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

Bar & Restaurant


May we draw your attention to the following: we are critically short of staff at this time, and we cannot truthfully say when we will be able to operate normally.

In all honesty, this will lead to greatly reduced menu choices, longer service times and… having to stop serving food altogether at certain periods.
We should also mention..
Regrettably we do not reserve tables outside, due to the vagaries of British weather.
Lunch is served 12–2.30pm – where possible – and this may be just our sandwich menu – also please refer to above ‘stop serving food altogether at certain periods’.
Dinner is served 6–8.30pm – some nights we will not be serving walk-ins – just our residents and booked tables.
We are serving drinks at the bar – with 4 people maximum at the bar – we kindly request that customers wear a face covering when ordering at the bar (obviously if you have a medical exemption then you are not required to wear anything) and indeed if this makes you uncomfortable in any way then we are happy to give table service outside, Just ask.  – a 1 way system is in operation (in through car park door, and out via the terrace door).
And.. most importantly, this is only a temporary situation, until staffing levels return to normal both out front and in the kitchen.
We will do our very best to keep you all happy, but sometimes the cogs do grind to a halt.

Eat, Drink & Wind-down. The Saracens Head is a great place to eat & drink in the beautiful surroundings of the Wye Valley. All served in a relaxed, friendly environment.

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.

Our chefs use fresh ingredients which are locally-sourced whenever possible (read more here).

Meals can be enjoyed in our informal dining room, the lounge area, the bar or on the riverside terraces. Guests to our ancient Inn can also enjoy the best in real ales & cider (read more here) and the finest of wines (read more here).

Lunchtimes we serve; Lunch Menu, Sandwiches, Desserts.

Evenings we serve; Dinner Menu, Bar Menu, Desserts.

*Menus maybe subject to change.



The flagstone-floored bar, with its scrubbed pine tables, has retained the feel of an authenic old English Inn.

The bar is open all day everyday and offers a fine selection of classic and local real ales, ciders and quality wines, by the glass or bottle.

The riverside terraces are the ideal place to watch the Inn’s ancient hand ferry carry passengers across the Wye as it did in yesteryear.

Free Wireless Internet: We have free wireless internet which is available throughout the inn, and even extends onto the terraces.