Ye Olde Kings Head


Ye Olde Kings Head, 48-50 Lower Bridge Street,, Chester, CH1 1RS

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About the hotel

The Kings Head is a traditional Inn built in 1622 on the west side of Lower Bridge Street. The name refers to when King Charles stayed at the nearby Gamul House during the English Civil War. Originally it was the town house for Peter the Clerk, the administrator of Chester Castle.

It initially contained a section of the Chester Rows, but these were enclosed during the alterations made between the 15th and early 17th centuries. It is designated by English Heritage as a Grade II* listed building. With its deep history comes many tales of ghosts and sprits. Paranormal teams have carried out studies within the Inn for a number of years and believe there is up to thirteen sprits trapped within our walls. Since buying the business in March 2012 thousands of pounds has been spent trying to bring the Ye Olde Kings Head back to its former glory. In November 2012, the property had an extensive refurbishment throughout the bar and restaurant areas, every en-suite bathroom was also replaced and redecorated to a high standard keeping to the traditionally character of the building. So, why not sit back unwind and soak up the friendly atmosphere whilst savouring your favourite drink in front of one of our open fires; indulge in our freshly prepared meals all cooked in house to order from award winning locally sourced supplies cooked to traditionally British pub classics with a modern twist.

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Showing Tuesday 1 December 2015 to Wednesday 2 December 2015

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Car parking available onsite
Restaurant , Bar
Wi-Fi Available In Public Areas

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From 14:00 hours
Until 11:00 hours
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Pets are not allowed

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96% would recommend it to a friend


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  • Carol Shewring

  • November 2015

Our midweek break

We stayed at Ye Old Kings head for just one night.

The service from the staff was excellent, they went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable. The evening meal we chose was excellent. As was the breakfast the next morning. The only downside was the fact that we couldn't adjust the heating in our room. It was much too warm for us . We would definitely return!

  • J Howarth

  • November 2015

review Ye Olde Kings Head, Chester

Absolutely fantastic stay.All the staff were so friendly and helpful,the food was excellent.The room was quirky with character,though we didnt experience any of the resident ghostly movements .Central location for the best sightseeing opportunities.We only stayed one night but wish we'd had longer and would definitely recommend this traditional gem.

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