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The Saracens Head

Self Assessed
38 Whielden Street, Amersham, Buckinghamshire, HP7 0HU, United Kingdom

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4.3/5 from 159 Reviews

94% Would Recommend

Facilities

  • Wi-fi
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
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  • Free Wifi
  • Sleeps up to: 2
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Description

All double rooms have a comfortable bed, one being a four poster, tea and coffee making facilities and TV. Each room has shower facilities and the tariff includes a full cooked breakfast.

Facilities

Facilities

  • Shower only
  • Fire alarm with light
  • Iron
  • Ironing facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Free WiFi Internet
  • Hairdryer
  • Non-smoking
  • Tea and coffee making facilities

Reviews

The Saracens Head

(159 Guest Reviews)

Guest Ratings

  • 65
  • 78
  • 10
  • 5
  • 1

Review Summary

  • Rooms 4.0
  • Value 4.1
  • Friendliness 4.7
  • Cleanliness 4.2
  • Facilities 4.0
  • Service 4.6
  • Location 4.5

Review Overall Rating

  • 5.0
  • 4.0
  • 3.0
  • 2.0
  • 1.0
  • 4.3

The Saracens Head Information

Description

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.

Facilities

  • Bar
  • Free WiFi internet
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi internet

Parking

  • Free parking

Children's Facilities

  • Highchairs

Business Facilities

  • Photocopying

Dining

  • Cooked breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Activities and Experiences

  • Fine dining
  • Fishing
  • Fly fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf - driving range
  • Art galleries & museums
  • Nightclubs
  • Shopping
  • Antiques & fairs
  • Shopping - boutique
  • Shopping - outlet
  • Walking
  • Water activities
  • Water-skiing
  • Windsurfing

Accessibility

The Saracens Head has eight ground floor rooms which are easily accessible from the front of the building. The bar and eating area is also on the ground floor with just a small step at the front door.

Policies

Check in: 12:00 till 23:00
Early check-in available on request
Check out: 10:00
Child Policy: Children welcome
Smoking Policy: No smoking
Accommodation type: Inn
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Directions

  • Road from M25 (6.0 miles)
    Exit M25 at J18 Chorleywood. Follow A404 through Chorleywood, Little Chalfont and into Amersham. Drive down the hill to round about and turn right towards Amersham Old Town. Pass Tesco's on right into Old Town and Whielden Street is on left hand side just before the clock tower. The Saracens Head Inn is 100m on the left hand side.
  • Train from Amersham Station (1.2 miles)
    Exit Amersham Station and turn left. At mini-roundabout turn left onto the A416 At roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the A316 At roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Broadway At mini-roundabout turn left onto Whielden Street Saracens Head Inn is 100m on the left hand side.
  • Air from Heathrow Airport (18.9 miles)
    At Terminal 5 Roundabout take the 1st exit onto the M25 Exit M25 at J18 Chorleywood. Follow A404 through Chorleywood, Little Chalfont and into Amersham. Drive down the hill to round about and turn right towards Amersham Old Town. Pass Tesco's on right into Old Town and Whielden Street is on left hand side just before the clock tower.
  • Air from Luton Airport (26.5 miles)
    Join M1 travel south to Junction 21 onto M25 towards Watford. Exit M25 at J18 Chorleywood. Follow A404 through Chorleywood, Little Chalfont and into Amersham. Drive down the hill to round about and turn right towards Amersham Old Town. Pass Tesco's on right into Old Town and Whielden Street is on left hand side just before the clock tower.
  • Air from Gatwick Airport (55.6 miles)
    Join M23 at junction 9 Drive North on M25 Exit M25 at J18 Chorleywood. Follow A404 through Chorleywood, Little Chalfont and into Amersham. Drive down the hill to round about and turn right towards Amersham Old Town. Pass Tesco's on right into Old Town and Whielden Street is on left hand side just before the clock tower. Saracens Head Inn is 100m on the left hand side.

 
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