely recommend.
Written 31 July 2023
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barbara191274
Hartlepool12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 family
Fabulous place just called in on the off chance for lunch Family of 6 adults and dog, Lovely garden area Quick service lovely staff! Food was delicious all had different meals deep fried breaded butterflied tiger prawns were beautiful Definitely worth a try if you’re in the area!
Written 14 June 2023
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Veronica H
118 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 friends
Lovely traditional interior and bar scene. Staff friendly and welcoming. Our group (rather than me individually) noticed how well they catered for a man on his own. He was obviously a regular, and probably partially sighted, so they had a white cloth on his table, and a lamp pointing downwards on to it. We were very well looked after too. Food delicious, well presented and plentiful. I even had to leave a small part of my mains, very rare for me!
Written 1 May 2023
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Stephen B
Thrapston34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 couples
Walked in off the street, due to The Cock, not serving lunch. Dining room full, and all eating. Garden was very pleasant in warm spring sun, and ordered. A Sunday lunch to die for, home made well cooked, the beef tender and pink, great roasts, real veg well cooked and large Yorkshire, Plate was boiling hot and kept food hot…. A great touch Homemade white choc cheesecake to finish, and a great finish. Superbly cooked, great value, go nowhere else
Written 30 April 2023
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clairyfairyfairy
Attleborough228 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 none
We have never eaten here before and we came because I work in Diss and many of my colleagues recommended it. We had a great meal and would come again! My grandad, who usually complains about something, didn't so that shows what a great time we had The staff are very friendly and helpful. The food was cooked to order and we had had plenty on our plates. Sadly, I couldn't have dessert as I was full. For my main course, I had Chicken Parmigiana, which I haven't had since I went to Australia. It was how I remember it We will definitely be back and hopefully I will be able to fit in dessert!
Written 9 April 2023
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jcw4271
Thursford49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 couples
Convenient parking, located in the centre of town. Super friendly pub, excellent food at very reasonable prices. We were made very welcome and will return. Highly recommended, so impressed we’re writing this as we finish our coffee.
Written 28 January 2023
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Mr B
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 couples
After being refused entry at the Water Front ph because not dog friendly or human we found the Saracens Head Very friendly + dog friendly, lovely meals and drinks Will definitely use again when in Diss
Written 12 January 2023
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Paul P
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 none
Have been to the Saracen’s Head numerous times ,never been disappointed . the food is always great (the ribs are to die for) the landlord and the girls who work there are first class always friendly , polite and helpful. In all we love this place
Written 16 November 2022
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Myra0160
16 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 solo
I needed a last minute place to stay in Diss on a Saturday recently and found that the Saracens Head pub has rooms - I think there are four or five. The bedrooms are upstairs and across a quaintly sloping landing. Mine was at the front of the building, up a few more steps and was huge. There was a spacious bathroom off a lobby area with a bath and shower. Then a really big double room with a walk-in cupboard serving as a wardrobe. Tea and coffee are provided but there was no soap in the bathroom and I couldn't find a hairdryer - no matter as I had brought both with me. I was given a key for the back door of the pub so I could come and go as I pleased. Everything was spotlessly clean and the bed was soft and comfortable. There was a little road noise and chat from the pub downstairs but it had quietened down by about 11:00 and I had a great night's sleep. You need to be patient when running a bath or shower as the hot water takes a while to come through but once it does, it's fine. I'd been warned when booking that they couldn't provide breakfast on the Sunday morning. Not sure if this is always the case or whether it's usually provided but as I was joining a family member for breakfast elsewhere, it wasn't a problem for me. The staff in the pub were all very friendly and helpful. I would definitely stay here again.
Written 2 November 2022
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Paul C
London47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 friends
Dinner for four. Service brilliant, food outstanding, ambience great.! Swift and efficient service makes this a place we will return to. And the food was brilliant!. Thankyou!!!
Written 16 October 2022
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Martin T
Norwich605 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 none
Hadn't originally intended to be in Diss but due to the bad weather altering train timetables this is where we ended up. Very friendly staff and one or two local ales on sale including Woodforde's Wherry. Can honestly say I had one of the best steak, ale and mushroom pies I have ever had with absolutely fantastic gravy. Big thumbs up and a very pleasant surprise. Proper food in a proper pub. Also my friend had what he described as the best vegetarian lasagne he had ever had.
Written 22 February 2022
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secretshopper71
7 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 friends
Dated dusty pub serving average food. Such a shock after eating fabulous fayre at Amandine’s and the Cock Inn. Chips pre-cut frozen, peas over cooked and fish bland. Bit of a time warp on how food & premises is presented. Constant banging from repairs being completed didn’t help either. Needs a complete overhaul. Lovely waitress served us, but will not return.
Written 13 February 2022
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