The Saracens Head Inn, Symonds Yat East, Herefordshire, HR9 6JL | Tel: 01600 890435


The Saracens Head Inn offers riverside bed and breakfast accommodation, and award winning food, with a traditional pub feel.

The Inn has stood for centuries in a spectacular position on the east bank of the River Wye, where the river flows into a steep wooded gorge, on the edge of the Forest of Dean, in Symonds Yat East.

We have nine Bed and Breakfast rooms, most of which overlook the glorious River Wye.

Symonds Yat East lies between Ross on Wye and Monmouth and The Wye Valley Walk meanders past our door. This family run Inn is popular with walkers, cyclists, canoeists, fishermen and fans of good food and real ales.

The Saracens Head Inn is an ideal place to stay to discover The Wye Valley, Forest of Dean, Brecon Beacons, Black Mountains, The Welsh Marches, and the Valleys of South Wales. 

We are within seven miles of the small market towns of Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth. Abergavenny and the Cathedral cities of Hereford and Gloucester are also a 30 minute drive away, with Cardiff and Bristol both being accessible within an hour.

From Floods to Coronavirus

COVID 19 Update 29th of June 2020

Some Good News…(we hope!)

The Saracens Head Inn will open for accommodation, food and drink on Saturday July 4th 2020.

Things may be a little different, as you may expect; and we are still deciding how it is actually going to work, as most pubs are quite unique.

However, we will be making every effort to ensure that customers and staff experience a safe environment.

We are probably going to implement table service only, and although we want to take walk ins, it is highly advisable to book.

We do look forward to welcoming old and new customers, but please bear with us as we may not get everything right immediately.

If you are looking to reserve a room it would be a lot easier to do it on our website, as we are having difficulty keeping up with the amount of calls we are receiving.

Thank You to everyone for your warm messages of support over the last few difficult months, we really do appreciate it.

COVID 19 Update 2nd July 2020

The Saracens Head is re-opening on Saturday the 4th of July, but with some restrictions and changes during the pandemic.

We are taking bookings now for accommodation commencing Saturday 4th July.

Our aim is to provide a great experience for our customers and guests as always, but measures have been put in place to help keep our customers and staff safe, and to allow us to follow government guidelines.

Below is some information regarding these necessary measures, plus other information that we would like to share.

Menus may be limited for a period after re-opening.

The Inn will be a seated venue throughout ( inside and outside areas ), and orders will be taken at the table only. There will be no service from the bar directly.

Payment is to be made at the time of ordering, and by contactless card where possible.
Table reservations will be taken for up to 6 people ( maximum ), from no more than 2 separate households.

Dogs will not be permitted anywhere in the building.

A one way system will be in operation when entering and exiting the building.

Entrance will be only through the car park side door, and exiting will be through the terrace door.

The interior toilets will be for the use of customers sitting inside only – customers sitting outside will be asked to use the toilets in the car park.

Only one person at a time will be permitted in the interior ladies and gents toilets.

We ask anyone who is unwell with cold/flu-like symptoms, or who has been in close contact with anyone with such symptoms not to visit the Inn or surrounding area.

We reserve to right not to serve groups larger than 6 persons, anywhere on the premises.

We ask all visitors to sanitize hands as regularly as possible with the hand sanitizer provided.

We ask all visitors to observe 2 metre social distancing ( or 1 metre plus indoors where this is not possible ).

Additional information:

Apologies, but the hand ferry is currently not in operation, and also, Biblins Bridge is not usable due to flood damage.

Bed and Breakfast in Symonds Yat, Herefordshire and wake-up in the heart of The Wye Valley & The Forest of Dean with the River Wye just outside your window.

The Inn is just a ten minute drive to Ross on Wye or Monmouth.

We serve a wide variety of dishes that change from season-to-season from our Lunch Menu, Dinner Menu and daily specials board.

Sandwiches and filled organic baguettes are also served during lunchtimes.


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The Saracens Head Inn makes an ideal base from which to explore the Wye Valley, Forest of Dean, Brecon Beacons, The Black Mountains and the many castles and other ancient monuments in the area.

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Watch this stunning video of Symonds Yat East and our ancient Inn. Filmed in Symonds Yat East, part of the Wye Valley in Herefordshire & The Forest of Dean.