Ye Olde Kings Head

48 Lower Bridge StreetCH1 1RSChesterUnited Kingdom
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About Ye Olde Kings Head

History and character are commonly used to describe the Ye Olde Kings Head, which has operated as an inn since 1622. It is also a popular spot for ghost hunters as paranormal activity has been reported in several of the rooms.

Rooms at the Ye Olde Kings Head are decorated in bed and breakfast style to preserve the inn’s original charm. Renovated en-suite bathrooms are included with each room, as well as colour televisions and Internet access.

An extensive refurbishment was conducted in November 2012, including additions to the bar and restaurant areas.

The Ye Olde Kings Head is just as famous as a pub as it is a place for travellers to stay. All of the food is made fresh from locally source ingredients along with a variety of quality drinks within welcoming surroundings.

The hotel is only a few minute walk from the city centre. Guests can enjoy artisan shops as well as cultural attractions such as the Cheshire Military Museum and Grosvenor Museum.


48 Lower Bridge Street, CH1 1RS, Chester, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1244)324855 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

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Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Car park
  • Conference rooms
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Nightclub
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • PC with internet
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Full of history and character

Having been in operation for nearly 400 years, Ye Olde Kings Head inn has been an important part of Chester’s history Guest will not only enjoy the character found throughout the building but also learning about the colourful past from the staff.

Famous for its food

Beyond serving as a place for travellers to rest, the inn is well known for his variety of freshly made, authentic pub food Wait staff is versed in local food and drinking staples, making the inn’s restaurant a popular destination for people in Chester.

One of the most haunted inns in England

Tourists and ghost hunters frequent the inn, hoping to encounter one of 13 spirits who supposedly haunt the various rooms Paranormal activity including strange noises, shadows, and sightings have garnered Kings Head a reputation for being one of the most haunted places in the country.

Negative Reviews

Location can get in the way of a restful stay

As part of downtown Chester, noise from local pubs and traffic can prevent guests from enjoying a quiet time at the inn The Kings Head’s pub also features live entertainment, which can cause disruptions late into the night.

Limited parking can be frustrating

While the inn has a dedicated garage, it only contains a few parking spaces Being centrally located in Chester means parking spots in the neighbourhood are limited depending on the time of day.

Minor issues won’t distract from having a good time

Most of the Kings Head’s guests have given the inn glowing reviews, with only minor issues being cited in reviews Those issues rarely impact guest experience, however.

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7.4 out of 10 based on 346 reviews