Accommodation in The Wye Valley

Symonds Yat, Wye Valley
Symonds Yat, Wye Valley

Symonds Yat is a perfect location to explore Herefordshire and The Wye Valley.

Near to Ross on Wye, Monmouth and the Forest of Dean, this ancient wooded gorge is divided by the famous River Wye which peacefully passes through, providing some stunning scenery.

Symonds Yat is an AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), also a SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) and many people decide to use the area as a base to explore the surrounding countryside.

With this in mind, there are several high quality hotels, bed and breakfasts, guesthouses, self catering cottages and campsites scattered around Symonds Yat East, Symonds Yat West and Whitchurch.

Bed and Breakfast at The Saracens Head Inn

Room 10

A very popular choice in Symonds Yat East is our very own Saracens Head Inn.

With a Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2014, various food accolades and many returning guests, diners and drinkers we have made many friends since taking over in 1993.

We care about our customers and take time to ensure your visit is as relaxing and enjoyable as possible.

Room 10
Room 10

The location of the Inn is the main attraction, we have simply built on this and endeavoured to reinvest into the pub, restaurant and accommodation to enhance the overall experience of people visiting our little piece of Herefordshire.

From clean and comfy accommodation, to keeping the ancient hand drawn ferry in action, maintaining high levels of food in the kitchen, and of course great wines, ciders and real ales.

As a family run business we genuinely care about the area and the experience our guests have.

Our ten room, family-run Inn, offers fresh, bright and comfortable bed and breakfast accommodation in the heart of the Wye Valley.

Room 11 (Lower Boathouse)

Every room is en-suite, eight of which overlook the river. All rooms have showers, some have showers over baths.

The rooms are fitted out to a high standard with a cottage feel but in a modern contemporary style. You can choose from twin rooms, double rooms and the Boathouse.

The Boathouse rooms are more spacious, one of which comes with its own small balcony- ideal for watching the world go by.

Room 4

The bed and breakfast accommodation is only part of what we do here in the Wye Valley. Our bar serves some fantastic local ales (such as Wye Valley Brewery and Herefordshire ciders) and carefully selected wines too.

We take great pride over our little restaurant with some rewarding reviews and features nationwide.

Guests staying in our accommodation can enjoy full cooked breakfasts or a selection of fruits and cereals.

There is Free WiFi internet throughout the Inn and rooms come with TV, Tea & Coffee facilities- you’ll also be greeted with a smile and we are happy to offer advice on nearby attractions. More info on our Wye Valley accommodation.

Sorry, while we welcome families and animals to the bar and outside terraces, we cannot accommodate small children (under 7 years) and pets in the rooms.


Self Catering Holidays at Sterrett’s Holiday Lodge

Sterrett's Holiday Lodge
Sterrett’s Holiday Lodge

If you would like to stay in Symonds Yat West, and explore Herefordshire and the Royal Forest of Dean then why not consider renting a spacious self catering holiday lodge. The 3 bedroom self catering holiday accommodation has been constructed and fitted out to a high standard with TV, DVD, adequately fitted kitchen and modern bathroom facilities.

The self catering cabin features a large open plan lounge, dining area and kitchen, a hallway with two double bedrooms, one twin bedroom, a shower/bath/toilet and additional toilet with wash basin.

The holiday lodge nestles at the top of the campsite with attractive views across the caravan park, campsite and woodland views beyond. The accommodation can be rented out for couples or families. Prices and availability are available on request.

Follow the link here: Sterrett’s Holiday Lodge

For a great view of Symonds Yat, The Wye Valley and The Saracens Head Inn accommodation please take the time to watch our video below:


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Our New Menus & A Christmas Message

Season’s Greetings to you all!

Restaurant in HerefordshireWe have been making a few changes to the website recently such as embedding the new One Day In Symonds Yat video, and also our Facebook / Twitter accounts into the Saracens Head Inn home page:

Most importantly, all our latest food menus are now updated and can be printed off.

These will be updated regularly to reflect any changes in the menu from season to season. We will endeavour to keep these up-to-date as best as possible. If you’re unsure of something on the menu, it’s always best to give us a quick call to confirm any queries as availability of produce can occasionally change.

Here are our latest menus:

These delicious menus are all now linked to from our Saracen’s Herefordshire Restaurant page.

For those who prefer to use their mobile devices to access the internet, you will be pleased to know that these changes have also been made to the Mobile version of our website.


Tuesday 23rd December: 11.00 – 11.00pm

Wednesday 24th December: 11.00 – 4.00pm

Christmas Day: Closed

Boxing Day: 11.00 – 4.00pm

Saturday 27th December: 11.00 – 4.00pm

Sunday 28th December: 11.00 – 4.00pm

Monday 29th December: 11.00 – 4.00pm

Tuesday 30th December: 11.00 – 4.00pm

Wednesday 31st December: 11.00 – 4.00pm

New Years Day: 11.00 – 4.00pm

Friday 2nd January: 11.00 – 4.00pm

Back to normal hours from Saturday 3rd January, that’s all day – every day

(FOOD SERVED 12.00 – 2.30pm and 6.30 – 9.00pm)

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Below are a few photos of Symonds Yat in deepest winter from 2010, and one from 1998, taken by one of our regulars… And with that we wish all our customers and friends a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! See you all soon. From all at the Saracens Head Inn.

Wye Valley under Snow
Snowy Wye Valley
Snow in The Yat
A frozen Doward Hill
Yat Rock and Forest of Dean under snow
Yat Rock and Forest of Dean under snow
Deer Tracks in Symonds Yat
Deer Tracks in deep forest near Biblins
Snowy cold River Wye 1998
Snowy cold River Wye – 1998




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Check out our new video!

Hello all, if you haven’t seen it already.. We have a fab new video which was recorded by Birmingham video production company One Day In My Life in association with Worcestershire based Grapevine Britain.

The video was filmed in Symonds Yat East, part of the Wye Valley here in Herefordshire. The video shows just how beautiful this part of the world can be and features The Saracens Head Inn.

Filmed during one autumnal September day, 2014.

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A Real Ale and Cider Pub in the Heart of Herefordshire

Herefordshire is predominantly an agricultural county, famous for the stunning rural beauty of the Wye Valley, Hereford cattle, fruit and cider production, and real ale.

There are plenty of lovely old inns and pubs in Herefordshire where you can enjoy all of the above, for instance The Kilpeck Inn, The Stagg (Titley), The Carpenters Arms (Walterstone) and The Barrels in the city of Hereford.

However, few can boast such stunning scenery as our very own Saracens Head Inn.

We have worked extremely hard over the past two decades to build a very loyal customer base, whilst improving our comfy bed and breakfast, restaurant and pub experience for new visitors to the Symonds Yat area. What we try to offer our guests can only really compliment the sheer beauty of this ancient gorge, which happens to be an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

With a 4.4 out of 5 rating on Google and a Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor, it’s nice to see our visitors appreciating a little of what we have on offer, whether it be an afternoon coffee, some delicious food, a night in our quaint accommodation or a relaxing pint of real ale overlooking the river, and whilst we’re talking about real ales.. a perfect opportunity to focus on what’s on at the bar this autumn/winter.

Real Ale, Cider and Lager at The Saracens Head Inn

Wye Valley HPA & Butty Bach Real Ale (Herefordshire)
Wye Valley HPA & Butty Bach Real Ale (Herefordshire)
Sharp's Doom Bar Real Ale & Pilsner Lager (Cornwall)
Sharp’s Doom Bar Real Ale & Pilsner Lager (Cornwall)
Saved By The Bell Bitter (Forest of Dean) & Llandogo Throw Ale (Tintern)
Saved By The Bell bitter (Forest of Dean) & Llandogo Throw Ale (Tintern)
Weston's Rosie's Pig Cloudy Cider & Stowford Press (Herefordshire)
Weston’s Rosie’s Pig Cloudy Cider & Stowford Press (Herefordshire)
Our selection of bottled local ciders such as Severn Cider, McCrindles, Wyld Wood, and Apple County
Our bottled local ciders include Severn Cider, McCrindles, Wyld Wood, and Apple County

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Welcome to our new Blog!

Hello and welcome to our brand new blog for The Saracens Head Inn.

We’re really excited to have a new platform to be able to share some of our interesting local news with those visiting this website and hopefully our ancient inn too!

Keep visiting to find out what’s going on in Symonds Yat and The Saracens Head Inn. Let’s hope we have a great summer!

Cheers, from all the team at The Saracens Head Inn.


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