The Saracens Head


38 Whielden Street, Amersham, HP7 0HU

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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 Monday 6 July 2015 to Tuesday 7 July 2015

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Restaurant, Bar
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Iron And Board In Each Room

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From 12:00 hours
Until 10:00 hours
Important information
The 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 are not allowed

Customer Reviews

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All reviews (42)

86% would recommend it to a friend


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  • Robert D

  • June 2015

Comfortable overnight stay in friendly, pleasant surroundings.

Small but very pleasant room off the courtyard of the pub.

Basic but all you need and comfortable for an overnight stay. Pub itself very friendly atmosphere and the staff helpful and polite. Good selection of food ( a bit more vegetarian choice would be nice but this applies to a lot of establishments - not just this one ) Mash and veggie bangers was absolutely fine. Lovely location and a great area for a stroll around. Parking outside on the street not a problem. Overall - nothing to fault. I'd go back again if ever in the area.

  • Deborah W

  • May 2015

Good base to explore the area

The room was small but comfortable.

A little expensive compared with similar places we have stayed. We were a little concerned as it opened straight off the courtyard which was busy with smokers and drinkers. However it became quiet at a very reasonable time so no worries. The breakfast was very good although it would have been nice to have been able to see the selection of cereals and to be given a choice of jams and marmalades. Evening meals looked really nice and we made a mistake in opting to eat elsewhere. The only parking is on street and we were some distance away but it is a safe area.

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