• Blending traditional character with modern comforts, The Kings Head has been extending a warm welcome to travellers and diners for over two centuries…

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  • Relax in our restaurant and take your pick from a menu brimming with traditional, tasty treats...

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  • Enjoy a drink at the bar, or ask our bartender to blend you a ‘bartender’s choice'...

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The hotel

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.

A fascinating history

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.… read more

Our people

Guests and visitors of The Kings Head will notice something that everyone who works here has in common – they genuinely enjoy their jobs.

As a family-run business we strive to deliver a more friendly, personal service and could never be accused of being stuffy or pretentious. That being said, all staff are professional and extremely well trained to ensure that your experience is as great as it can possibly be.

It’s our hotel, but we want it to feel like it’s your hotel too… read more

Join Us

The Coaching Inn Group are an equal opportunities employer. We offer great training and the opportunity to progress, so if you have the energy, drive and professionalism to represent our strong company values then we would love to hear from you.

We employ in excess of 600 people, including centrally based management, office & maintenance teams through to locally based management, chefs, receptionists, and many more.

We pride ourselves on encouraging staff progression within the group, and consider it an honour to be able to help start someone’s career in the hospitality industry… read more

Reviews

From local guests who regularly dine with us, to visitors from across the country and abroad, we welcome feedback to ensure that we continue to exceed the standards you have come to expect from us.

Click here to read some of our most recent reviews.

The Coaching Inn Group

The Kings Head Hotel is part of The Coaching Inn Group, which has a passion for restoring lovely old historic coaching inns, of which there are now 15 of these iconic buildings in their collection.

Through refurbishing, revitalising and breathing life back into these inns, The Coaching Inn Group creates elegant, comfortable and well-priced accommodation and dining spaces with tempting menus, relaxed and stylish bars and coffee lounges… read more

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