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HIGH STREET, Saffron Walden, CB11 4TD, United Kingdom – Show map
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Food & Drink
Restaurant, Bar, Special diet menus (on request)
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not possible).
Non-smoking rooms, Heating, Non-smoking throughout
16:00 - 23:00 hours
07:00 - 12:00 hours
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Children and extra beds
All children are welcome.
Extra beds are not available.
Children's cots/cribs are not available.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
Pets are not allowed.
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Based on 52 reviews
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In the centre of Saffron Walden, the 16th-century Saffron Hotel offers individual en suite bedrooms with Freeview TV and CD players. It has a conservatory restaurant and free Wi-Fi in public areas.
Score from 92 reviews Good
In picturesque Thaxted, Swan Hotel is just 8 miles from London Stansted Airport. The historic coaching inn features a charming restaurant, real ale bar and elegant rooms with free Wi-Fi.
Score from 294 reviews Good
Just 5 minutes’ drive from Stansted Airport, this Days Inn is close to the M11 and provides free parking for guests. It offers rooms with free Wi-Fi and a 24-hour reception.
Score from 723 reviews Good
Dating back to the 16th century, this charming inn is only 20 minutes’ drive from the historic centre of Cambridge.
Score from 100 reviews Superb
The staff The food The pub itself and excellent wifi
We didn't check the location of the Hotel as we had assumed that High Street Saffron Walden, ie the address stated, was in the centre of the town. It was our own fault, as it actually mentioned the village of Littleborough as location in the description.
Staff and owners were very friendly and the food was excellent and great value
Wifi not good and no cell phone signal at all
The food was very good, although the evening menu was very limited,what we had was excellent. Breakfast was lovely. Nice pub.
Noisy due to single glazed windows. Also pub noise kept us awake but to be expected as it it was a busy Saturday night.
Friendly welcome. Pleasant room with excellent shower.
The room overlooked the main road which meant heavy traffic going past from 4 am. I had a very broken night's sleep.
Welcoming & friendly family run inn Plenty of room in the family bedroom Food was lovely :D
Noisy saniflow system has to be heard to be believed. Pub was on main wagon route into Saffron Walden so wagons start thundering past at daft o clock in morning. Room was not serviced throughout 3 day stay. Had to ask for more towels and there was only half a roll of toilet paper on arrival!! Shower room/toilet was not very clean and the toilet handle was loose and was not easy to flush the toilet, although when you did you have to put up with 15 mins or so loud noise. Asked for an invoice as a it was a business expense wouldn't provide one then but said they would email one - still waiting. VERY POOR
Character property, good sized room. Staff did rustle up a quick cooked breakfast when told we had to get away early.
No plugs in sink or bath, no hairdryer. We stayed Saturday night and needed an early start on Sunday….pub party on Saturday night meant no sign of staff till 8.15 on Sunday morning (we nearly had to leave without paying!) Then told that breakfast didn't start at weekends till 9 am, despite notice in room saying breakfast from 7am.
A pleasant bedroom with comfortable beds. Good shower. Ample parking.
We waited 1 and a half hours for our evening meal, having been told it would be 40 minutes. We were told this was because they were busy, although we only saw 2 other tables being used. We were told breakfast was at 8 o'clock, but when we got downstairs there was no-one to serve us. After about 10 minutes a family arrived and said that breakfast was at 9 o'clock on Saturdays. The vegetarian option appeared to be 2 vinegarry over- poached eggs ,6 mushroom pieces and 3 enormous chunks of slightly burnt toast! The whole thing seemed disorganised and we wondered if this was due to a lack of competition in the area.
Very good standard of room, comfy bed with home touches including biscuits with tea and coffee. Bathroom goodies essential when you forget like I had!
Landlord & landlady very pleasant. Breakfast very good quality & any request catered for.
Asking for towels several times & receiving two damp bath towels. No hand towels or bath mat. Concerned about the cleanliness of the bathroom, large spiders web & spider in corner of bathroom.
Relaxed atmosphere, friendly people. Didn't have dinner there so can't comment but breakfast was good.
Smokers under bedroom window. Smoke drifted in and noisy till pub closed.
Friendly staff. Food well presented Room comfortable
Cleanliness of pub toilets poor. Room not serviced during our stay, tea, coffee not replenished. Evening menu - many items not available - disappointing.
Another good example of a traditional inn with very good food, and rooms with good beds and very good bathrooms. Has good off street parking lot. The regulars have a nice friendly assortment of dogs, and are amiable folks.
Our room was very big and modern with a nice bed and had en-suite
The bathroom was not as modern as the room When we came down to breakfast there was only the chef left to see to us and he then also checked us out - nobody else present to ask if everything was ok or say goodbye
Meals were very nice.
Good Hotel to stay at, friendly staff
a delightful friendly country pub! we were going to a party in Saffron Walden, but couldn't find a hotel in the town with parking. only 5 minutes away by taxi we found just the spot! there home-cooked meals sounded great. and our breakfast was lovely!
Very friendly and helpful staff. Nice pub with good food.
Creaky flooboards, thin walls
Staff were very friendly and helpful - gave plenty of information re history, and directions. Owners son kindly carried our bags up to our room.
The room was overpriced for what was available. The room was very noisy with creaking floor boards right throughout the hotel. The toilet didn't flush properly and a motor of some sort ran whenever the toilet was used - making a loud noise for 10 - 15 mins each time. We thought a lorry or tractor had stopped outside our bedroom window the first time it happened. It also happened without our using the bathroom - sometimes late at night. Room was very small with no space to lay out suitcases. The shower water didn't run away the first time we used it although may have something to do with the heavy rain we had a few hours before hand. Next day it was fine.
The noise of the traffic
Owners were a very nice couple and supplied us with a lovely cooked breakfast, very attentative..
Clean rooms comfortable beds Friendly staff good food
Shower was a bit volatile and very hot, difficult to regulate bathroom sink needs clearing
The friendliness of the owners, and the beautiful surrounding countryside. The Sunday roast was excellent, and they had my favourite wine, Zinfandel!! The bedrooms were adequate; I slept well. Glad to have a TV with radio freeview on it. (My little radio would not pick up Radio 4.).
Unfortunately the electrics played up and the fire alarm went off two or three times ... very loud!! If I had stayed longer, I would have preferred more/larger drawer space, and coathangers in the cupboard. For two people I think the room would have been a bit of a squash all round. A little bit too remote for someone on her own who doesn't drive, but taxi service excellent. The website I used said that the Queens Head was in Saffron Walden High Street, and it was only after I had booked it and I googled "streetmap" to see exactly where it was, I realised it was in Littlebury. Never mind!
Simon and Claire could not have been more helpful. Good atmosphere, food excellent. Finishing a refit but didn't cause us a problem. Intend to return and will encourage others to visit.
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