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.

COVID 19 Update – Monday 2nd November 2020.

Thank You for your continued support over the last few months.

Regretfully, due to the Lockdown in England, The Saracens Head Inn will be closing on Wednesday at 2200hrs. We will be following Government instruction as to when we can re-open; at the moment it is December 2nd 2020.

If you have a room reserved with us during the Lockdown period, it will be automatically cancelled. If you have paid a deposit, this will be carried forward for a future date, or refunded at your request. (There will not be many people who have paid a deposit.) If you have booked through, or another online travel agent, could you please inform them that you wish to cancel your reservation.

If you have a table booked with us during the Lockdown period, please assume it will be cancelled; we are trying to contact people personally as well.

We would like to send everyone our kindest thoughts, because we know at this time there are people and families who are suffering more than others.

Best wishes. The Team.


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.