Hotel Saracens Head

219, Watling StreetTowcesterNN12 6BXUnited Kingdom
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About Hotel Saracens Head

The charming 400-year-old Hotel Saracens Head hotel was featured in Charles Dickens' first novel. Its popular bar and restaurant is the social centre of the old Roman town of Towcester.

Each of the traditionally-furnished rooms offers free Wi-Fi, a private bathroom, TV, tea and coffee making facilities, and hairdryer. Single and double rooms are available.

Free on-site parking is available to guests and banquet and meeting spaces are available for events.

Traditional British food, as well as a few modern dishes, are served all day at the hotel's restaurant and bar. The bar and lounge features three distinct areas for guests and locals to relax and enjoy a drink in.

Hotel Saracens Head hotel is just a five-minute walk from Towcester Racecourse. The canal-side village of Stoke Bruerne is only a 10-minute drive away.


219, Watling Street, Towcester, NN12 6BX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1327350414 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Business centre
  • Car park
  • Conference rooms
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parasols
  • Porter service
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Cosmetic mirror
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

The staff is wonderful.

Previous guests were quite pleased with how friendly the staff is at Saracens Head. They found everyone they encountered to be pleasant, courteous, and willing to accommodate requests.

You'll have room to spread out.

Many reviews happily mentioned the size of the guest rooms. They were pleasantly surprised by how spacious the rooms were, especially for such an old building.

The hotel has character.

Guests really appreciated the age and history of the hotel. They found the building beautiful and the traditional style decor charming. Many guests were excited to stay in the hotel because it was mentioned in Charles Dickens' first novel "The Pickwick Papers".

Negative Reviews

The food could be better.

Many guests took issue with the food served at the hotel’s restaurant. They felt that the quality was generally substandard. Several reviews mentioned items arriving cold or orders that were incorrect. Those that enjoyed their meals were quick to state that it was nothing fancy, but a decent, affordable meal option. There were also repeated mentions of slow service, with some complaining of as much as a 25-minute wait for their food.

The bar is rather lively.

Depending on the guest in question, this was either the best or the worst part of their stay. The bar is a favourite spot for locals and guests, and has been for centuries. It’s large and frequently populated by revelers. This was excellent for guests looking to have a good time, but business travellers and families with young children were less than pleased. They found that the noise from the bar disrupted their sleep, and that it continued well into the night even on weekdays.

The cleanliness leaves something to be desired.

While the rooms were by no means filthy, many found small issues with the cleanliness of their guest room such as excess dust or cobwebs in the corners.

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