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Ye Olde King's Head

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48 - 50 Lower Bridge St., Chester CH1 1RS, England
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We booked the hotel as it looked atmospheric and we were not disappointed (although the resident spooks were not to be seen.......luckily!). The hotel has its own parking spaces for £10 for the whole stay (handy). Great central position. The staff could not do enough to help....and were very informative of things to do in Chester. The room was immaculate... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Would just like to say a big thank you to all the staff for making us feel so welcome. We booked rooms 2 and 3 and there was plenty of ghostly activity including the electric going off, lots of orbs and footsteps on the stairs. Will definitely be returning !

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

Hi Gemma, You're very welcome and your feedback is very much appreciated! Glad to hear the ghostly goings on hasn't put you off visiting us again Hope to see you again soon, All the best, Boyd More 

Blaenau Ffestiniog, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't know where to start! It was a lovely place to stay, the staff were all extremely helpful at all times. The food was good, it was spotlessly clean, we couldn't find fault with anything, although the shower pressure was rather slow but that can be expected in such an old building. The building is steeped in history, very interesting... More 

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

Hi jane, Thank you for your glowing review, it's always a pleasure to hear that guests have left happy. We are a small family run business and positive feedback such as yours helps spread the word about us tremendously! You're not wrong about our building, we are truly steeped in Chester history and are hosting some civil war themed events... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well, where do I start, fab warm welcome from Jack and team, Tom and Ryan so lovely and friendly, hospitality outstanding which is rare, arrived early shown to our room. Lots of character, shower poor but with an old building the pressure isnt good and they are aware of that, expected not to sleep to be honest and didnt, part... More 

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

Hi Amanda , You're very welcome, it's always great to hear that our guests have left happy and even better to hear that they are coming again! Thank you for recommending us to others, we look forward to seeing you again. All the best, Boyd More 

Stirling, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for one night on13 March 2015. We have wanted to stay at this hotel for some time as it has a reputation for being haunted. As a treat for my partners birthday I booked one night b&b which cost £75! The hotel is obviously relying on and taking advantage of its reputation of it being haunted and not... More 

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

Hello, First of all let me say thank you for your comments about our staff, we take great pride in our team and the amount of comments we get praising them just goes to show what a good job they all do. Aside from that we are so disappointed with your comments. We are a small, family run, independent business... More 

Castleford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Only called in for a quick drink ended up staying a couple of hours !! Made welcome from the opening of the door. Nothing much to add except staff and food excellent, will certainly be back, Credit to your employers

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

Hi Rosemarie, Thank you for your glowing review! We will look forward to having you back. See you soon, Boyd More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the first welcome till the last goodbye the staff were first class, the beer in the pub was spot on but by far the best was our room (room6) everything was out standing will definitely be going back and would recommend this inn/hotel to anyone who will listern to me

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

Hi Trevor, Great to hear that your stay with us was first class! Thanks for recommending us to anyone who will listen. Hope to see you again soon, Boyd More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely warm welcome to a fantastic olde inn. We hadn't read much about the place and only booked the previous day so we didn't know much about ghosts on our first night and had a lovely peaceful night. However the next day the staff gave us some history and ghost stories and we had a lovely peaceful second night. The... More 

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

Hi Pete, glad to hear you had a lovely and peaceful time at our inn, it was a pleasure having you here. We hope to see you again soon. Boyd. P.s we've named the suit of armour Jeff. I thought you might like to know More 

Bath, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Our stay was once again excellent and didnt want to leave. We had room 6 and room 2 for our weekend on spooky friday 13th till 15th March. Had loads of paranormal stuff happen both nights. From walkie talkies ringing in the kitchen at 3am aswell as dragging noises in function room and the kitchen door swinging twice at same... More 

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

Hello Dwest1983, Great to hear that our inn is your favourite place to stay! Also glad to hear that the spirits kept you entertained! Looking forward to seeing you again, Boyd More 

Halesowen, United Kingdom
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224 reviews 224 reviews
37 hotel reviews
440 helpful votes 440 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We only booked this two days before going for one night in Chester. Booked direct via their website, all very easy, and had contact from owners confirming everything was OK. We arrived a week last Friday a little early, rooms were ready. We had rooms 3 and 4. Both were very nice and very clean. We headed to the bar... More 

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