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

Dear all,

Well this year has certainly be a testing one for us all already. Just as we are getting back to normal after the worst floods in living memory, we have this nasty COVID-19 virus.

After instructions from the government the pub is closed.

One of our team, Fanny, was planning a Macmillans Coffee Morning at the Saracens. We were going to supply all the coffee and cake and donate 100% of the sales.

We won’t be able to do this for the foreseeable future.

We have some real ale left, which obviously is not going to last until we re-open.

We are thinking of asking people to bring sterilised receptacles, tell us what they want, leave them by the door and we will fill them with our gloved hands, for a donation to Macmillans of £1.00 a pint.

All of the money will go straight into the Macmillans bucket, and then well spray it with anti-virus, and pass it on to them.

That’s it.

Alternatively, we have a couple of untapped casks, 72 pints, which you can take home, tilt and serve using a tap that we can lend you.

By the pint we have:

Theakston Old Peculier

Ledbury Pale Ale

By the cask we have:

Ledbury Pale Ale-BB 07.04.20

Bespoke Beware the Bear-Short date, 24.03.20, but you will have some fun with it.

Whilst we are at it, we have loads of branded pint glasses, available for a donation.

I suppose you could donate for the beer and the glasses and sit by the river and drink it, theoretically.

Any questions call or email; we’ll be here until about 1430.


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.