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Ye Olde Saracens Head

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Gastropub, Bar, Pizza, British, Pub
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Balsall Street, Balsall Common, Solihull CV7 7AS, England
+44 1676 533862
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was fantastic, good spot for a dog friendly pint and bite to eat! Good walks in the area, nice garden for summer (although we didn't use it in Jan!) good service and really good food (have I mentioned that yet?!)

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Thank Jenny S
Coventry, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful pub inside and out, cosy and comfy with real wood fire. Dog friendly!! The food was fantastic, has the stonebaked pizza which was 2 for 1 at £9.95. One of the best pizzas ive ever had. Theres loads of offers on foods but I wouldnt class the normal menu as over priced either way. Reliably informed the draught beer... More 

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Thank Tors_89
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I came here with my girlfriend and Grandma and we had an absolutely fantastic experience on Christmas Day. My Grandma is in a wheelchair and as I had requested on my booking, they had located us at a table that was easy to get to. All five course of food were delicious and the staff were really friendly and bringing... More 

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Thank Adam O
YOSHcv7, Manager at Ye Olde Saracens Head, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a fabulous review about your Christmas Day with us. We are extremely happy that all was thoroughly enjoyed when visiting, especially as it was such a special occasion. We hope to see you again soon. Happy New Year from Team Saracens! More 

Coventry, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here after long time of planning with my sister and her hubby to celebrate the birthday - arrived after 4pm and been told they started cooking only from 5 but we were able to had their pizzas. We were starving so decided to give it a go - what a great choice! In fact we were so impressed we... More 

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Thank Helena B
YOSHcv7, Manager at Ye Olde Saracens Head, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your special occasion here with us and were back again so soon after! You will definitely have to come in to try some other dishes soon! We have some delicious new dishes coming soon on our... More 

Morlaix, France
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for lunch after New Year and were really pleased with the quality of the food. Both had pizzas, which were delicious and came quickly. They were 2 for 1 so was very good value. One thing I would say would be that you should tell customers what deals you have on - we only knew because we live locally.... More 

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Thank CDCW91
YOSHcv7, Manager at Ye Olde Saracens Head, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a fabulous review! Apologies that you were not told about the deal! We are also trialing a new deal at the moment which is 50% off our delicious steaks every Tuesday during January which I would recommend booking for! We hope to see you again very soon! Kind regards More 

Loughborough, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our party of three was treated to a relaxed leisurely meal with attentive service who coped with the increase to five people partway through the meal. The food was good with a lovely duck skewers starter (noodles were excellent but the duck slightly tough), excellent fish and chips with a lovely tartare sauce, and a super tiramisu dessert. Our late... More 

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Thank SGFFCA
YOSHcv7, Manager at Ye Olde Saracens Head, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review! I'm glad you enjoyed your visit with us. Hopefully see you again soon! Many Thanks, Team Saracens! More 

Warwick, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely pub with welcoming staff. Wanted something different following Xmas indulgence. This pub makes and bakes their own pizzas which we felt were well priced and just what we fancied. Our starter of a sharing board was forgotten but when it did arrive we were told we would not be charged for it. Pizzas excellent.

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Thank Lisa H
YOSHcv7, Manager at Ye Olde Saracens Head, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review about our establishment it is really appreciated! I'm very sorry about the slight mishap with your starter. I'm really glad you enjoyed our pizzas, we have just resumed our pizza offer which is 241 pizzas Monday-Friday 12-7. Hope to see you again soon! Many Thanks, Team Saracens! More 

Hereford, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What can be a nicer venue than Ye olde Saracens Head for lunch booked a table good choice as was busy post Christmas.staff very obliging and pleasant .good choice on the menu today we chose the pizza and that was lush nice thin crust great choice of toppings small side salad and fries to add on . Shared our pizzas... More 

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Thank myra_benson
YOSHcv7, Manager at Ye Olde Saracens Head, responded to this review

Hi Myra! Thank you for taking the time to write such a fabulous review! I will pass on your great feedback to the chefs and your waiter - they will be very pleased everything was enjoyable! We look forward to your return! Many Thanks, Team Saracens! More 

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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Decent Xmas food, but I don't expect a member of staff to come over stating that the table has another booking in 45 mins time.......A group of us spent nearly 400 there. We were waiting for the staff to take our payment after giving us the bill for twenty mins.....A simple "are you ready to pay" would have been wise.... More 

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Solihull
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to have Dinner then you should book, we were disappointed not to get in on spec the first time, however, if you pop in late afternoon early evening then your in luck. We have visited twice in last 8 weeks and were happy both times so thank you.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Gastropub, Bar, Pizza, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Balsall Street, Balsall Common, Solihull CV7 7AS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Midlands  >  Solihull  >  Balsall Common
  • Phone Number: +44 1676 533862
Description
A carefully crafted pub, specialisng in charcoal oven grilled steaks and authentic stonebaked pizza's. To make a booking please visit our website or just give us a call.

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