Welcome to The Saracen’s Head
Set in the historic village of Shirley just outside Ashbourne, we are a friendly country pub serving top quality classic pub favourites alongside interesting restaurant style dishes, cooked by our award winning Chef, Robin Hunter and his team.
Food Served Daily
Monday – Saturday 12pm until 2pm / 6pm until 9pm
Sunday 12pm until 2.30pm / 6pm until 9pm
See our sample menu page.
Our most recent entry in the MICHELIN Guide 2017: “rustic, open-plan dining pub opposite the village church, in a remote, picturesque village. Menus are chalked on blackboards above the open fire and offer an eclectic mix of generously portioned pub and restaurant-style classics”
The Harden’s 2016 guide: A “friendly” country pub combining “fantastically creative dishes” (especially meat-based ones), “wonderful beers and wines” and a “great atmosphere”… they’ve “got it just right!”
The second most written about place in the Derbyshire Edition of Alistair Sawdays Hidden Places.
Valentine’s Day Tuesday 14th February: this year we will be serving a special three course menu with a glass of prosecco on arrival.
Mothering Sunday 26th March: we will be serving food all day on Mothering Sunday 12.00pm through until 8.00pm, head to our MENU section.
Looking for a new challenge? We’re currently recruiting for a full time front of house position: click on our JOBS section for all the info.