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Chester Pub Guide - Ye Olde Kings Head Pub Chester City Centre

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Ye Olde Kings Head
Guest Accommodation - Restaurant - Bar

48 - 50 Lower Bridge Street
Chester
CH1 1RS

01244 324 855


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Ye Olde Kings Head The exterior of Ye Old Kings Head

History

The Kings Head is a traditional pub on the west side of Lower Bridge Street. The pub is a few minutes walk down hill from the Cross. The name of the pub refers to when King Charles stayed at the nearby Gamul House during the English Civil War. Actually built in 1622 on foundations dating from 1208. Licensed in 1717 as an inn. Now a 'listed building', all original Jacobean features, beams, etc have been restored.

The Kings Head, Blue PlaqueThe Kings Head, sign outside Built 1633 rebuilt 1934 rebuilt 1968

There is a blue plaque outside which reads : 'Old King's Head' This was the house of Randle Holme I, Mayor of Chester 1633-4. It was described as a 'new building' in 1633. Four generations of the Holme family worked as Chester Heralds and historians during the 17th Century. Their painted Heraldic memorial tablets are a feature of many Cheshire Churches.

The Pub was restored in 1934 and 1968.

Map

Ye Olde Kings Head is easy to find. It is located within the City Walls in the centre of Chester half way down Lower Bridge Street. Just head south from the Cross downhill towards the river.

Ye Olde Kings Head - Map

Outside

The exterior of Ye Old Kings Head from Lower Bridge Street on the west side

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Music

Live Rock and Roll Bands at the weekend.

Open Mic Night on Thursdays from 9pm. P.A. available, Just turn up and play.

Pub

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In front of the bar is this fine medieval local sandstone nook fireplace.
Chestertourist.com - In front of the bar is this fine medieval local sandstone nook fireplace

Old Oak beams are visible in the bar area
Chestertourist.com - Old Oak beams are visible in the bar area

The Exit to Lower Bridge Street
Chestertourist.com - The Exit to Lower Bridge Street

First Floor Restaurant

The first floor restaurant is currently being refurbished and will be reopening.

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Stairs from the Pub leading up to the Restaurant.

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The sword and slippers mounted above the door were found in the 1930's under the floorboards of one of the guest rooms.
It dates to the 17th Century. It is thought it was hidden after a crime had been committed long ago.

The sword and slippers mounted above the door were found in the 1930's under the floorboards of one of the guest rooms. It dates to the 17th Century. It is thought it was hidden after a crime had been committed long ago.

Private Meeting Rooms

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Accommodation

Second floor accommodation rooms refurbished in early 2013
Ye Olde Kings Head is currently available for bookings on Laterooms.com

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Bar Food Menu

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Paranormal


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Reviews

The Web Master has Visited this establishment - Ye Olde Kings Head Lower Bridge Street Chester Date Visited 21st October 2022

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