The Cosy Home From Home At Ye Olde Saracens Head


*Please note this meal was gifted but all views are my own and I will be 100% honest on my review.

Lately, I’ve really been enjoying restaurants that have the cosy, home and country vibe. My goal is to live in the countryside and have somewhere like these places that we go to every week or so for dinner and a drink. I obviously prefer them as well when they are family orientated which most places are these days.

Anyway, I was invited to try the new menu and pizzas at Ye Olde Saracens Head which is in Balsall Common. It’s nicely placed out the way so you feel like your in the countryside more than the busy city vibe.


We were sat down quickly by the lovely staff. The whole vibe in there just screamed cosy aesthetic which I adored. I’d happily go there every week!

I went for the BBQ short rib with triple cooked chips and apple and celeriac slaw. You can see by the pictures the portions are good and it all looks so delicious. Thinking about it now I want it again! The rib was cooked to perfection and just fell of the bone. The chips were cooked exactly how I like them so I enjoyed the meal a lot. The slaw wasn’t for me but I don’t like any kind of slaw.


Scott went for the stone baked pizzas which was a crispy sourdough base, rich tomato sauce and marinated buffalo mozzarella. It’s their own dough recipe and cooked in a wood fire oven which always makes pizzas taste a million times better. For toppings he went for beef ragu which had salami, pepperoni and prosciutto ham. He said it was delicious and doesn’t it just look it?

Finally Lily had some stuff from the children’s menu which was really well priced for the portion size. She had a started of garlic dough balls and crudités, her main was Mac and cheese with garlic bread then she had a pudding of chocolate brownie and cordial to drink. We kept half her main to take back as she didn’t finish it. The children’s set menu is £7.95 and I thought that was really affordable.


We loved going there so much I think I’m going to go back for my birthday meal! Find out more about their menus here.

I highly recommend trying it, they have pizza night deals, steak night deals. Make sure you head on down! Doesn’t it all look delicious?



  1. November 21, 2019 / 7:45 pm

    One of my favourite places to go locally, they are really good with Owen – he particularly likes going to watch the pizzas being made!

  2. November 21, 2019 / 10:59 pm

    It sure is a lovely pub and the food is amazing

  3. November 22, 2019 / 4:58 pm

    That looks so lovely and cosy, I definitely think I am going to add this to my ‘must try’ list.

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