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Ye Olde King's Head

Certificate of Excellence
48 - 50 Lower Bridge St., Chester CH1 1RS, England
Ye Olde King's Head
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Surrey, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband & I popped in for a late Sunday lunch. It's a proper old fashioned English pub. The food was good & the staff excellent. We were looked after by 2 pleasant young men, they were friendly & professional. The pub is in a good location in the town near the river, well worth a visit. Well done lads.

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed 1 night for a birthday getaway without really knowing much about the legend of this place. Loved the location, being just off the edge of the riverside, the hub of the main shopping streets and the historical quarter. Parking was a bonus too. To be straight, this venue isn't a luxury stay place. It's old. Very old. And you... More 

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OldeKingsHeadChester, Assistant manager at Ye Olde King's Head, responded to this review

Hello Debra, Thank you very much for your kind words about our inn and staff. It was a pleasure having you stay with us and I'm very glad you enjoyed your birthday getaway with us. I'm also very glad that the ghostly goings on didn't put you off staying with us again! Hope to see you again soon, Boyd More 

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This 17th century hotel is really close to Chester town centre and the riverside. It is small & quirky with creaky floors & low beams everywhere. That said, it is very comfortable and the staff are brilliant. A cleanliness issue in our en-suite was dealt with & we were given complimentary drinks & profuse apologies. Our room ( 3 )... More 

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OldeKingsHeadChester, Assistant manager at Ye Olde King's Head, responded to this review

Hello canbecranky, Thank you very much for your review, and your kind words about our staff and food. Again, I'm very sorry about the issue we had with your room and I'm so glad it didn't tarnish your stay with us. Cleanliness is one of the cornerstones of our business and it's very rare that something like that slips through... More 

Wales united kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughters Hen Party was pre booked here for a meal,on arrival we were told another party had been given our room. The Maid of Honour was deeply upset and crying and all the person behind the bar said was "sorry" being a SATURDAY NIGHT we could not get another booking.... we were all let down badly. Shame on you... More 

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OldeKingsHeadChester, Owner at Ye Olde King's Head, responded to this review

Dear Anita I would like to take this opportunity to unreservedly apologise to yourself, all your beloved hens, the matron of honour and of course the bride to be. I can assure you that your bad experience is not in keeping with our standards at Ye Olde Kings Head as our reviews confirm on trip advisor, to which we take... More 

Southport, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here on a racing weekend, which was also our wedding weekend. Absolutely fantastic staff, from start to finish. We were treated to complimentary champagne with our breakfast from the manager having discovered it was our wedding day. The food was of a good standard having had breakfast and lunch here. I will have to mention the usual cons... More 

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OldeKingsHeadChester, Assistant manager at Ye Olde King's Head, responded to this review

Hello S_wood1979, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review and thank you for your kind words about our team. It was a pleasure having you stay with us and let me say congratulations again! Hope to see you again soon, Boyd More 

London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chester is a lovely old town with lots of very interesting places including several National Trust properties to visit close by. We stayed at a character pub called Ye Olde Kings Head for four nights to enable us to explore easily. The accommodation was very clean with a nice en suite shower room (although not a very powerful shower) which... More 

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OldeKingsHeadChester, Assistant manager at Ye Olde King's Head, responded to this review

Hello Pam, Thank you very much for your review of our inn, I was very glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay in Chester and that you will probably be back next year! If there is anything we can do to turn your next stay into a 5star review, please don't hesitate to leg us know! Thanks again, Boyd More 

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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just returned home from a two night stay here. From the moment we walked through the door, we felt right at home. We were welcomed by the amazing staff, who offered a wealth of information on the city itself, places to eat and drink, and an overview of the history of the pub. After watching the episode of 'Most Haunted'... More 

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OldeKingsHeadChester, Assistant manager at Ye Olde King's Head, responded to this review

Hello Allison, Thank very much for your review of our inn. It was our pleasure having you stay, we'll look forward to seeing you again! I don't know if anyone mentioned that we have live music here every Friday and Saturday night. Feel free to email me some links to theyeoldekingsheadchester@mail.com! Thanks again and I look forward to hearing from... More 

Shropshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First of all, the parking is not great. Luckily, we weren't charged as it was our anniversary but otherwise you'd have to pay about £10 to park your car in a small garage. The staff keep your keys too because cars are parked one in front of another and may need to be moved. The rooms are basic and the... More 

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OldeKingsHeadChester, Owner at Ye Olde King's Head, responded to this review

Firstly let me thank you for your kind words in regards to our staff. We take great lengths to ensure our beloved weekend guests are aware of the nature of our business which as well as being an Inn is also in a vibrant city center venue. So at weekends this is par to the norm as clearly stated in... More 

Southport, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just have to say what a fantastic place this is! Not only a gorgeous olde world pub but without doubt the best staff I have ever come across after staying in many, many hotels. From the minute we arrived until our departure Tom and the team went out of their way to make our stay perfect. If you want a... More 

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OldeKingsHeadChester, Assistant manager at Ye Olde King's Head, responded to this review

Hello GMFash, Think you so much for your lovely review of our inn and our staff. We're very proud of our team and when we receive praise for them such as yours, it goes to show how right we are to be proud of them! I'm very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, you're welcome back... More 

Austin, Texas
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've never reviewed a hotel before, but I had to leave a review for this place. I stayed at the Kings Head for two nights while on a research trip to Chester and it was great. All the guys behind the bar and everyone else I met on staff were really helpful and friendly. Far and away the best service... More 

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OldeKingsHeadChester, Assistant manager at Ye Olde King's Head, responded to this review

Hi Courtney, Thank you so much for your review, it genuinely does make my day to hear that someone's enjoyed their stay with us as much as you did. Please do come and stay with us again if you find yourself back in chester. You'll be welcome anytime. Thanks again, Boyd More 

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