A historic Wedding venue, hotel and restaurant located in the historic Minster town of Southwell, Nottinghamshire.

Welcome to The Saracens Head Hotel

About the hotel

*Please contact the hotel directly for the best prices on the internet. Where possible, discounts and complimentary Four Poster upgrades will be given to those who book directly through the hotel* Unlike booking.com, all bedrooms booked directly through the hotel have free cancellation 48 hours prior to arrival.

Opening Times

Bed and breakfast will be open every day of the week.

The bar will be open from 12pm-8pm Tuesday – Saturday.

We are serving casual bar lunches and afternoon teas from Wednesday to Saturday, 12-6:45pm. Private dining is available if pre-booked. Tea and coffee will be served as usual throughout the day.

We are fortunate to be within walking distance of many fabulous local eateries. We will look to expand these hours as business picks up. Please bear with us! We thank everybody for their understanding and support!

The Saracens Head Hotel offers banqueting facilities for up to 120, with 27 ensuite bedrooms, one of which most famously accommodated King Charles I the night before he surrendered to the Scottish Commissioners during the Civil War.

Only 30 minutes outside of Nottingham and close to all major transport links, we invite you to explore one of England’s most historic hotels.

Food & Drink

The Saracens Head offers bistro dining in The King Charles Restaurant, an elegant, oak panelled room that dates back to the 17th Century.


Comfortable accommodation in the heart of Southwell. All of our bedroom rates include a full English breakfast.

“What a wonderful hotel, fabulous stay, very historical and well kept…”



The Saracens Head Hotel offers Wedding facilities for up to 120, with 27 ensuite bedrooms


Whether you are planning a small get together or a large party, we have 4 terrific spaces to accommodate the occasion.