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Saracens Head, Caernarfon

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Caernarfon Road
Beddgelert
Postal town: Caernarfon
LL55 4UY
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Aqualung . left this review about Saracens Head

This is one of three Robinson's pubs in the centre of Beddgelert all within a short distance of each other. On the face of it this is the least pub like of the three that seems to be just a hotel bar and restaurant. However, on my arrival at around midday there was what looked like a local with a pint in the front garden and a man with a guide dog inside enjoying a beer. They also registered no objections when I said I had just come for a beer.
The interior remains much as described below with lots of wood and low furniture set out for dining.
The bar has four hand pumps which had four Robinson's beers, a house Faithful Gelert, Dizzy Blonde, Blonde James Blonde and Wizard. I went for the Dizzy Blonde which was in good nick but at £3.95 ridiculously overpriced for the area. Because of the high price I wouldn't return.

On 8th October 2018 - rating: 5
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Andy Ven left this review about Saracens Head

Enter the bar area via a small hotel type reception and a bar/lounge room with wooden floors. A separate family room is enclosed behind the main bar area.

Numbered table cards were held in raised card holders on the tables and cutlery was set out which gave it a contemporary hotel/bar/restaurant feel rather than just a pub. The bar itself is a smooth surface of Welsh slate (ubiquitous in these parts but understandable because it is local and gives an attractive finish).

A Robinson’s outlet so cask ales were Dizzy Blonde and Golden Dragon Ale and Hartley’s Cumbrian XB. There was also some of the usual tap stuff.

I sat outside on the patio area at the front that overlooked the road and surrounding hills. The paving was ubiquitous Welsh slate and there was an overhanging roof. A nice place to be except for the bother with midges (one week on I still have the bite lumps). On my next visit I sat in the separate Family Room and on that assessment I would say that this would be the best place to go locally if you have a young family.

On 6th June 2012 - no rating submitted
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Map location corrected by Alan Hurdle
Tan-y-Bwlch Ffestiniog Railway Station, 7.05 miles, 2 hr 16 min walk (show)
Porthmadog, 7.45 miles, 2 hr 23 min walk (show)
Penrhyndeudraeth, 7.52 miles, 2 hr 25 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Saracens Head, Beddgelert
8th Oct 2018, 20:51
Review submitted by Aqualung .
 
7th Jun 2012, 16:48
Picture submitted by Andy Ven approved

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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 14 February 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 07 October 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 07 October 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 06 June 2012 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 07 October 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 06 June 2012 by ROB Camra
  • Darts : No last updated 07 October 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 14 February 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Function Room : No last updated 07 October 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 06 June 2012 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : No last updated 07 October 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Karaoke : No last updated 07 October 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Live Music : No last updated 07 October 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 07 October 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Micropub : No last updated 14 February 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Pinball : No last updated 07 October 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Pool Table : No last updated 07 October 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 06 June 2012 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 07 October 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 07 October 2018 by Aqualung .
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 14 February 2016 by Aqualung .
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