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A pub where traditional meets contemporary

At a glance

Bar menu
Restaurant menu
Open all year
Sports TV
Wheelchair access

Overlooking the front garden and village street, the 1791-built Saracen's Head takes its name from the family crest of Sewallis de Scyrle (pronounced Shirley), a Holy Land crusader. All dishes are made on the premises from local, ethical sources. Starting with smoked salmon, mackerel and trout terrine, it's an easy move to, say, pan-fried venison loin, red cabbage and mash; or roasted cod loin, cheddar crust and creamed leeks. For a quintessential country pub experience, visit on a Sunday at lunchtime.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Opening times: 11-3 6-11 (Sunday 11-10.30)
  • Lunch: Monday to Saturday 12-2, Sunday 12-2.30
  • Dinner: all week 6-9

Food and drink

  • Restaurant menu available
  • Real ales available: IPA, Morland Old Speckled Hen, St Austell Tribute, guest ales

Price guide

  • Main course from10
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Sports TV
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required
  • Wedding receptions


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
  • High chairs


  • Ramp access available


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

A52 from Ashbourne towards Derby. Right in 4 miles to Shirley

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