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The Saracens Head Restaurant and Bar

££ - £££
Bar, British, Pub
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High Street, Great Dunmow CM6 1AG, England
+44 1371 873901
00:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
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Sun 00:00 - 20:30
Mon - Fri 00:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
Sat 00:00 - 21:30
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow had an amazing meal at the saracens head today, not only great food fantastic service 10/10! Looking forward to going back soon!

Thank Melanie C
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Went to this oldy worldy pub for a couple of drinks, ended up eating. Food was fantastic, well cooked and quick! Couldn't fault the service either. If you are a gin fan(atic) like me, you will love the selection!

3 Thank Jeff B
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Welcome was great, friendly and informative. The room is a little walk (not too far as I was in the furthest option room 21) so I will have a quiet night The room is good, large (ish) but everything is arranged like a higher quality group / chain. I would have liked an ironing board. Small detail Paper covers on... More 

2 Thank seanmckerrell
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Lovely atmosphere very cosy staff attentive. Food was lovely and great service. Good selection of cocktails nothing was too much trouble.

2 Thank Sarah C
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

We needed somewhere to eat in the warm. What a find on a dark wet Saturday afternoon. Had the BBQ ribs. I can honestly say the ribs were the best I have eaten, all meat no fat..and lots of it. Fell off the bone so tender. Chips very nice too.

2 Thank Jackie W
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Had a lovely Sunday Roast here with my husband. And had a nice evening meal on two separate occassions which were both very nice.

2 Thank Susan D
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

This restaurant/pub always serves a good lunch menu and the dinner is traditional but good value. I just wish they didn't have carpet in the dining room. I dislike carpet in restaurants.

2 Thank mickchicken
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

So so disappointed. Been in here a few times and the beer and the food was lovely.. really nice. However went in on a Saturday evening for a drink of Samuel Adams.. only to or dismay that it was swapped with seem cheap italian beer which was poor tasting and weak. People where drunk at the bar which made it... More 

1 Thank FranPaul1414
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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222 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Dinner with my eldest daughter and her partner. Very friendly staff - all helpful. Good food - my fish platter which I had as a main lacked some dressing / mayonnaise but the fish was good and full of flavour. The lamb burger received good comments as did the steak. My chocolate fondant pudding was a little dry with very... More 

2 Thank Jak Jak G
Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

1st visit. As coeliac I was given excellent information regards to menu. Steak was EXACTLY as requested - a point, hard to do. Could not recommended food highly enough. The added bonus was very attentive customer service to all who were in by all staff. Thank you Darren and team. We will be back.

2 Thank 3Turn

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$48
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
00:00 - 20:30
00:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
00:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
00:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
00:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
00:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
00:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street, Great Dunmow CM6 1AG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Great Dunmow
  • Phone Number: +44 1371 873901
This historic coaching inn dates back to the 1700s and has been a traveller's retreat and local favourite ever since. The Saracen's Head was newly refurbished in May 2012 and is now thriving as the heart of Great Dunmow. With cozy spots near the open fire to relax and enjoy a pint and a beautiful restaurant to enjoy fresh cooked food with friends The Saracens is the perfect place to come for all occasions. Why not spend the night in one of our 31 en-suite bedrooms and wake up to our full English breakfast.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?