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“Beautiful place, outstanding food!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Ye Olde King's Head
Ranked #4 of 81 Chester B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Beautiful place, outstanding food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

Recently visited Ye Olde King's Head for a family meal and was very very impressed with the quality and value of the food!
The owner, Harry, was very helpful and makes everyone feel welcome.......
The atmosphere in the pub is great and the real fire makes it feel cosy!
The bedrooms look very traditional which fits in perfectly with Ye Olde Kings Head.
Don't miss out, this place stunning!

Stayed March 2014
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2014

Just had an amazing meal food was gorgeous staff were amazing gorgeous place great atmosphere who family loved it and brilliant with children will be visiting again very soon and really looking forward to it xx

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Leyland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

We recently stayed in Chester and visited here for evening drinks on a couple of occasions. We loved the feel of it - very rustic and homely, and we loved the history behind it. Would recommend to anyone looking for a nice place for a drink or two whilst in Chester. Just a 5 minute walk from the main shopping area.

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

Booked just from what was said on trip advisor, you weren't wrong, lovely place lots of character.
They also pour an excellent pint of Guinness, which shows attention to detail. Staff very helpful and friendly. Never met Peter the ghost.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Crewe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

We went to Chester for at little R and R, and decided to call for a drink, loads of fab places to eat and drink in Chester, so when we got to Ye Olde Kings Head, we were not disappointed. The atmosphere and ambience of the pub is great, I am a tall woman so the ladies toilets are a challenge. We ordered food at the bar, and it was really lovely, presentation was terrific, and so was the food, we will definitely return, and would recommend anyone in the area to visit.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2014

Stayed at the KIngs Head for 2 nights recently and we will be back! On entering this beautiful hotel, we were greeted by a roaring fire, ye olde worlde surroundings and a delightful lady behind the bar, who we informed that we had booked a room. We were shown straight away to our room by a lovely young man. We booked at the last minute and got the last room left, room 4, which although small, was very warm and cozy looking when we put the little lamps on in the room. Lovely big window which overlooked the High Street. Very spacious new bathroom, clean and spotless!

After booking in, we went downstairs for a bit of lunch, enjoyed it so much we had all our meals there for the 2 days. We tried, the lasagne (the best I've ever tasted!), sausage, mash and onion rings and gravy, the gammon steak (just melts in your mouth), homemade chicken burger (huge) ..... really good homemade food served here, no faults at all and all at good prices, you even get a discount on top of it, if you are staying at the hotel! 2 main meals, 1 pint beer and a lemonade = £11,75

Location is good, a couple of minutes one way to the river (we will be back in the summer for the boat trips) .... and a couple of minutes in the other direction to all the shops. This was our first visit to Chester and we will be back in the summer for a few days, and will most definitely be staying at the KIngs Head, great staff, hotel and food and location, what more could you want!

Book it .... you will not be disappointed!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2014

Everything about my stay was amazing. The staff are by far the friendliest hotel staff I have met. The room was brilliant despite the possibility of meeting a resident ghost. I had tea in the resturant and again the staff where very friendly and efficient and the food was amazing. The pub was lovely and cosy with the open fire going but atill had a really good atmosphere with a live singer on the night I stayed. I will going back and highly recommend a stay.

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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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 81 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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