Pub Opening Times
Monday – Saturday 11am-3pm / 6pm-11pm
Sunday 12pm – 10.30pm
Monday – Saturday 12pm-2pm / 6pm-9pm
Sunday 12pm-2.30pm / 6pm-9pm
- Disabled Access
About The Saracens Head
Set in the historic village of Shirley just outside Ashbourne, pub favourites and restaurant style dishes, cooked by award winning Chef, Robin Hunter.
Salted caramel icecream is heavenly ..
Consistently excellent, always.
All round very good. Keep up the good work, we will be back!
Took a friend fro lunch. Fabulous food and service and great atmosphere. People on adjacent tables also commenting on how good the food was and what a lovely place the Saracen's is.
Superb as always. My guest had travelled 100 miles just to have lunch there as he’d liked it so much before.
Lovely dinners and top notch service
Best Sunday roast dinner ever! Lovely atmosphere, great service - we'll be back next time we're in the UK!
This is our favourite place to eat but unfortunately there was a large very noisy table near us this time so we were unable to have a normal conversation between us. Never experienced this before and it won’t stop us returning but on this occasion it spoilt it for us on our wedding anniversary lunch. That’s the only reason atmosphere has been marked down.
We visited The Sarasons Head Saturday I had the braised land hot pot, it was delious my husband had the curry which was also delious. The service is very good also the the pub is very cosy and welcoming
Excellent food and service
Great food and service will go again
Fabulous choice of fish dishes and great portion size Amazing staff always smiling,not pushy but very helpful with good menu and product knowledge
Excellent meals and service. Only slight downside was sitting at table with backs so close to Blackboard menu. Person sitting there felt uncomfortable when people were viewing the menu.
Great meal as always.
Great food and service in a lovely country pub. Only downside was the house cat - our lass hates them😂
Lovely food, service & atmosphere- first visit after reading reviews on trip advisor & not disappointed. Have already rebooked.
Fab food and lovely attentive staff. One of my favourite places to eat.
Website easy to use. Food and service as always excellent with a good and varied menu. This is our little treat. Being a village pub, parking is limited
What a fantastic place to eat. It was my first visit. The only concern I personally had was the resident cat making a bed on the seats as I’m very allergic. I didn’t have a problem though on this occasion!
We were celebrating a birthday. Thoroughly enjoyed our meals but felt the starters were a little pricy. We would have appreciated a little gap between courses; our mains came out immediately we had finished our starters. Service otherwise was excellent; friendly and efficient. Thank you!
Wonderful food so good we returned the following day. Keep doing what you are doing . Highly recommend.
Perfect meal in lovely surroundings, we love the saracens - will be back soon!
It was very warm in the restaurant. We would have stayed for pudding but were just too hot!
Food served nice and hot! Really enjoyed it.