• We've given guests a warm welcome since the 19th century

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  • Relax in our restaurant and take your pick of traditional, tasty treats

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The Hotel

Nestled in the heart of the charming market town of Great Dunmow, Essex, the Saracens Head Hotel stands as a beacon of hospitality, offering a delightful retreat for locals and visitors alike. With a prime location, this historic establishment provides a relaxing setting for a stay in Essex.

For those seeking a more refined dining experience, our Restaurant awaits, offering an elegant setting to indulge in some of the finest cuisine the area has to offer. The menu, curated with precision and passion, showcases a symphony of flavours that will tantalize your taste buds and leave a lasting impression.

A Fascinating History


The Saracens Head hotel is a former coaching Inn within 6 miles of Stansted airport.

The hotel has a 400 year history of providing accommodation in the historic town of

Great Dunmow and is opposite the Old Market Place with history gong right back to 1540

(when it was built). First recorded as a coaching Inn in the 1700’s.

Great Dunmow is one of England’s handful of Flitch towns.


Our People


Everyone visiting the hotel will notice something

that everyone who works here has in common

– they genuinely love their job. As a proud family

company, we welcome everyone in with open

arms and look after them as a mother would.



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Join Us


The Coaching Inn Group are a Sunday Times Top 100

Best Company and have been recognised for our

industry-leading training and the opportunity

to progress. If you have the energy, drive and

professionalism to represent our strong company

values then we would love to hear from you.



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The Coaching Inn Group


The Saracens Head is part of The Coaching Inn Group,

which has a passion for restoring lovely old historic

coaching inns. We have built a portfolio of these

stunning buildings through refurbishing, revitalising

and breathing life back into these inns, creating

elegant, comfortable and well-priced accommodation

and relaxed and stylish bars, coffee houses & eateries




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