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Wirral, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 5, 2016

We stopped last week for 3 nights, Chose the Pub because of it's history. Lovely friendly welcome, staff are so helpful and cheerful. Room was cosy and clean, bed very comfortable. Food was excellent. We joined in the Quiz on Wednesday night, great as long as you see it just as a bit fun. Thursday and Friady had entertainment (Open...

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

Hello pamski1, Thank you very much for your lovely review of our inn! It's great to hear that you would recommend us and also to hear that you enjoyed the entertainment on the nights you stayed! We hop to see you again soon, Cheers, Boyd

Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

This is a great pub and sadly there not many left, I'm sure it's over 500 years old !! Just great to be in on a cold winters night having a pint of ale !! Never had a poor night here in 20 years. Beautiful . Enjoy .

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

Hello Lee, Thank you for your review of Ye olde kings head. It's not quite reached 500 yet, being built in 1622 but I'm sure the building will easily still be standing by the time it reaches 500! It's great to hear that you've never had a poor night here in 20 years and we will see you soon for...

Chester, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 26, 2016

called in here early doors for a couple of pints Saturday night after a day at the races , Friendly pub with a great atmosphere and just across the road from our Hotel . we will visit again next time we are in Chester

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

Hello JFK050, Thanks so much for your lovely review of our inn! We look forward to seeing you again, Boyd

Reviewed September 26, 2016

Great hotel, middle of the city pretty much everything surrounds it, not far from food outlets or shops, friendly staff, off the road car parking which is a bonus and the rooms are very clean, only downside is the showers have hardly any pressure. Would recommend staying there.

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

Hello James, Thank you very much for your review of Ye olde kings head. It's great to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us so much that you would recommend it. The shower pressure is a problem that we are working to resolve so it should be fixed should you decided to stay with us again. All the...

Broxburn, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 25, 2016

Popped in for lunch one day and discovered the history of the place and that they do paranormal evening so signed up for one and wasn't disappointed. Had a great evening ghost hunting and learning all about the equipment used and the spirits that reside in this ancient building.

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

Hello Shirleyk87, Thank you very much for your lovely review of Ye olde kings head. Its great to hear that you enjoyed your evenings with us and I hope it was a very active night for you. I will be sure to pass your compliments onto Paul. We hope to see you again soon, Boyd

Thailand
Reviewed September 24, 2016

Ths hotel is in the heart of the city and within easy walking distance of most of the historical buildings the city has to offer. The hotel itself dates back to 1622 A.D. and the interior reflects this with sloping floors and exposed oak beams. Breakfast is fantastic and plentiful. The rooms are adequate and the bed was comfortable. The...

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

Hello John c, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, it's always a bonus to get feedback from our guests, especially positive feedback! The water pressure and wifi signal are unfortunately problems that come wi the building itself but rest assured we are always working to improve anywhere we can to ensure that our guests have...

Hartlepool, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 23, 2016

Great staff very helpful, good rooms ours had the original roof beams running through the room and bathroom very nice indeed. Very clean, would stay again. offroad parking was a bonus. good breakfast. Good food in the bar. recommended

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

Hello RObwilk, Thank you very much for leaving us a review, it's great to hear how much people have enjoyed their stay with us. I will be sure to pass on your compliments to the rest of the staff. We hope to see you again soon, Cheers, Boyd

Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

Ye Olde King's Head is one of the best inns in Chester that offers accommodation and is in an area of Chester full of historic inns and pubs.Ye Olde King's Head was built in 1622 and is in my opinion one of the most atmospheric inns and reputabley the most haunted with at least thirteen ghosts.This is an excellent inn...

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

Hello stephan, Thank you very much for your lovely and informative review of Ye olde kings head. It's great to hear how much you enjoyed our real ale and we hope to see you again soon. Cheers, Boyd

Shropshire
Reviewed September 20, 2016

We stayed here for one night on a quick visit to Chester. The building is quirky and exactly what you would expect from a building built in 1622. The staff particularly Damian were excellent being both friendly and helpful. The breakfast was good and the beer was fine (they had Black Sheep on draft) The location could not have been...

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

Hello romanvs, Thank you very much for leaving us such a glowing review. It's great to hear how much you enjoyed your stay with us and even better to hear that you would stay with us again! We look forward to your return, Boyd

Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here overnight after attending a family wedding reception there. I can't fault it. Food was fantastic the room was lovely. Staff were brilliant. It's a lovely old, historical pub right in the middle of town.

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

Hello fluzysuzy, Thank you very much for you're review of our inn. It was a pleasure having you all here and I think we enjoyed ourselves as much as the guests did! Hoping to see you again soon. All the best, Boyd

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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 

Additional Information about Ye Olde King's Head

Address: 48-50 Lower Bridge Street, Chester CH1 1RS, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cheshire > Chester
Price Range: $84 - $130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ye Olde King's Head 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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“Even though we had a road-facing room there was little noise at night.”
 of 5 bubbles StephenV97, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“We had a front room and were not bothered by noise at all.”
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“this is a civil war aged inn, all the rooms are good”
 of 5 bubbles mick8620uk, Jan 23, 2017 | Read review
“Be careful if above average height, low beams!”
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“Don't have a front room which overlooks the road.”
 of 5 bubbles anitad168, Jan 12, 2017 | Read review
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