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Last Xmas Party Night - 22nd December

Last Xmas Party Night - 22nd December

Our Christmas Party Nights are selling out fast. Make sure your book in before you miss out. We've only got a few space left on these dates:

Friday 22nd December (a small amount of spaces are available on other dates)

Join us at The King’s Head Hotel, Richmond this festive season for the perfect Christmas celebration in true Yorkshire style. Our three course sumptuous Festive Menu is filled with all time favourites and is the ideal meal to share with family and friends at this special time of year. Looking for a party venue with friends or colleagues?Celebrate in style at one of our Christmas Party Nights hosted in our Ballroom. Our party packages include a drinks reception, three course meal and music from our resident DJ.

Christmas with the Kings Head

Christmas with the Kings Head


Here at The Kings Head Hotel Christmas is our favourite time of year and we know how to make it extra special!
Join us this festive season for Party Nights, Festive Meals, Christmas Escapes and much more!
Why not take a look at our Christmas Brochure to find your festive favourites and BOOK NOW!

Take a look at our 2017 Christmas Brochure here!

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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, with a 21st Century refurbishment! Following over £1 million of investment The Kings Head Hotel reopened at the end of June 2016 with a brand new Hotel, Eatery & Coffee House concept. The inn still 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.

Bedrooms - 24
Dogs allowed
Disabled toilets available
Free Wi-Fi
Public Parking Outside Hotel
Families Welcome
Food Served all day in our restaurant
Bar open 9am-11pm



Click Here to View our History Brochure

A quick summary to whet your appetite

The King’s Head in Richmond, North Yorkshire, was built as a town-centre mansion in 1720 by a local lead-mine owner. It traded as a hotel from at least 1725 and is thought to have been named in honour of Charles II, who in 1675 recreated the previously extinct dukedom of Richmond for one of his illegitimate children.

The hotel retains many of its original architectural features. It has three mysterious, large, old, portraits of wealthy-looking aristocrats. They are untitled, undated and unsigned, but are thought to portray the 2nd Duke of Richmond, Charles Lennox (1701–1750), his wife Sarah, and her father the 1st Earl Cadogan. The painting of Sarah Lennox has been the subject of an intriguing controversy concerning the song ‘The Lass of Richmond Hill’.

Records of the Georgian era confirm that The King’s Head was the preferred hostelry in Richmond for the entertainment of the local elite and for the accommodation of the well-to-do visitor. Aristocrats and the gentry came to Richmond for its picturesque local scenery, its historic ruins, and for its range of upper-class entertainments, including horse-racing and the inn’s own pleasure garden, which had a bowling-green and cock-fighting pit.

In 1765 The King’s Head was acquired by the exceptionally wealthy Sir Lawrence Dundas, who was the principal landowner in the surrounding district, and who had recently been elevated to a baronet. Successive heirs of the Dundas fortune rose through the ranks of the peerage, ultimately gaining the title Marquess of Zetland. In 1841 the family and their guests were entertained to a concert in The King’s Head ballroom by Franz Liszt.

The Dundas family retained ownership of The King’s Head for 134 years until 1897 when it was sold by the 1st marquess to a firm of wine merchants. It subsequently changed hands several times, and since its acquisition by The Coaching Inn Group in 2015 has undergone a major refurbishment to meet the needs of today’s market while respecting and retaining many fascinating features of its illustrious heritage.


Awards & Reviews

Awards & Reviews


2017 - Winner of Best Employer at the Publican Awards
2017 - Winner of Best Accommodation offering at the Publican Awards

- 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


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