Review on Saracens at Hadnall
Originally a coaching inn, some five miles outside Shrewsbury, this Grade II-listed building has been transformed into a smart, stylish restaurant-with-rooms by new incumbents Allison and Ben Christie. The original pub bar has been turned into a comfortable lounge with luxury leather sofas and a blazing log fire, and there are a two separate dining areas as well as a pretty courtyard garden.
Light meals and sandwiches are offered at lunchtime, but the big event is dinner. Indigenous British ingredients show up strongly on the menu and there's always a specials board listing additional dishes. A pressing of Gloucester Old Spot pork and garlic is served with fig chutney, while slivers of smoked halibut are accompanied by honey-glazed baby beets and horseradish. Main courses also highlight carefully sourced raw materials: loin of Attingham Park venison with braised red cabbage, celeriac puree and rowanberry jus or honey-glazed Goosnargh duck breast on pak choi with ginger soy sauce, for example. To round things off, expect fine cheeses and skilfully crafted desserts such as apple, pecan and orange crumble.
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Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.30pm (12.00 - 4.00pm Sun)
Dinner: 7.00 - 9.30pm Mon-Sat
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express