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***** Due to a burst water pipe in the attic of the Saracens during the recent bad weather we have suffered a large flood that has caused a huge amount of damage to our bedrooms, stairways, halls, bar and restaurant.  


We are are now in the midst of drying out the building, which Is going to take a few weeks longer.  When the Saracens is dry it will be a case of letting the builders in and setting about replacing the damaged ceilings and walls. Our plan is to get the bar and parlour into operation first followed by the rooms.


I cannot not tell you how frustrating this all is, but we will be back up and running as soon as is possible!


As we know more, we will keep you informed.  If you have any enquiries, please email or call us and we will get back to you as soon as possible. *****. 22/03/18



The Saracen’s Head is a Georgian Inn nestled in the heart of the North Norfolk countryside that prides itself on being true to the spirit of its 200-year history, the unique county that surrounds it and its owners, Tim and Janie Elwes, who have made it their vocation to provide a place to eat, drink and stay that is at once timeless, absolutely modern and thoroughly welcoming.


The Saracen’s Head is a hard place to find, hidden away in the lanes of the wild countryside. The middle of nowhere, it would seem to be. But looking a little closer you will find that it is in the centre of everywhere!


North Norfolk has so much to offer and is attractive to people from so many different walks of life. Whether you are looking for somewhere to base yourself whilst discovering this part of East Anglia or just want to play golf at several courses without moving hotel each day then we could well be the ideal choice for you. We’re surrounded by Country Mansions and National Trust properties, there are beaches of every description within 35 minutes drive and when it comes to bird watching then you are spoilt for choice. All these and many more things can be enjoyed whilst you are in Norfolk, read more about our surroundings on the Around page.


Where we come into our own is to provide that wonderfully relaxed home from home where you can return after your day and unwind with a drink and enjoy a delicious meal prepared by our chef, using the best local produce. Definitely, something to look forward to.


Well, here in the middle of nowhere you are in the centre of everywhere, so do read on and discover more about the Saracens and about North Norfolk.


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A BBC Radio 4 show - Anna Hill is in Norfolk on the Blickling Estate to see one farmer's produce end up on her plate at the Sacraens Head.

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