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Building Blog: Week One!

Building Blog: Week One!

We're well underway...


The Kings Head is quickly transforming now, with lots of hard work by the team who have been painting, rewiring, fitting new bathrooms, tearing down walls - it's all happening!

We haven't got any more photos at the moment, but we'll snap some when there is more to see! It will be worth the wait.

All our current team are out and about at other Coaching Inn Group sites to get even more great experience and see what it likes at their sister hotels. 

Stay tuned for a few sneaky teasers soon.

To keep up to date with the latest developments head over to our Facebook page!

Winners of #CIGAward16 Announced

Winners of #CIGAward16 Announced


The annual Coaching Inn Group Awards were held at the Golden Fleece Hotel, Thirsk at the beginning of April and the winners have been announced. There were 13 awards presented and collected by the General Managers of each hotel on behalf of their teams.

And the winners are:

Maintenance Man of the Year - Neil Murten, Old Bridge Inn & Coffee House

Night Porter of the Year - Phil Walton, The Old Bridge Inn & Coffee House

Housekeeper of the Year - Angie Atkin, White Hart Hotel, Eatery & Coffee House

Receptionist of the Year - Dorota Metselaar, Talbot Hotel, Eatery & Coffee House

Front of House Team Member of the Year - Andrea Dascalescu, Golden Fleece Hotel

Bar Person of the Year - Weronika Tentschert, White Hart Hotel, Eatery & Coffee House

Best Team Spirit of the Year - Golden Fleece Hotel Eatery & Coffee House

New Comer of the Year - Nick Kilmartin, Three Swans Hotel, Eatery & Coffee House

Duty Manager of the Year - Christina Schlanek, Admiral Rodney Hotel, Eatery & Coffee House

Chef of the Year - Chet Wilcock, Three Swans Hotel Eatery Coffee House

Customer Service of the Year - Rob Walshaw, Three Swans Hotel, Eatery & Coffee House

General Manager of the Year - Adam Charity, White Hart Hotel, Eatery & Coffee House

Inn of the Year - Royal Oak Hotel, Eatery & Coffee House

Managing Director, Kevin Charity, spoke about the awards saying: "It's great to recognise the hard work and dedication that our teams put in and as the company continues to grow these awards can only get bigger and better. There were some hard decisions to make as we have such a wonderful and talented workforce."

Highly Commended at The Publican Awards

Highly Commended at The Publican Awards


We're delighted to share the news that The Coaching Inn Group were 'highly commended' at The Publican Awards on Tuesday 15th March.

After the late entry into the category of Best Managed Pub Company (2-50 sites) we're honoured to have been recognised at the industry awards hosted the Morning Advertiser at Battersea Evolution in central London.

Ed Bedington, Editor of the Publican's Morning Advertiser said this to the paper: “I’d like to pay tribute to all our worthy finalists and a big congratulations to all our winners on the night. Judging these awards is both an honour and a privilege and one we take very seriously."

Planning has already begun for next year's awards where we aim to go one step further and join the winners in 2017.

h/t: The Morning Advertiser

About Us


Hotel & Travel Information

Hotel & Travel Information

The Kings Head Hotel

10 Market Place,
North Yorkshire,
DL10 4HS
Telephone : 01748 850220

A historic 18th Century Coaching Inn, The Kings Head Hotel boasts fine Georgian architecture and has played host to many famous people down the years. Musician Franz Liszt famously gave a piano recital in retained ballroom in 1841. Richmond is also on the Coast-to-Coast walkers guide by famous travel writer Alfred Wainwright.

The hotel car park can be found by driving past the hotel down Kings Street and turning right onto Ryders Wynd. Then take the first right into the car park. Alternatively, please use the SAT NAV code DL10 4JU

Bedrooms - 25
Dog allowed
Disabled toilets available
Free Wi-Fi
Families Welcome
Food Served in our restaurant
Bar open 9am-9pm




Built as gentleman’s townhouse in 1717 The Kings Head’s fine Georgian architecture blends with modern practicalities to give warm and comfortable surroundings and a relaxed ambiance.

The rooms to the front of the hotel are typically large and many of the building’s Georgian features have been retained including the ballroom where Franz Liszt gave a piano recital in 1841.

An earlier guest was the artist J.M.W. Turner who described the hotel as “The finest in Richmondshire”. The Kings Head is one of the Welcome to Yorkshire Turner Trail bench locations, you can listen to the Richmond audio tour and see the full Turner Trail route by clicking to - Find out more

Lord Baden Powell, hero of Mafeking and founder of the Boy Scout movement was appointed as General Officer Commanding the Northumbrian Division of the Territorial Army in 1908. Divisional headquarters were at that time located in Richmond. According to local historians Baden Powell was accommodated in the Kings Head Hotel upon his arrival.

Richmond itself with its wynds and streets offers many attractions including a Norman castle- an imposing sight above the banks of the river Swale- and the ruins of Easby Abbey.

Richmond as one of the stages of Wainwrights Coast to Coast walk.

The Georgian theatre royal is the oldest theatre in England in its original form where performances are regularly held. A museum is attached to the theatre.

Richmond has many beautiful walks including riverside, woodland and the remains of the Georgian racecourse.

Catterick racecourse and Croft Motor racing circuit are nearby and a further 7 racecourses are within an hour’s drive, of the Kings head making it a perfect base for leisure visits.

Awards & Reviews

Awards & Reviews


- Highly commended' at The Publican Awards for Pub Company of the Year
2016 - Ranked #9 in Grant Thornton Top 200 Fastest Growing Companies in the East Midlands

2015 - Visit England Breakfast Award
2015 - Pub Company of the Year 2015 - Eat Out Awards
2015 - 1000 Companies to inspire Britain
2015 - Certificate of Excellence - TripAdvisor


We are under refurbishment!


Coming soon, the all new Kings Head Hotel, Eatery & Coffee House...


We’re excited to bring you a brand new Coaching Inn - Rooms, Eatery & Coffee House with:

- an exciting new menu -
- a full coffee & tea range -
- function spaces for every event -

Read more about the work in our updates blog in the news section of the homepage.