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EXCLUSIVE OFFER- 20% off + Kids Eat Free*

EXCLUSIVE OFFER- 20% off + Kids Eat Free*


Break out the sun cream because we've got a Sizzling Summer offer!


Enjoy a well-earned break this summer by booking a Sizzling Summer Stay at any of our beautiful Coaching Inns.  Our offer is for a minimum of 2 nights and is up to 20% off our best available rate and includes an overnight stay with breakfast.  Kids dine free when accompanied by a full paying adult.

Your two-night break includes:

Overnight stay in one of our Classic Rooms on both nights

A full English/Welsh Breakfast each morning of your stay

Wonderful service from our dedicated team

Kids accompanied by an adult dine free when eating off the children’s menu in our Eatery

A full English/Welsh Breakfast each morning of your stay

Wonderful service from our dedicated team

Enjoy a minimoon on us!

Enjoy a minimoon on us!


Book your wedding for selected dates in November 2018 and enjoy a two night mini-moon at one of our UK Coaching Inns, including bed and breakfast and a three course dinner on your first night. It's an incredible deal, that starts from just £1999. Full details below:

Dine like Royalty

Dine like Royalty


There’s nothing more traditional than Afternoon Tea. We offer classic cream teas from £6pp, as well as traditional afternoon tea from £12.00pp. For those special occasions you can add a glass of champagne from £5pp.

Our limited edition afternoon tea’s are available, to commemorate the Royal Wedding in May.

Our afternoon tea includes a selection of cakes, scones and sandwiches and is perfectly accompanied by our range of teas. We serve our standard Afternoon Tea from 2:30-5pm everyday.


History of Afternoon Tea

Anna, the 7th Duchess of Bedford is widely understood to have been been the driving force behind afternoon tea in the 1840’s. She is said to have complained of “having that sinking feeling” during the late afternoon. It was common at that time for people to take only two main meals a day, breakfast in the morning, and dinner at around 8 o’clock in the evening. The Duchess’ solution was a pot a tea and a light snack, taken privately in her boudoir during the afternoon. This quickly became a treat with her friends and developed into a social event.


Our delicious Limited Edition Afternoon Tea’s are available 7 days a week, between 12pm and 6pm.

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Hotel & Travel Information

Hotel & Travel Information


The Kings Head Hotel

10 Market Place,
Richmond,
North Yorkshire,
DL10 4HS
Telephone : 01748 850220
Email: kingshead@innmail.co.uk

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

History

History


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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.

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


Awards

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

2016
- 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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