Kings Head Inn


204 Wincheap, Canterbury, CT1 3RY

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About the hotel

The King's Head is a traditional friendly 15th century oak beamed inn situated in the historic city of Canterbury offering a licensed bar, food and en-suite bed and breakfast facilities. We are conveniently situated and within easy walking distance to the city centre and Cathedral. In addition to the Cathedral Canterbury is home to Universities and Kent County Cricket Club, the St Lawrence ground is approximately one mile away.

Four real ales are available in the bar and we are listed in the 2013 CAMRA Good Beer Guide and the 2007 CAMRA Beer, Bed and Breakfast Guide. In the relaxing bar you will find exposed beams and pub games including darts, bar billiards and a range of board games. The attractive garden plays host to the Kentish game of Bat & Trap during the summer months and also has a substantial heated smoking area. A wide range of bar snacks and meals are available evenings and weekend lunchtimes either in the bar or separate dining room. The cosy bedrooms, which have exposed beams, are all en-suite with a shower and toilet. All rooms have a flat screen colour television with Freesat, tea/coffee making facilities, fan and hair dryer. In addition to central heating rooms have an electric fan heater. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout. Fee car parking is available on our driveway at the side of the inn. Alternatively there is public pay car park 30 metres away.

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Showing Saturday 28 November 2015 to Sunday 29 November 2015

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Hotel Non-Smoking Throughout
Family friendly
Cots available , Pets Allowed
Car parking available onsite , Car Parking Available Offsite , Park and Ride
In room entertainment
Video/DVD Player , TV , Satellite TV , Radio
In room facilities
Tea/Coffee making facilities in each room , Hairdryer in each room
Hotel services
Wake Up Call Available
Bar , Breakfast to go

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From 14:00 hours
Until 10:30 hours
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Pets are allowed

Customer Reviews

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94% would recommend it to a friend


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  • Matt S

  • November 2015

Excellent Value for an overnight stay

thoroughly enjoyed our short stay at the Kings Head in Canterbury.

The room was not huge, but more than adequate for 1 night, and was well stocked with toiletries and hot beverages. Tthe staff were great, the breakfast was good, and overall it was top value for money.

  • D F

  • November 2015

Broken window frame & stained sheets ruined our time away.

Upon arrival at The King's Head Inn we were handed our room & front door key, & taken to our room by the barmaid where we were instructed to fill out our 'Breakfast Request' (i.e.

vegetarian or omnivorous). I had one further interaction with the staff the next morning when, for whatever reason, I was incorrectly given an inedible dry & dreary vegetarian breakfast congealed to the plate. I wasn't asked how it was & I was far too exhausted from lack of sleep in my noisy room to complain. The Inn lies on an incredibly busy main road, yet the front room in which my girlfriend & I stayed had no insulation from the sound whatsoever. To make matters worse the window was secondary glazing with a broken window frame which left a gap of about an inch to the outside - plenty of room for the traffic din to penetrate to such an extent that neither of us were able to sleep for the whole evening. And finally, to add insult to injury, the lower bed sheet had a suspicious dark brown stain on it about halfway down. I've never stayed in such an awful place in my life, & hope I never have to again. All in all we paid £70 for the privilege of having our weekend away in historic Canterbury completely ruined.

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