The Saracens Head Inn is situated right alongside the River Wye at Symonds Yat East. It is a 16th Century building, some original features still remain on the inside but it has in the main has been furnished to provide comfy seating with great view of the West bank. The menu here looked really nice and we did call in originally for a meal but were told that they had stopped serving food. We had a drink instead and were directed to Rose Cottage for a snack.
Rose Cottage is a quaint little cafe with some great outdoor seating overlooking the River Wye. There are mainly snacks and baguettues on the menu here and I happened to notice that the cream tea's were very popular with the other customers. There is not a lot of inside seating here so we sat outside under a sun umbrella. This would have been perfect on a warm sunny day but it was a showery day & not that warm. Luckily the rain held off & we were able to admire the great views of the river while eating our food. The service was good and the owner was really friendly. The food was ok but the real plus had to be the fantastic views.
This 17thC inn on the riverside has a long frontage and steeply sloping terraces behind.
We did not sleep or eat here but I am mentioning it because of the very obliging service and friendly reception that we received.
We decided to top up our picnic supplies before starting off on the Wye Valley Walk. They do not advertise any take away service but were happy to make up some sandwiches with a bag of salad and two packets of tyrrells crisps ( the best local crisps you can buy). In no time at all two packed lunches were prepared for us.
When we returned and got off the ferry ( the ferryman seems to wotk at the inn in between crossings) we all went inside to the cosy, flagstoned floored bar ( no probs with muddy boots in here) and had drinks and crisps. A very good selection of locally brewed real ales are available.. and the children found their favourite fruit drinks there too. There were quite a few people sitting outside on terracea overlooking the river. The restaurant looked inviting - both that and the lounge are "No muddy boots areas".
There are 10 ensuite rooms here - one of which, we were told by a workman was currently undergoing refurbishment to bring it up to the standard of the others..
Room rates for two including breakfast range from £79 - £130. Top price is for a superior suite.
Wireless internet access is available in and outside the hotel.
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