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Saracen’s Head, Bath

Posted on 09. May, 2011 by in Pubs

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Saracen's Head, Bath

Located on Broad Street just across the road from the Postal Museum, the Saracen’s Head is one of Bath’s oldest pubs.


Located on Broad Street, just a few doors from the excellent Pig and Fiddle pub, the Saracen’s Head is an Original Pub Company owned pub. The pub dates from 1713 making it perhaps one of the oldest pubs in Bath. Once an old coaching inn, Charles Dickens stayed there in 1835 when he was working as a Parliamentary reporter.

Despite its old looking exterior and the beams and decorative ceiling at the front of the pub, the interior is largely modern and has a slightly tacky feel to it which is a pity given its history.

It’s a fairly large sized pub yet in places feels quite empty. The large central bar is accessible from anywhere in the pub and features the usual lagers and ciders along with four ales.

This is not the type of pub where you’d want to spend a few hours, it’s more suited to those wanting to watch the football on a big screen.

The Beer

The guest ales when I visited in April were Wells and Young Bombardier, Sharp’s Doom Bar, Wadworth 6X and one other. The 6X was well kept and cost £3.11 a pint.

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Venue Location

Saracen’s Head

32-39 Broad St



Tel: 029 2039 1910

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Beer Taster, Pub Attendee, Photo Taker

Robert Gale likes beer, pubs and beer festivals. He also likes to take photos of beer, pubs and beer festivals. Most weekends of the year you can find him travelling around the UK (and sometimes beyond) photographing and reviewing good quality pubs and beer festivals. He also has a day job in the form of a web developer for Ozum.

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