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Ye Olde King's Head

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited here on spec looking for a place to eat. We had an excellent welcome followed by good food and reasonably priced. Good sized portions served well. Lovely old pub with history. £50 for 2 pints lager, bottle of wine, 2 mains and one desert (to share as large portions) Not bad for Chester.

Thank Rosie866
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Exactly what you would expect from a 17th century b&b. Original features, small but clean rooms. Staff very friendly, lovely breakfast. Yes there was loud music playing Fri/Sat night until midnight but we knew that would be the the case, it's a pub after all! We still had a good nights sleep. Location is so central for everything

Thank Carrie Ann D
Rowley Regis, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 April 2017

This was our second visit to this pub to have a meal after being recommended by friends from work. The staff were very welcoming and attentive to detail. They made us feel very welcome and whilst we were waiting for food he came over and spoke to us about the history of the pub which we found quite fascinating. He...

Thank steveparsons2016
OldeKingsHeadChester, Guest Relations Manager at Ye Olde King's Head, responded to this review

Hiya Steve. Thanks for taking time to leave such a glowing review. So glad to know you enjoyed your second visit. We look forward to the next one Warm regards J.P

Kidderminster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Great food, lovely atmosphere, very friendly staff, good service; the list of positive comments goes on! The history of this lovely pub is printed on the back of the menu, giving lots of information of the ghostly presences that reportedly inhabit the building.all adds to the dining experience. Will definitely come here again.

Thank janew541
OldeKingsHeadChester, Guest Relations Manager at Ye Olde King's Head, responded to this review

Hi Jane Thank you for your wonderful review. Great to know you enjoyed all we have to offer here at Ye olde kings head. We look forward to seeing you again Warm regards J.P

Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Were heading from London to Scotland by car when we got tired and came across this place. Guy was fabulous upon our arrivals at 7pm and even offered to carry our luggage up to the room. Room was super clean and neat with old English culture (wooden beams), but modern shower. Breakfast was fantastic and staff were amazing and accomodating...

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OldeKingsHeadChester, Guest Relations Manager at Ye Olde King's Head, responded to this review

Hi estelle Thank you for your review, it's fantastic to know we were able to make your stay a memorable one. We aim to give an authentic olde world English experience and it's great to know we delivered Thank you again Warm regards J.P

Swindon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Lovely old hotel; pub and restaurant. Very close to city centre - so if you are searching for a quite hotel it's not that. Food in restaurant - V.Good Ales in bar - Good Hotel Room - Basic; good bed We stayed on the Saturday of Easter weekend and the restaurant/bar was full of people with music later in the...

Thank QSS-Steve
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 April 2017

The staff are brilliant so helpful and friendly , the place is full of character and in a great location we used a car park round the corner and paid £5 for the stay the only thing that spoilt our stay was we were in room 2 and the people in room 3 had there tv blasting out until 3.15...

1Thank Kevrina
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Can't understand the rave reviews about the place. Rooms are ok, saw 3 of them, none particularly well maintained but clean and tidy. Location is spot on about half way down bridge street and certainly atmospheric as hundreds of years old.

Thank rogerpage
Reviewed 29 March 2017

We have just spent a night at ye olde kings head to celebrate my partners birthday.wow could not fault it. Our room was spotless (room6) and the lovely four poster bed so comfortable.The food was second to none,we has dinner and breakfast. The staff are lovely and nothing is too much trouble.location great.we only live about 1hour drive away and...

Thank christineV4115XC
Chester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Went for a meal for Mothers Day. Excellent food and value for money. Well done to chef Sam. Very friendly and helpful staff. Will go again. Sister pub to the Handbridge. I had the liver, it was excellent. The vegetables very plentiful and cooked perfectly.

Thank Diane M

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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
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cheshire > Chester
Price Range: $145 - $199 (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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“Room 4 at a guess”
Kevrina, 9 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Even though we had a road-facing room there was little noise at night.”
StephenV97, 27 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We had a front room and were not bothered by noise at all.”
_b_durbar48, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“this is a civil war aged inn, all the rooms are good”
mick8620uk, 23 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Be careful if above average height, low beams!”
r0bb029, 22 Jan 2017 | Read review
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