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The Saracens Head

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Main Street | Little Brington, Northampton NN7 4HS, England
+44 1604 770640
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this establishment for the first time and will certainly be returning. We decided to have lunch which was served in one of the cosy traditional rooms. The menu was not extensive but there was something for most people. We had the parsnip and apple soup to start followed by the pie of the day, which was turkey and... More 

Thank Linda C
Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

lovely all homemade Sunday lunch. we had the sunday lunch sharer for 2 and it didn't disappoint.. included lovely meat, yorkies, tasty gravy, red cabbage and cauliflower cheese. Washed down with spiced warm cider and we could take our dog.. our new favourite

Thank Helsbels260274
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337 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

We had lunch here. There is a good choice of foods, and a Tapas menu with lots of choices at around £4-£6. We shared chiperones, black pudding/goats cheese dish, a fish finger butty (great!) and some very tasty chips, cooked in duck fat and with a wonderful rosemary sprinkling. Service was brilliant (it was quiet) and we agreed we would... More 

Thank AndyLFC_9
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

This restaurant never fails to please. We gave always had exemplary service and nice family touches every time we visit. Excellent all round.

Thank Eline A
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171 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Went for a late Sunday lunch - car park was busy which was a positive sign before entering the building. The bar area is welcoming with lovely wood burner and some nice nooks to sit in. Restaurant area was nicely busy (but not overwhelming) and we did not feel on top of the other diners. Staff were very friendly and... More 

Thank sarzit11
Northampton England
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

On a midweek evening a friend and I found our usual pub absolutely full but the helpful landlady recommended the Saracens Head as she knew it, and the owners well. We arrived to find a neat hostelry with excellent parking and an attractive bar area. The staff were great and very attentive. We ordered two different meals to try out... More 

Thank Locketier
Swindon, United Kingdom
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155 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

I stayed there to go the dog race. The rooms were large and clean, but a bit basic. The bar was well laid out with a very good choice of drinks from the pump. The staff were all friendly and helpful. The breakfast was excellent and served hot rather tan a buffet. I would stay there again if I was... More 

Thank NiallTNT
Corby, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Visiting my daughter in Northampton and looked on Tripadvisor for best Sunday Lunch and the Saracens Head was recommended, and I can see why. Very friendly staff greeted us warmly and took us to our table, what I really liked was the opportunity to order a small dish on some of the main meals and all the roast dinners. Excellent... More 

Thank Dave G
Northampton, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Went with family this afternoon to have Sunday lunch and everything we had was excellent. The food variety was good and it was so well cooked. The staff were friendly and helpful and knowledgeable about their products and despite a busy bar the restaurant area was undisturbed. Not bad prices either

Thank Widget67
Daventry, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We called in for a couple of drinks on a Sunday afternoon after walking the dog. Sat in the lovely, characterful bar area with our dog and enjoyed relaxing. Good to see a localish brewery represented on the bar (NVB), or at least a some non-national ale. Would be good to see more, as others were national ales. However, beer... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street | Little Brington, Northampton NN7 4HS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northamptonshire  >  Northampton
  • Phone Number: +44 1604 770640
Situated in the heart of the Northamptonshire countryside 2 miles from Althorp House, the ancestral home of Diana, Princess of Wales. A traditional village inn with character and charm. We are a privately owned and run free house with a selection of well kept real ales and lagers plus an extensive wine list. Runners-up in the Northamptonshire Food & Drink Awards 2009. A great place to spend a lunchtime or evening.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?