Saracens Head Inn
“Modern menus in a stunning riverside location” - AA Inspector
SYMONDS YAT [EAST], HEREFORDSHIRE
Our Inspector's view
In a stunning location on the River Wye, The Saracens Head can be reached by its own ferry, operated by hand, just as it has for the past 200 years. There’s a relaxed atmosphere throughout this 16th-century inn, from the dining room to two terraces.
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Facilities – at a glance
- Seats: 60
- On-site parking available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Steps for wheelchair: 2
- Accessible toilets
- Assist dogs welcome
- Closed: false
- Wines under £30: 39
- Wines over £30: 23
- Wines by the glass: 14
- Cuisine style: British
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About the area
Herefordshire is split in two by the River Wye which meanders through the county on its way to the Severn and the sea. Largely rural, with Hereford, Leominster, and Ross-on-Wye the major towns and cities, its countryside and ancient villages are the county’s major asset.
Visitors can take advantage of a number of the trails which will guide them through areas of interest. Those especially interested in historic village life should try the Black and White Village Trail, which takes motorists on a 40-mile drive around timber-framed villages from Leominster to Weobley (established in the 17th century and known as a centre of witchcraft in the 18th), Eardisley (where the church boasts a 12th-century carved font), Kington, Pembridge and others. Other trails include the Mortimer Trail, the Hop Trail and the Hidden Highway, which goes from Ross-on-Wye to Chester. Hereford has a small Norman cathedral, which has a great forest of pink sandstone columns lining the nave. Inside is a chained library, a 13th-century Mappa Mundi (map of the world) and one of only four copies of the 1217 version of the Magna Carta.
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