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The Saracens Head, Symonds Yat, Herefordshire
The Saracens Head Inn is a welcoming, family-run pub, restaurant and rooms in a splendid position beside the River Wye in renowned beauty spot Symonds Yat East, with a range of attractions close by, including walking, fishing and golf. It's a favourite with couples and friends enjoying the attractions of the Wye Valley. Most of the inn's nine comfortable rooms have wonderful views, or you can enjoy the river from one of the al fresco terraces. The lunch and dinner menus offer everything, from sandwiches and baguettes to heartier fare such as Welsh lamb, Thai chilli beef and beetroot falafels. The drinks menu includes six real ales.
Don't miss a hike out to enjoy the magnificent views from Symonds Yat Rock.
The location is perfect for all number of activities - canoeing, cycling, fishing and climbing.
By car: around 1 hour from Bristol, 3 hours from London and 3 hours 30 minutes from York. Free on-site parking available.
By train: London Paddington (over 2 hours) and Cardiff Central (1 hour 20 minutes) to Lydney. The hotel is a 30 minute drive from the station. thetrainline.com
Style & Character
This hotel is great for couples and groups of friends keen on outdoor activities such as walking, golf and fishing in the Wye Valley. We love the choice of places to eat - the casual bar after a hard day hiking or the less informal restaurant.
Service & Facilities
The inn offers guests free fishing during the Course Fishing Season. Children under 14 cannot stay but are welcome in the restaurants, and access isn't suitable for people with disabilities.
- Free parking
- Free Wi-Fi
The views are a real highlight - most rooms overlook the River Wye, great for bird watching. Room 12, the Upper Boathouse, was our favourite - open-plan and spacious with a seating area, table and chairs, kingsize bed and a small balcony.
Inn Room 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10; Boathouse Annex Room 11, 12
Facilities include: ensuite bathroom, tea and coffee-making facilities, TV, free Wi-Fi
Food & Drink
The inn has plenty of al fresco terrace space where you can relax with a chilled drink and watch the sparkling River Wye. Desserts include mouth-watering warm chocolate brownie with chocolate and peanut crumble, vanilla ice cream and hot chocolate sauce.
Restaurant: one AA Rosette pub and restaurant, serving classics such as fish and chips, smash burger and brasised lamb. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.