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Ye Olde Kings Head, 48-50 Lower Bridge Street

Chester, 

Cheshire, 


CH1 1RS,  England
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. The building its self is full of character with traditionally wooden beams, open fire places for the winter and friendly staff. The Inn is situated just a few minutes' walk from city centre; making it a perfect location for tourists or couples escaping to relax. To top it all off we serve fresh food daily
  • En-suite rooms
  • Family friendly
  • Dining
  • Parking Available
  • Luxury
  • Historic & Haunted
  • Bar
  • Close to town
  • Internet Access
  • Sophisticated
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Guest Reviews
Guest reviews for Ye Olde Kings Head, Chester are provided by real guests who have actually stayed at the property.
Rooms:
4.0
Value:
4.3
Friendliness:
4.8
Cleanliness:
4.4
Facilities:
4.0
Staff service:
4.7
Location:
4.8
Breakfast:
4.2
Guest Rating: 4.4
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Nadine
Mature Couple
Stayed: Jan '15
5
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
5
Value:
5
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
5
Staff service:
5
Location
5
Breakfast:
5
"Beyond expectations, couldn't have asked for more"
We stayed for two nights at Ye Olde Kings Head, we went for a mini break and some quality time, we were greeted at the door by friendly bar staff who were genuinely interested in out plans for our sta… Read more
"Beyond expectations, couldn't have asked for more"
We stayed for two nights at Ye Olde Kings Head, we went for a mini break and some quality time, we were greeted at the door by friendly bar staff who were genuinely interested in out plans for our stay. The whole hotel was impeccably clean, including the bar and customer toilets. Every detail was perfect, the staff were always friendly and helpful and couldn't do enough for us, the food is all home cooked and delicious, and the bedroom was clean and comfortable. Read less
Likes:
Everything but the staff really made our stay more enjoyable.
Dislikes:
None
Guest Review for Ye Olde Kings Head, Chester
ANTHONY
Alone
Stayed: Jan '15
5
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
5
Value:
5
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
4
Staff service:
5
Location
5
Breakfast:
5
"Cosy &welcoming"
Lovely historic Inn, very friendly atmosphere, nice rooms… Read more
"Cosy &welcoming"
Lovely historic Inn, very friendly atmosphere, nice rooms Read less
Likes:
Very good food, full English breakfast, the room was comfy and I enjoyed the friendly company of the ghost! Knocks & bumps during the night were great I will definitely stay there again
Dislikes:
None
Guest Review for Ye Olde Kings Head, Chester
Mandy
Mature Couple
Stayed: Jan '15
4
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
2
Value:
3
Friendliness:
4
Cleanliness:
2
Facilities:
2
Staff service:
2
Location
5
Breakfast:
4
"Staff friendly accomodation comfortable"
2 night birthday/Christmas present wanted to stay in a haunted inn unfortunately no ghostly activity observed however we had a thoroughly good weekend inn very conveniently located in the heart of cit… Read more
"Staff friendly accomodation comfortable"
2 night birthday/Christmas present wanted to stay in a haunted inn unfortunately no ghostly activity observed however we had a thoroughly good weekend inn very conveniently located in the heart of city all local amenities close by. Staff very friendly and helpful. Just a couple of very minor comments the room was very cold but bed lovely warm and comfortable the shower hot but no pressure. Other than that fab and would definitely stay here again Read less
Likes:
Convenient to all shops right in the town centre staff friendly and helpful
Dislikes:
None
Guest Review for Ye Olde Kings Head, Chester
More Information
3 Stars Self Assessed Hotel
Parking
On-site parking
Types of Payment Accepted at Ye Olde Kings Head
Cash (Sterling), Credit card, Debit card
Payment Cards accepted at the property
Master Card Maestro Visa Visa Electron Solo 
Check-in: 2:00 PM till 11:00 PM
Early check-in available on request.
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Late check-out available on request
Policies
Children Policy: Adults preferred
Smoking Policy: No smoking
Pet Policy: No pets
Cancellation Policy
Booking Terms and Conditions
Accessibility
Languages Spoken
English
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.
Environmental Statement
We do accommodate children, but please be aware that children must vacate the bar area by 8pm.
Style of property
Comfortable, Elegant, Luxury, Rustic, Traditional
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