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Saracens Head - Inn in Norfolk

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Wolterton, Norwich, NR11 7LZ, Norfolk
England, United Kingdom

Tim & Janie Elwes

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+44 (0)1263 768909 (landline)

You’ll find Norfolk ales, French wines and a hint of eccentricty at this old-school inn, where local food and comfy beds keep you smiling

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Lost in the lanes of deepest Norfolk, an English inn that's hard to beat. Outside, Georgian red-brick walls stand to attention at the front, but nip round the back and find them at ease in a beautiful courtyard where you can knock back a pint of Wherry in the evening sun before slipping inside to eat. Tim and Janie upped sticks from the Alps, unable to resist the allure of this lovely old inn. A sympathetic refurbishment has worked its magic, but the spirit remains the same: this is a country-house pub with lovely staff who go the extra mile. Downstairs the bar hums with happy locals who come for Norfolk ales and good French wines, while the food in the restaurant is as good as ever: Norfolk pheasant and rabbit terrine, wild duck or Cromer crab, treacle tart and caramel ice-cream. Upstairs, there's a sitting room on the landing, then six pretty rooms. All have have smart carpets, wooden furniture, comfy beds and sparkling bathrooms. There's masses to do: ancient Norwich, the coast at Cromer, golf on the cliffs at Sheringham, Blickling Hall, a Jacobean pile. Don't miss Sunday lunch. Blissful stuff.

Children welcome
Suitable for guests with children aged 3 and over.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
Wireless internet access available.
Pets welcome
Please let the owner know if you want to bring pets.
Vegetarian meals
Available on request.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.

Local points of interest from Tim & Janie Elwes:

Local points of interest from
Tim & Janie Elwes:

  • In Norfolk we have many different types of beach. Sandy ones for children, long deserted ones for the dogs and walkers, muddy and wet ones for the wild life and twitchers, ones with cliffs and pebbles and of course those with pine trees and sand dunes.
  • The Saracens is surrounded by large country houses. Wolterton and Mannington are both within 3 miles. Blickling hall, the old home of Anne Bolyne is a 10 minute car journey or a beautiful hour long walk over the meadows and Blickling park.
  • If you want a base whilst playing golf, there's nowhere better, with courses on the coast at Sheringham, Cromer, Brancaster to mention a few and on the other side there are courses just outside Norwich at Eaton, Wensum, Barnham Broom and The Royal Norwich.
  • Norfolk is the place to visit if you like churches. Even the smallest villages have the most enormous church. visit Salle, Aylsham, Reepham (2 churches) Blakeney, Booton, Burgh and Brampton all within about 20 minutes drive.
  • What to do on the rainy days? well Norwich is well worth a visit, with two Cathedrals, a castle, lovely cobbled streets and old buildings. The Theatre Royal has great productions or Cinema City. The Sainsbury Centre for visual arts is close to the UEA.
  • All you need now is to sit down to a delicious locally sourced meal here at the Saracens. Being that we are in the middle of all this farmland we would be crazy not to make the most of all the great produce that is surrounding us! Great local food.
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"Excellent lunch, best treacle tart EVER! Welcoming friendly staff, lovely setting. Wish it was our local."

Alison - Winchester , United Kingdom

September 2017
"My husband, dog and I have just spent an incredibly relaxing two nights dinner, bed and breakfast at the Saracen's Head. Wonderful food, quality accommodation and tranquil atmosphere. Felt like a much longer holiday and we are looking forward to returning in June 2015. "
April 2015
"A group of us stayed for 4 nights and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Newly decorated rooms very tastefully done. Excellent food and drink. Tim and co were very accommodating, we would highly recommend. Lovely inn would definitely re visit."
May 2011

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Pub A classic English inn and local foodies’ favourite View more details


  • 5 Twin/doubles
  • , 1 Family room for 4
Price:(i) £110 to£160 per night

Singles £75. Extra bed/sofabed available £25 per person per night.

Booking info:


Lunch from £6.50. Dinner, 3 courses, £25-£35.



Paw prints Bringing your dog
Handy to know:

Many local walks for dogs and their owners; beaches nearby too. Dogs on leads please as there are sheep and cattle very nearby.

Dog treats:

Dog bed, and towels for drying off wet, nicely tired out dogs.

Dog fee:

Dogs £5 per night. Max. 2.

Bringing your dog

Wolterton, Norwich, NR11 7LZ, Norfolk

Inn 5 Twin/double rooms
Price: (i) £ 110 to £ 130 per night
Inn 1 Family room, sleeping 4
Price: (i) £ 110 to £ 160 per night

Tim & Janie Elwes

Visit website

+44 (0)1263 768909 (landline)