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


News from The Saracens Head Inn
9 Dec

Christmas & New Year Opening Times + Voucher Info!

Xmas & NY Opening Times

This December/Christmas, we are open as normal until Mon 24th when we close at 16:00.

25th we are closed, then 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th, 31st Dec and 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th open 10.30-4.30.

From the 7th Jan 2019 we are open as usual except the 9th Jan when we are closed in the evening.

Saracens Head Inn Vouchers.

Give us a call and pay for a voucher which then can be emailed, to print off, or we can send one in the post.

Vouchers can be any amount from £30.00, and can be used within a year against food, drink or accommodation and make a great Christmas present.

Please call: 01600 890435 to purchase your vouchers.

Christmas Bells

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1807 – 1882

I heard the bells on Christmas Day
Their old, familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet
The words repeat
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

And thought how, as the day had come,
The belfries of all Christendom
Had rolled along
The unbroken song
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

Till ringing, singing on its way,
The world revolved from night to day,
A voice, a chime,
A chant sublime
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

Then from each black, accursed mouth
The cannon thundered in the South,
And with the sound
The carols drowned
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

It was as if an earthquake rent
The hearth-stones of a continent,
And made forlorn
The households born
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

And in despair I bowed my head;
“There is no peace on earth,” I said;
“For hate is strong,
And mocks the song
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!”

Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
“God is not dead, nor doth He sleep;
The Wrong shall fail,
The Right prevail,
With peace on earth, good-will to men.”