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Saracens Head

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100 Summerwood Lane | Halsall, Ormskirk L39 8RH, England
+44 1704 840204
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 19:30
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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Southport, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had a table in the front room which overlooks the canal which was lovely. All the staff seemed very friendly and didn't have to wait long for our meal maybe because they weren't very busy or maybe because unless you just want sandwiches you pay evening prices for lunch time meal. Main courses start from £12 for a pie to... More 

Thank 1mo_13
Level Contributor
50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First visit to this pub in 10 years. Lovely setting on the canal & the inside has had a very nice refurb. Staff friendy & efficient. Food - starters were nice but 2 of us had different types of burger & the buns were so greasy - each time we picked them up we had to wipe our hands they... More 

Thank 649mikey649
Cumbria, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We used the moorings to park our boat for the night. We went into the pub for early evening drinks to have a look at the decor and menu before committing ourselves for dinner. Both passed muster, so after a stroll along the canal towpath we returned for dinner. The decor is modern with very clean lines. The menu was... More 

Thank pmydon
St Helens, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a lovely pub/restaurant in an excellent canalside location but sadly won't be returning...at least not for a meal. Firstly tried to order starters and mains for three persons at the bar...we had chose a table outside since it was a nice day to sit out. The barman when ordering stated all meals, starters and mains would need to... More 

Thank Lesley C
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fab setting right on the canal comfortable seating with a play area for the children Was just going to have a snack until we saw the delish looking food come out so, I went for fish and chips which was georgeous and mympartner had pie with potatoes and veg he said it was lovely, the staff were all friendly and... More 

Thank Lynda S
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely time. Family friendly but.not dog friendly Food is good ..on the pricier end for pub food

Thank MN8888
Preston, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first visit to the Saracens head I always worry about visiting busy pubs on Sunday when the weather is good Read a few reviews which say avoid at busy times I had nothing to worry about, the food and service was great We had Thai fish cakes very yummy and fresh A lovely salmon salad which was... More 

Thank Neil B
Liverpool, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have to agree with a few of the other reviews before this. Service was appalling, I visited the bar 6 times in total and experienced a frustrating time on every occasion. I was stood in a queue behind the person at the bar for a lengthy time yet someone walks straight up to the bar and ordered his drinks... More 

Thank Grazam7
Preston, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I walked along the canal with my family today from Scarisbrick Marina, with the view to having a drink at the Scaracens Head. Upon arrival we found a table outside and I went to get some drinks. The bar had about 4 people waiting to be served so I waited patiently as I waited I was not acknowledged in any... More 

1 Thank reviewer1002017
Liverpool, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Country pub on the side of the canal. Totally agree with other reviews stating bad, poor, nonchalant service. Snooty unfriendly staff ruin an otherwise lovely pub in lovely location. Put a smile on your faces and be nice to your customers!

2 Thank Kl021

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 19:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Summerwood Lane | Halsall, Ormskirk L39 8RH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Ormskirk
  • Phone Number: +44 1704 840204
Canal-side restaurant with good food and service, in countryside location

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