Welcome To The Oak

Welcome to Oak, the highly anticipated new restaurant at the historic Saracen’s Head! We are thrilled to announce that our doors are officially open to the public, and we invite you to embark on a remarkable culinary journey with us.

At Oak, we have the privilege of having Chef Simon Thornewill at the helm, a seasoned expert with an impressive 17 years of experience in the culinary world. With his exceptional skill and passion for creating unforgettable dining experiences, Chef Simon brings a unique touch to our venue, elevating traditional dishes with a contemporary flair.


Monday & Tuesday:

Wednesday & Thursday:
Coffee, Cake & Bar: 10am-9pm
Lunch: 12pm-5pm
Dinner: 5pm-8pm

Friday & Saturday:
Coffee, Cake & Bar: 10am-10pm
Lunch: 12pm-5pm
Dinner: 5pm-8.30pm

Coffee, Cake & Bar: 10am-6pm
Sunday Lunch: 12pm-3pm

Spring Menu

Welcome to Oak, the summer haven of culinary delights! Join us for an extraordinary dining experience available throughout spring. 

Chef Simon Thornewill has curated a menu that perfectly captures the essence of the season, infusing traditional winter dishes with a modern twist. Savour the richness of locally sourced ingredients as they come to life in each dish, creating a truly exceptional dining adventure. Whether it’s the warmth of the Confit Pork Belly, the freshness of the Crab Cannelloni, or the comfort of the Butter Poached Chicken, our spring menu showcases the best of winter flavours. Join us at Oak for a memorable winter feast in the heart of the historic Saracen’s Head. Secure your table and embark on a culinary journey that embraces the spirit of spring.

Afternoon Tea


Indulge in the timeless tradition of Afternoon Tea at Oak at the Saracens for £19.95 per person. This exquisite experience requires advance booking, ensuring a delightful culinary journey 24 hours in advance.

Delight your taste buds with a selection of savoury sandwiches.

The experience reaches its pinnacle with warm scones accompanied by jam and clotted cream. To satisfy your sweet tooth, savour a variety of cakes and treats.

Elevate your Afternoon Tea with a touch of sparkle by opting for a glass of Prosecco for just £6 extra. Immerse yourself in the cozy ambiance and relish the exquisite Twinnings Tea Selection, featuring English, Peppermint, Green, Camomile, and Raspberry teas.

Weddings & Events

Whether you are planning a small get together or a large party, we have fantastic spaces to accommodate the occasion.  From dinner parties, baby showers, christenings, funerals we have hosted many celebrations for multiple generations of families up to 100 guests. 

Please contact us with any enquiries and know that we will be very happy to discuss your ideas and help plan your event.

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