We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ye Olde King's Head

3.0 of 5 48 - 50 Lower Bridge St., Chester CH1 1RS, England
#28 of 80 hotels in Chester
98 Reviews 4.5 of 5 stars
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 2 more sites!
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Ye Olde King's Head
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Ye Olde King's Head
  • Overview
  • Reviews (98)
  • Photos (51)
  • Similar Hotels
  • Amenities
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (16)
  • Location
  • More
Save Saved
You added Ye Olde King's Head to your Saves list
true
Write a Review

98 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    66
    21
    6
    2
    3
See reviews for
6
48
4
2
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (16)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
New Quay, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

we booked in here for 2 nights on the way back from the lakes and we had a wonderful time,the staff were very pleasent and helpful and they were very efficient behind the bar,the food was fantastic and very reasonably priced,there was live music in the bar on saturday which we really enjoyed,unfortunately due to a family accident we had... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
20 hotel reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for two nights last weekend and we had the time of our lives. As soon as we entered the place, tired after a very long drive from Newcastle, we were greeted by the lovely staff who showed us to our room (room 2) which was at the front of the building . Yes it was noisy from... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Northampton, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This inn dates back to 1622 and as you would expect has all the beams and features of a building from that period.The inn was in a good position in Chester, close to the river and medieval wall. Our room was on the small side but had all the facilities you would expect. However, the TV wasn't working and one... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
mold
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

visited this little gem of a pub last week .food was to die for .we had rump steak perfectly cooked and the lambs liver melted in the mouth .great price too .service was 5 star and all the staff well dressed and pub was spottless thank you keep up the good work

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here last weekend and had a very enjoyable stay. The staff went out of their way to offer the most pleasant stay, the food was delicious and the room was very nice and the atmosphere was perfect. The only minor downside was the shower which we couldn't get hot and although the staff did sort it, the next day... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wirral, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
12 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A friend told me to visit here and it was an Amazing traditional pub! great food, top service and apparantly haunted. We ate by the fire which was very cozy. Great location and I will be visiting again and possibly staying over.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing food had liver cosy atmosphere lovely old pub just like the good old days lots of intrresting history little gem in heart of the city 2 mins from river dee boat trips etc a must for any tourist and local

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pinole, California
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family enjoyed a round of delicious locally brewed ales at this gorgeous pub. The staff were warm and gracious and upon remarking on the size of the large beams spanning the ceiling above was given a detailed history of their history by the server who excitedly explained to us their origins from a Spanish galleon. Later on we were... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
kent
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
22 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here for 2nights whilst attending a celebration in their function room. We had room 6 which had the four poster. Room was old fashioned and in keeping with the 17th century hotel. We both slept well. Modern clean bathroom. Only downside was the very poor water pressure in the shower. All staff who we met were hard working professional... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Lovely pub homemade food was absolutely fantastic loved it We arrived late and they still served us past 8 for tea! Quirky low beams made it nice and cozy too I would recommend this pub for a relaxing belly filling tea Left feeling all de stressed and stuffed 😄

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Ye Olde King's Head, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Ye Olde King's Head? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Ye Olde King's Head

Address: 48 - 50 Lower Bridge St., Chester CH1 1RS, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cheshire > Chester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Ye Olde King's Head 3*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com, Travelocity, Tingo and Venere so you can book your Ye Olde King's Head reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Ye Olde King`s Head Hotel Chester

51 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (35)
Viewed
Room/suite (5)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (1)
Viewed
Other (27)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (17)
Viewed
Dining (9)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (2)
Viewed
Room/suite (4)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Other (1)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay
Select tags to find the hotel that's right for you.
All
hotels in Chester with
any amenities

Amenities

Hotel Class
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Kings Head is a traditional Inn built in 1622 on the west side of Lower Bridge Street. The Inn is a few minutes walk down hill from the Cross. The name refers to when King Charles stayed at the nearby Gamul House during the English Civil War. Since buying the business in March 2012 the current owners have spent thousands of pounds trying to bring the Ye Olde Kings Head back to it's former glory. In November 2012, the property had an extensive refurbishment throughout the bar and restaurant areas, every ensuite bathroom was also replaced and redecorated to a high standard. There are currently three completed refurbished rooms, by mid December 2013 they expect every bedroom to be finished. ... more   less 
Number of rooms
8

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Ye Olde King's Head staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer