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.

“Does what it says on the tin..” 3 of 5 stars
Review of King's Head Inn

Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Save
You added King's Head Inn to your Saves list
King's Head Inn
1 Bridge Street, Salisbury SP1 2ND, England   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #10 of 15 Hotels in Salisbury
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Does what it says on the tin..”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2011

We stayed here for 2 nights, when we arrived we where greeted by a lovely blondle middle aged lady.. we went off to our room up a few little steps here and there .. glad we where not staying in some of the rooms that went up spiral stair cases. the double bed is tiny! and the room hadent been hoverd there where baby wipes and takeaway menus in the draws .. the bathroom was large and the shower was eery powerfull, the windows only open a tiny bit and the ledge under the windows was filthy. we got a knock on our door after about 2 hours and where supriced that a family member had brought us a bottle of champagne over the phone and the receptionist had brought it up for us. we never ate in the wetherspoons as it was always filled with large groups of men. we went to the mill across the road! its great in there! and there is a little nightclub below the hotel rooms very loud & the windows are very thin u hear everything .. but we did enjoy ourselfs and for £48 pound a night its what we expected

Room Tip: Book Online in Advance!! Its Cheaper!
See more room tips
  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

183 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    41
    66
    41
    16
    19
See reviews for
29
86
13
15
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (53)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2011

Got wet (not that they can control the weather) on the long walk from the nearest car park to reception which was very expensive. When we eventually got to the room, a long way from reception, up and down several flights of stairs and through numerous corridors, it was cold, the heater in the room seemed to have no effect. The decor was pretty standard, on a positive note the large bathroom had a good shower! If you use the local car park you have to get up before 8am to feed the pay and display machine (reception said you could prepay but we were unable to do this). After doing this I tried to purchase a newspaper, but because I didn't have the correct change I was unable to have the paper! The pub downstairs was pleasant, typical weatherspoons - value for money food and drinks.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
england
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
49 hotel reviews
Reviews in 59 cities Reviews in 59 cities
211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2011

The beds are sold as inter-changeable; twins to double but our double was not two separate beds but one of the tiniest doubles I have ever, ever encountered. It was more like a child's bed and it was impossible to lie side by side without shoulder barging!

The wall mounted headboard almost filled the whole width of wall; overhangng the bed by at least two feet on each side. Perhaps they plan to buy a bigger bed to fit it at some point? And when they do there will be scope to slide off the bed and straight into the bathroom without touching the floor in our tiny room!

On arrival our towels were on the bed. This is because there is nowhere to put them in the bathroom! No towel rail. No towel hook. Nowhere. So - apart from the toilet seat - not my storage place of choice - it meant we had to take them in and out of the bathroom each time.

The room was clean, as was the bedding but very, very dull. In such a small space it is perhaps ill advised to have two dark raspberry coloured and two caramel (think Wetherspoon menu) coloured walls and a plum carpet. However - the fact that the curtains didn't meet over the window meant that the light could stream in next morning - from before 5am as it faced due East! Meanwhile,in the West - the door gap revealed the corridor lights were on all night! Not much awareness of sustainability - nor of bills. Mr Wetherspoon please take note! So, combined with the ridiculously undersized bed - sleep quality was awful! Can't corridor lights go on a sensor? Or else be duller, security type lighting overnight?

The hotel door is separate to the pub and means swiping the room key card at the main door in from the street to get to the lift , to get up to reception and so to the rooms. Another key swipe is needed to pass from the bar through to the same lift. A good idea in terms of security? Of course! Except on the night we stayed, at 11.30pm ALL of the doors from bar to lift AND from main road to the lift were all pinned wide open giving access to whomsoever wanted! We mentioned it to bar staff who were totally unconcerned saying it was what always happened! So the security that can actually seem a bit of a faff in the day, isn't needed at night? Ridiculous! And worrrying!

Location of the hotel is good; the building lovely but in need of a lot of investment. The room we stayed in was not up to 3* standard and at a reasonable, but not cheap £65 without breakfast, not the best value in town. Breakfast was ok. Not served very hot though. Would we stay again? Probably not.

Room Tip: Perhaps look at a couple to compare first.
See more room tips
  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
UK
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
31 hotel reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2011

Due to a last minute trip and all other places being fully booked we found a room here. I was quite suprised. It is not great and a little run down and basic but for the price and only 1 night's stay it was fine. My only complaint would really be that the water was only luke warm both in the evening and in the morning. The staff were friendly & helpful. It certainly wouldn't be my first choice but for £48 for a double room it was not bad at all, in fact a lot better than one would expect for the price.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Bristol
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2011

I was a bit worried after reading some reviews but couldn't fault our stay. The staff were all friendly and helpful. I asked for a quiet room and it was lovely, with a really comfortable bed and very clean. Yes of course it is a 'Wetherspoon' breakfast but it is very reasonable and judging by the amount of people eating there it is very popular. I would recommend this place to friends.

Room Tip: Ask for a quiet room - top & back of the hotel
See more room tips
  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Peterborough, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2011

A 3 star hotel, but was hoping more the standards set by some B&B's in the area. The room was clean, basic and very noisy due to music being played below. The staff were young and didn't have the experience to know what to do so basically if there were any hiccups over your stay you basically have to put up with it. There isn't any parking so you have to park 5 minutes or so away in a public car park, not the end of the world just a pain when you have a few bags to carry. The positives were it was nice to be in Salisbury and a good location for that, but that's about it. One other thing, breakfast in Wetherspoons, say no more.......

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Southport, England
Top Contributor
181 reviews 181 reviews
33 hotel reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2010

The hotel was a good price. The bed must have been a good price as it was so small I could change sides without moving. The room was tired looking; I was tired looking after a sleepless night in that bed. My son stayed in a single room and that had been decorated so only a few more years till they get to the bar. I have been in many, many Wetherspoons and this got my vote as one of the shabbiest. The tiled area could only have been installed to make mopping spilt beer up easier, not for its' interior decoration. The food was served warm. They know about this as I was told by our server that he tells them about it in the kitchen. Good communication, poor response. The carpets are threadbare, the bar area is like a barn after a dance, no soul and no sign of fun. Sticky tables are a bugbear of mine and I wasn't let down as you could clearly see evidence of other diners/drinkers having used the table recently. Dear Tim Martin, don't lose what you have taken years to build. Either re train your staff or re train your Managers.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Price Your Stay

Been to King's Head Inn? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about King's Head Inn

Address: 1 Bridge Street, Salisbury SP1 2ND, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Wiltshire > Salisbury
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 15 Hotels in Salisbury
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 33
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The site of this Wetherspoon pub has been occupied by an inn since the 15th century. By c1520, it was known as the King's Head, and it retained that name until it was rebuilt in the 1880s. The County Hotel was, itself, a change of name some time during the 1880s or 1890s. Before then, it was the Kings Head and Brewery. We have 33 individual bedrooms. All of our rooms are en suite and include tea- and coffee-making facilities, air conditioning, a hair dryer, TV and free Wi-Fi, also available in the pub. Please be aware that we are a Lloyds No 1 bar so we will be playing music in the pub from Thursday to Saturday nights. Limited quiet rooms are available so please telephone in advance to request one. We have no onsite parking but there is a city centre car park we recommend that is only a 3-5 minute walk away. You are able to stop on the pub entrance to unload your luggage before you go and park. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with LateRooms so you can book your King's Head Inn 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:
King`s Head Hotel Salisbury
Kings Head Hotel
Kings Head Salisbury

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage King's Head Inn, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.