Real Ale is sold here.
Sudbury Rd / Colchester Rd, CO10 0QJ
grid reference TL 915 407
owner/operator: Patron Capital
Beamed 15th century pub close to a popular roadside golf course. The pub was renamed Saracens in early 2010. Villagers are entitled to play 8 holes which are on common land.
When visited in May 2019 it was undergoing renovation and appears to be getting the old name back.
Most of the building dates from the 18th century but some parts are earlier.
- Accessible to disabled customers
- Beer garden or other outside drinking area
- Bus stop nearby (see transport links for details)
- Dogs welcome
- Evening meals
- Family friendly
- Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
- Real fire
- Restaurant or separate dining area
- Traditional pub games available
Railway station about 3.0 miles away (see transport links for details)
Nearest railway station
The pub is shown on this old OS map from about 1901 (interactive map)
To be sold by auction, by order of the Executors of the Will of Mrs Parker, deceased, Lot 1, the well known, good accustomed freehold inn, the Saracen's Head, advantageously situated in the parish of Newton, on the high road from Sudbury and Colchester. The house contains a good kitchen, large parlour, and dining room, bar, pantry, tap, and store rooms, 4 chambers, brew office, backhouse, and numerous attached offices; a large detached storeroom, stalled and open stabling for 30 horses, barn, piggeries, etc.; 2 neat gardens, good yards, pump with good water etc., as lately occupied lately by Mrs Parker, deceased…
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
Opening date from "Inns and Inn Signs of Norfolk and Suffolk", Alfred Hedges, 1976.
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(** information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)