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***** Since we last updated you there has been some progress! The building is now properly dry, well as dry as an old building with no gutters is ever likely to be!  The contractors have completed the “stripping out” and we are about to start putting things back together, sadly this will not be a quick process as all the old style lath and plaster ceilings and lime plaster walls will take several weeks to dry once they have been put up.


The plan is to get the restaurant, bar and parlour ready first, so that we can start serving meals again!!  The rough date for this is mid August, but will be dependant on the plaster drying, so let’s hope we have a hot summer!  The bedrooms and everything else on the first and second floors is unlikely to be ready before late September.  Thank you all for your support and we hope to see you soon.  Best regards Tim, Janie and all the Saracen’s Team.  11/06/2018*****




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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