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“Another great meal!”
Review of The Saracen's Head

The Saracen's Head
Ranked #1 of 5 Restaurants in Shirley
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$19 - US$38
Cuisines: British, Gastropub
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Award winning family run Derbyshire gastro pub close to the market town of Ashbourne. Listed in the Michelin Guide 2017 & Harden's Best UK Restaurant Guide 2017.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Still as good as ever...staff friendly and food excellent! Visited again last week with a group of friends to celebrate a birthday; my meal was perfect...fish cooked to perfection (I know the main chef was away, so great that the food remains consistently good no matter which chef is working.) Enjoyed a lovely evening in lovely surroundings. Thanks again :-)

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Thank 31Sarz
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Robin-Terri-Hunter, Owner at The Saracen's Head, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

"My meal was perfect" is a wonderful sentence to read, we're coming up to our twelve year anniversary here at The Saracen's Head and consistently excellent food and service is something we strive to achieve. Thank you for your continued custom and for taking the time to share your experience with potential new customers here on Trip Advisor. Best wishes from all the team.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very nice atmosphere and very good food. Fish cakes starters for two where excellant .Salmon was lovely. Mains rib eyes cooked to perfection. Lamb just as good. Hake was very nice. Cheese and biscuits, sticky toffee pudding as sweets just as good. Service very friendly and food delivered quickly and with a smile. Would recommend and certainly go again.

Thank Bermingham
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Robin-Terri-Hunter, Owner at The Saracen's Head, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for writing such a lovely review, we're so pleased you enjoyed your visit and all four of you were happy with the dishes you chose. Your comments on our staff/service are music to our ears. We look forward to welcoming you all back and would like to thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review of your experience at our pub.

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Reviewed 7 October 2018

First time at Saracenls Head and have already booked to return. Roast Beef and Beef Bouginion both excellent and full of flavour. Good selection of vegetables too. Chocolate brownie with salted caramel ice cream was pronounced as delicious as was the sticky toffee pudding. The staff were friendly but professional. Highly recommended.

Thank Louise H
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Robin-Terri-Hunter, Owner at The Saracen's Head, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Louise, thank you for such a lovely review: we're so pleased you enjoyed your first visit to our pub. Words like "excellent" and "delicious" are wonderful to read, it's also great to know you've already booked a 2nd visit. We look forward to welcoming you back and thank you again for taking the time to share your experience here on Trip Advisor.

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Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Booked on recommendation of friends online booking easy to use. Really nice pub/restaurant like a country pub with class food was perfect and so was the service expect to pay more than what you would in town but you probably wouldn’t want to eat at half the pubs in town so worth the short drive out definitely go again

Thank Gaz S
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Robin-Terri-Hunter, Owner at The Saracen's Head, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We're so pleased to hear you enjoyed your first visit to The Saracen's Head (thank you to your friends for recommending us!) It's great to know that you thought the food and service were perfect and giving us full marks here on Trip Advisor is very much appreciated. We hope to welcome you back for your second visit in the not too distant future. Many thank from all the team.

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Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Myself and my sister in law recently visited for dinner and the beef bourginion was fantastic and brandy basket was lovely. Lovely evening

Thank bebboem
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Robin-Terri-Hunter, Owner at The Saracen's Head, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit earlier in the month. We very pleased to hear you had a lovely evening and we hope to welcome you both back soon. Thank you again for taking the time to share your experience.

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