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Saracens Head - Pub in Norfolk

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Wolterton, NR11 7LZ, Norfolk
England, United Kingdom

Tim & Janie Elwes
+44 (0)1263 768909(landline)

This country pub lured owners Tim and Janie back from the Alps - Norfolk ales, fine French wines and local Morston mussels on the menu

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Lost in the lanes of deepest Norfolk, an inn that's hard to beat. Outside, Georgian red-brick walls ripple around, encircling a beautiful courtyard where you can sit for sundowners in summer before slipping into the restaurant for a good meal. Tim and Janie came back from the Alps, unable to resist the allure of this inn. A sympathetic refurbishment has brightened things up, but the spirit remains the same: this is a country-house pub with lovely staff who go the extra mile. The bar hums with happy locals who come for Norfolk ales and good French wines, while the food in the restaurant is as good as it ever was, perhaps Morston mussels, pork belly with mustard mash, whole sea bass with ginger and spring onions, and seasonal game. Explore the coast at Cromer or play golf on the cliffs at Sheringham. Blissful.

Children welcome
Children of all ages welcome in some public rooms (highchairs not necessarily available).
Wireless internet access available in the bar.
Dogs welcome
Dogs welcome in some public rooms.

Guest feedback
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"Excellent lunch, best treacle tart EVER! Welcoming friendly staff, lovely setting. Wish it was our local."

Alison - Winchester , United Kingdom

September 2017
"My husband, dog and I have just spent an incredibly relaxing two nights dinner, bed and breakfast at the Saracen's Head. Wonderful food, quality accommodation and tranquil atmosphere. Felt like a much longer holiday and we are looking forward to returning in June 2015. "
April 2015
"A group of us stayed for 4 nights and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Newly decorated rooms very tastefully done. Excellent food and drink. Tim and co were very accommodating, we would highly recommend. Lovely inn would definitely re visit."
May 2011

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Lunch from £6.50. Dinner, 3 courses, £25-£35.


3pm-6pm. Mon (except bank hols) & Tues lunch (Oct-Jun).

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Many local walks for dogs and their owners; beaches nearby too. Dogs on leads please as there are sheep and cattle very nearby.

Dog treats:

Dog bed, and towels for drying off wet, nicely tired out dogs.

Dog fee:

Dogs £5 per night. Max. 2.

Bringing your dog

Wolterton, NR11 7LZ, Norfolk


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