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Submitted on Friday, 28th March 2014
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Quinno _ left this review about Saracens Head
A two room old-school boozer straight out of the mid-70s. Basic public bar at the front with darts and banquette seating, cream and red colour scheme with some timberwork going on. The rear room(s) are more lounge-like in style, accessed via the side patio (football shown here, apparently). Bit confusing on the ale range, looked like there were three ales when I entered the public bar (Doom Bar, Butcombe, Hobsons Twisted Spire though on exploring the rear I came across a couple of others including one from Worcester which I’d have gone for had I known (or perhaps more pertinently, been told). A proper cider and perry (from Black Rat) were also in residence here too. Anyway my Hobsons was cheap, tasty and served in a rather fetching branded glass. Rolls spotted behind the bar which always gets a vote from me. Worth stopping off for and given its proximity to the Dragon and Foregate St BR, I’d be quite tempted to drop in here again.
On 1st April 2014
- rating: 7
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Real Ale Ray left this review about Saracens Head
A decent pub this one and well worth a visit. I received a good friendly welcome from the barmaid, when I got to the front bar. There was a choice of five ales, a cider and a perry. I went for the Hobsons Twisted Spire, which was served in a Hobsons glass, plus the beer was in top condition.
The front bar was traditional, with an open fire, dark timber work and the walls painted cream and red.
The rear lounge was also traditional with exposed ceiling beams, which had some brasses along them. There was a traditional stove and the bar area was slightly larger.
On 24th March 2014
- rating: 7
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Saracens Head
Having walked past it the previous day thinking the place looked a bit run down, but then having been advised that it actually had a reasonable selection of real ale on offer, I took the opportunity of a brief stopover between trains at the nearby Foregate Street station to pop in quickly. The small front bar was absolutely rammed by I could just make out three handpumps on the counter. The larger rear bar, with another little seating area beyond, was thankfully rather quieter and had another five handpumps (four of which were operational). Further patio seating is also available in the covered side alleyway that also forms the link between the bars and the route to the gents. Old-fashioned furniture and decor, but tidy enough. My pint of Slater's Bitter was in good form, and all-in-all I was glad I made the effort to visit.
On 23rd March 2014
- rating: 7
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- Darts : Yes last updated 13 June 2012 by moby duck
- Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 13 June 2012 by moby duck
- Real Ale : Yes last updated 13 June 2012 by moby duck