The Saracens Head - Inn

38 Whielden Street


Very good

Based on 19 reviews
  • Breakfast

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About the hotel


Check-in Instructions

  • Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
  • Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
  • Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
  • This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and cash

Minimum Age


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  • This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQIA friendly).


General description

The Saracen’s Head Inn is a traditional English pub serving real ales, fine wines and home-cooked food every lunchtime and evening. The original stables surrounding the courtyard have been converted into stylish, comfortable en-suite accommodation available for Bed and Breakfast. During the conversion, we discovered an underground bear pit near the cellar. This was used for bear 'baiting' (fighting) over 300years ago, thankfully a tradition no longer kept! We are situated a stone’s throw away from the fashionable shops and boutiques in the High Street of Amersham Old Town. Trains from Amersham Station go directly into London in less than 30mins. It is also extremely popular with walkers who wish to explore the countryside surrounding us. Amersham - probably more than any other similar small town in England - preserves in the streets of the Old Town the same general appearance that it displayed during the 17th and 18th centuries. There is evidence that a Roman Villa existed in the area (any remains now believed buried under Shardeloes Lane). However, the origins of the town go back to pre Saxon times. Amersham was then called Agmodesham. The Doomsday Book listed Amersham as Elmodesham, with 6 manors, one belonging to the wife of Edward the Confessor. In 1200, King John granted the town a market and fair, the fair is still held every year on the 19th and 20th of September, the market every Tuesday, but it has moved to Amersham on the Hill. The Reformation had some roots in the town as several Lollards were condemned to death and burnt at the stake, a memorial on the hill above the town commemorates this event and in 2001 the people of Amersham performed a community play re creating the events of the time.


With a stay at The Saracens Head in Amersham, you'll be a 3-minute walk from Amersham Museum and 5 minutes by foot from Chiltern Hills. This inn is 3.9 mi (6.3 km) from Little Chalfont Golf Club and 4 mi (6.4 km) from Milton's Cottage.


Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Amersham Museum - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Chiltern Hills - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Little Chalfont Golf Club - 6.3 km / 3.9 mi
Milton's Cottage - 6.4 km / 4 mi
Chesham and Leyhill Golf Club - 7.2 km / 4.5 mi
Bekonscot Model Village - 7.8 km / 4.8 mi
Chartridge Park Golf Club - 8.2 km / 5.1 mi
Beaconsfield Artisans Golf Club - 8.8 km / 5.5 mi
Holloway Park - 9.8 km / 6.1 mi
Jordans Quaker Meeting House - 9.8 km / 6.1 mi
Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre - 10 km / 6.2 mi
Chorleywood Golf Club - 10.1 km / 6.3 mi
Buckinghamshire New University - 11.7 km / 7.3 mi
Rex Cinema - 12.9 km / 8 mi
The Pottery Project - 14.4 km / 8.9 mi

The nearest airports are:
Heathrow Airport (LHR) - 31.1 km / 19.3 mi
Luton Airport (LTN) - 39.5 km / 24.6 mi
London City Airport (LCY) - 57.8 km / 35.9 mi

The preferred airport for The Saracens Head is Heathrow Airport (LHR).


At The Saracens Head - Inn, enjoy a satisfying meal at the restaurant. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at the bar/lounge. A complimentary full breakfast is included.


Make yourself at home in one of the 11 guestrooms featuring refrigerators. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Conveniences include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards, and you can also request cribs/infant beds.


Take in the views from a garden.

Business, and other amenities

Free self parking is available onsite.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant

  • Parking


Food & drink
  • Bar
  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant
Parking & transportation
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Does The Saracens Head - Inn offer free breakfast?

    No, The Saracens Head - Inn does not offer complimentary breakfast. It is available at a surcharge.

  • Does The Saracens Head - Inn have non-smoking rooms

    No, The Saracens Head - Inn doesn't have non-smoking rooms.

  • Does The Saracens Head - Inn provide a shuttle service?

    No, Please contact the hotel for more information.

  • Does The Saracens Head - Inn have a swimming pool?

    No, The Saracens Head - Inn does not have a swimming pool.

  • Does The Saracens Head - Inn have free Wi-Fi?

    No, The Saracens Head - Inn does not offer free Wi-Fi.

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