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Ye Olde Kings Head, 48-50 Lower Bridge Street

Chester, 

Cheshire, 


CH1 1RS,  United Kingdom
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:
4.1
Value:
4.3
Friendliness:
4.8
Cleanliness:
4.5
Facilities:
4.0
Staff service:
4.7
Location:
4.8
Breakfast:
4.2
Guest Rating: 4.4
See all 63 reviews
justin
Mature Couple
Stayed: Apr '15
5
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
4
Value:
5
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
4
Staff service:
5
Location
5
Breakfast:
5
"Excellent Service"
We stayed for one night in room 6. Excellent service from the bar staff. Very friendly. We ate in th epub in the evening and the food was excellent and the pub was extremely business. Great hospitalit… Read more
"Excellent Service"
We stayed for one night in room 6. Excellent service from the bar staff. Very friendly. We ate in th epub in the evening and the food was excellent and the pub was extremely business. Great hospitality and atmosphere Read less
Likes:
Excellent staff, Overall service, food quality, location. Atmosphere
Dislikes:
None
Guest Review for Ye Olde Kings Head, Chester
Samantha
Young Couple
Stayed: Apr '15
4
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
5
Value:
3
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Facilities:
3
Staff service:
5
Location
5
Breakfast:
4
"Character and charm with a spooky edge!"
We stayed in room 2 for 1 night. The room was a decent size, clean and containing everything you'd expect.The staff were helpful and friendly and both the room and the pub itself were full of charm, c… Read more
"Character and charm with a spooky edge!"
We stayed in room 2 for 1 night. The room was a decent size, clean and containing everything you'd expect.The staff were helpful and friendly and both the room and the pub itself were full of charm, character and history. We ate in the pub that evening and found the food to be well presented, tasty, a decent portion size and good value for money. We can recommend the gammon, chicken burger, sticky toffee pudding and chocolate cake - delicious! The breakfast was also great, especially the coffee. Read less
Likes:
There is so much history in this building, from the beams to the sword above the bar and the resident spirits! (Be prepared for the possibility of knocking, whispering and other supernatural events!)
Dislikes:
We weren't keen on leaving our car in the crowded garage and the keys behind the bar, but the staff managed this professionally and the man who moved other cars when we were leaving was very careful.
Guest Review for Ye Olde Kings Head, Chester
Kate
Young Couple
Stayed: Apr '15
4
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
4
Value:
4
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
4
Staff service:
5
Location
5
Breakfast:
4
"Clean, good location, friendly staff"
My boyfriend and I stayed here for one night. The room size was adequate and very clean. The shower was not very powerful but we had expected this due to reading other reviews before we went.… Read more
"Clean, good location, friendly staff"
My boyfriend and I stayed here for one night. The room size was adequate and very clean. The shower was not very powerful but we had expected this due to reading other reviews before we went. Read less
Likes:
The staff were friendly and very accommodating. The overall location was in close proximity to the pubs at night.
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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