This being about our 11th or 12th stay in an 'Old English Inn' I must say this is by far, one of the better hotels in this group. The Bedroom & Bathrooms were first class. Very well furnished, spotlessly clean, great shower and comfy beds. The bars areas were spacious and well decorated. The Saracens Head served the usual 'OEI' menu with a few 'specials' which was served hot & presented well. Being a fan of real ale, I was very pleased with the beer. There is a large car park which was adequate and included an outside seating area, that proved very pleasant for we were very lucky regarding the weather. He manager and his staff were very friendly, professional & helpful, a credit to the 'Green King' company. However the only 'Hick-Up we had was at dinner Sunday Night as we had to wait an hour & a half for our main course. We were a party of four persons and noticed others enter after us, sit down, order there meals, be served, eat it and leave whilst we still awaited our order. We kept asking & asking our poor waitress for our meals and she was so embarrassed by our long patient wait. This was not a fault of the serving staff as they tried their best to 'find' our order. This was also VERY embarrassing for my wife and I, for we had in fact recommended friends to accompany us away. for the weekend. The poor little waitress (who's name escapes me) was still apologizing at breakfast (which was first class) Monday morning. Needless to say, Sunday night after eventually eating our meals we were reluctant to spend any further time and money in the hotel so we went across the road to Towcester Conservative Club to have a very sociable evening. This episode was such a shame and if it had not happened I would a given the 'Saracens Head' 5 stars. But, all in all this is a very good 'Old English Inn' in most aspects very well run (apart from the kitchen) great accommodation, lovely staff and 'pub grub' food. Ordinarily I would have recommended others to stay there. yours sincerely JTM France.
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