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Ye Olde King's Head
Ranked #4 of 79 Chester B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Draughty”
Reviewed December 12, 2013

My wife and I paid the pub a visit one evening during our stay in Chester. Their selection of real ales was good and well kept. There was an open fire which was wlcoming but one of the bar doors was constantly open! This led the place to be very draughty, which was a shame as I would have liked to have stayed longer.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Lancashire uk
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed December 7, 2013

Me and my 3 sister' stayed here on 5th Dec, we walked in to be greeted by Demi, she made us feel so welcome, the fire was lit, the tree was up and it looked brill, it dates back to the 1620's and is so olde worldy looking with big old beams and low door frames, you expect Henry the 7th to walk in any minute. I would recomend this place as it's lovley, the breakfasts and meals are gorgous, the staff are brill and they all make your stay a memrable one. I will be going back there defenetly.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Leeds, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed December 2, 2013

Great location, full of character, cosy and very warm welcome, roaring fire and a great hearty breakfast x Stayed in haunted room 4, only discovered after check in! Great little find if a little noisy-just street noise, when windows are so original you just shouldn't expect a tight soundproof fit! Enjoyable Xmas shopping mini trip x

  • Stayed November 2013
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liverpool
Level 4 Contributor
17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed November 23, 2013 via mobile

We called into Ye Olde Kings Head for a meal with friends on a night out in Chester. A lovely traditional pub and it was nice and warm inside with a real fire. The bar staff were very friendly and welcoming. This place had a lovely feel about it
We ordered food and the chef even took time to come and speak to us
The food was amazing, steak was cooked to perfection and the lovely fresh homemade soup was a favourite with our friends.
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and will make sure that we visit again soon
Highly recommend Ye Olde Kings Head whether it be just a drink, a meal out or even an overnight stay in Chester
Thank you for a fab time xx

Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Julie G
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Yorkshire, England
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed November 10, 2013 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed in room 2 for one night this weekend and thoroughly enjoyed it. The room, like the rest of the pub, is full of character with old beams, small doorways and wonky floors. It was cosy and comfortable and had everything we needed.

We enjoyed a few drinks in the bar, we didn't eat there but the food smelt good and seemed very reasonably priced. Character and history oozes out of every corner of the place which I found to be cosy and welcoming.

The location of Ye Olde Kings Head is fantastic for exploring the city day and night. A minute or two from the city walls and river in one direction and two or three minutes from the rows and umpteen bars and restaurants in the other.

It was a great choice for us.

  • Stayed November 2013
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Wexford, Wexford, Ireland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 20, 2013

What a love establishment, paid for this as a surprise for my Mum, as she paid for a hotel for my sister Sally's Birthday,

Wasn't sure how to tell Mum, spoke to the lady behind the bar, and she done wonders " she said that I wanted Mum to see the experience of the Hotel, took us to the Room, and said "I paid for her to stay there, Mum was absolutely gob smacked,

We went for a drink in the bar, (what a lovely atmosphere).

We had a meal in the evening, (top class, 10 out of 10).

My ratings:

Hospitality 10 out of 10
Atmosphere in bar 10 out of 10
Food 100% plus
Staff 100% plus

If I could rate this Hotel, staff and overall Hospitality would be 100% plus, staff could not do more for you.

Had a lovely time:

I'm from Ireland, will return again, soonxxx

Thank you for making our time special xxx

Room Tip: Rooms are clean and Lovely xxx
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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1 Thank Julie C
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derby
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed October 7, 2013

Very friendly, informal and relaxing atmosphere. Room was comfortable and full of character with original beams. The en suite bathroom was newly refurbished to a very high standard. The food was excellent with beautiful, crisp homemade chips.The beer was good too. This is the perfect location for walking around the sights and was fantastic value. We really enjoyed our stay and will definitely return.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Ye Olde King's Head

Property: Ye Olde King's Head
Address: 48-50 Lower Bridge Street, Chester CH1 1RS, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cheshire > Chester
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 79 B&Bs / Inns in Chester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Ye Olde King's Head 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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 
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