“Seasonal menus in an unusual Georgian villa” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
Built in 1806, and surrounded by lovely open countryside, the Saracen’s Head isn’t quite the typical Norfolk inn. It’s more of a creeper-clad Tuscan villa with brick fireplaces, a small bar and its main attraction, a dining room offering between 25 and 40 covers. It’s all nicely intimate with hands-on service from the owners and their team.
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- Closed: Monday, Tuesday
- Cuisine style: Modern British
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About the area
The North Norfolk Coast is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and probably the finest of its kind in Europe. Here you’ll find a string of quaint villages and small towns – Holkham, Wells-next-the-Sea and Cley next the Sea are 21st-century favourites, while Sheringham and Cromer are classic examples of a good old-fashioned seaside resort where grand Victorian hotels look out to sea. Further round the coast you'll find Great Yarmouth, one of the most popular resorts in the UK and packed full of amusements, shops and seashore entertainment. And let's not forget Norwich, the region's only city.
Norfolk prides itself on its wealth of historic houses, the most famous being Sandringham, where Her Majesty the Queen and her family spend Christmas. Many of Norfolk’s towns have a particular charm and a strong sense of community. The quiet market towns of Fakenham and Swaffham are prime examples, as well as Thetford, with its popular museum focusing on the TV comedy series Dad’s Army which was filmed in the area.
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