The Saracens Head

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38 Whielden Street, Amersham, HP7 0HU

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About the hotel

The Saracen’s Head Inn is a traditional English pub serving real ales, fine wines and home-cooked food every lunchtime and evening. The original stables surrounding the courtyard have been converted into stylish, comfortable en-suite accommodation available for Bed and Breakfast. During the conversion, we discovered an underground bear pit near the cellar.

This was used for bear 'baiting' (fighting) over 300years ago, thankfully a tradition no longer kept! We are situated a stone’s throw away from the fashionable shops and boutiques in the High Street of Amersham Old Town. Trains from Amersham Station go directly into London in less than 30mins. It is also extremely popular with walkers who wish to explore the countryside surrounding us. Amersham - probably more than any other similar small town in England - preserves in the streets of the Old Town the same general appearance that it displayed during the 17th and 18th centuries. There is evidence that a Roman Villa existed in the area (any remains now believed buried under Shardeloes Lane). However, the origins of the town go back to pre Saxon times. Amersham was then called Agmodesham. The Doomsday Book listed Amersham as Elmodesham, with 6 manors, one belonging to the wife of Edward the Confessor. In 1200, King John granted the town a market and fair, the fair is still held every year on the 19th and 20th of September, the market every Tuesday, but it has moved to Amersham on the Hill. The Reformation had some roots in the town as several Lollards were condemned to death and burnt at the stake, a memorial on the hill above the town commemorates this event and in 2001 the people of Amersham performed a community play re creating the events of the time.

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Showing Thursday 28 May 2015 to Friday 29 May 2015

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Dining
Restaurant, Bar
In room facilities
Iron And Board In Each Room

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Check-in
From 12:00 hours
Check-out
Until 10:00 hours
Important information
The LateRooms.com rates for The Saracens Head in Amersham are the total price of the room and not the 'per person' rate. All prices are inclusive of all local taxes.
Pets
Pets are not allowed

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Very Good

All reviews (45)

87% would recommend it to a friend

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  • R WYATT

  • April 2015

The Saracens Head

Comfortable accommodation.

Clean and had everything you need. Staff friendly. Good breakfast.

  • Jane S

  • January 2015

Family get together

Booked several rooms for an extended family get together.

Rooms varied from quaint to modern depending on the room. Our room was quaint and above the pub. The bed was very comfy and we slept well. We had a pub lunch before the evening get together (at a family member's house) The food was excellent and there was something for everyone on the menu. I had steak & ale pie which was lovely and rich and all the vegs were freshly cooked and still had a bite to them, just how I like it. The breakfast was well cooked and tasty too if a little rushed. It was explained the half hour for breakfast was only temporary and normal hours would resume the next week. As we may have future family events at Amersham I would definitely stay here again. The staff were all very friendly and helpful and made us feel very welcome.

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