Idyllic Cotswolds bolthole filled with history

Kings Head Hotel, Cirencester, South West England

8.7

Excellent

1,305 reviews

Property details

Excellent Wellness Hotel

Top 1% in city

Excellent Business Hotel

Top 1% in city

Excellent Boutique Hotel

Top 1% in city

Excellent Romantic Hotel

Top 5% in city

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An architecturally fascinating Cirencester retreat with spa facilities, once owned by an Elizabethan sheriff - includes breakfast and dinner credit
  • Intriguing history: Once owned by an Elizabethan sheriff, with many a tale to tell dating back to the 14th century and before, Kings Head Hotel is a listed building of special architectural and historical interest. Behind its 19th-century façade lie a host of standout features, like the balustraded staircase, wood panelling and giant stone fireplace, as well as a vaulted spa offering a superb thermal suite and Elemis treatments.

  • Heartwarming fare: The bustling Brasserie has been designed for guests to feel part of the experience – watch the chefs cook in the open plan kitchen or cocktails being shaken at the bar. Constantly recognised by guests and Cotswold residents for offering great food and friendly service in a stylish open kitchen space.

  • Luxurious accommodation: Feature rooms are one-of-a-kind in their uniqueness, but each do a splendid job of showcasing the history of the establishment. High ceilings, wooden beams, exposed brick walls are just some of the features you'll find. Superior rooms offer ample space, and ooze contemporary style.

Amenities


- Wi-Fi
- Restaurant
- Brasserie
- Bar and lounge
- Deli
- Spa and wellness facilities (fees apply)
- Massages (fees apply) 
- 24-hour front desk
- Luggage storage
- Facilities for disabled guests
- Terrace  
- Parking (see 'Offer details')
- Pet friendly (see 'Offer details')

How to get there

Kemble train station is around four and half miles (10 minutes by taxi) from the hotel and connected to London Paddington, Swindon and Cheltenham Spa.

Entry requirements


The passport, visa and health requirements (including those related to COVID-19) at the time of booking can be viewed on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website for UK citizens, and on the Department of Foreign Affairs website for IE citizens. It is your responsibility to ensure that you and all members of your party are in possession of all necessary travel and health documents, and in compliance with any other immigration/entry requirements, before you travel.

  • Intriguing history: Once owned by an Elizabethan sheriff, with many a tale to tell dating back to the 14th century and before, Kings Head Hotel is a listed building of special architectural and historical interest. Behind its 19th-century façade lie a host of standout features, like the balustraded staircase, wood panelling and giant stone fireplace, as well as a vaulted spa offering a superb thermal suite and Elemis treatments.

  • Heartwarming fare: The bustling Brasserie has been designed for guests to feel part of the experience – watch the chefs cook in the open plan kitchen or cocktails being shaken at the bar. Constantly recognised by guests and Cotswold residents for offering great food and friendly service in a stylish open kitchen space.

  • Luxurious accommodation: Feature rooms are one-of-a-kind in their uniqueness, but each do a splendid job of showcasing the history of the establishment. High ceilings, wooden beams, exposed brick walls are just some of the features you'll find. Superior rooms offer ample space, and ooze contemporary style.

Amenities


- Wi-Fi
- Restaurant
- Brasserie
- Bar and lounge
- Deli
- Spa and wellness facilities (fees apply)
- Massages (fees apply) 
- 24-hour front desk
- Luggage storage
- Facilities for disabled guests
- Terrace  
- Parking (see 'Offer details')
- Pet friendly (see 'Offer details')

How to get there

Kemble train station is around four and half miles (10 minutes by taxi) from the hotel and connected to London Paddington, Swindon and Cheltenham Spa.

Entry requirements


The passport, visa and health requirements (including those related to COVID-19) at the time of booking can be viewed on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website for UK citizens, and on the Department of Foreign Affairs website for IE citizens. It is your responsibility to ensure that you and all members of your party are in possession of all necessary travel and health documents, and in compliance with any other immigration/entry requirements, before you travel.

Location and what's nearby

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24 Market Place, Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 2NR

The Roman town of Cirencester, deep in the heart of the rolling Cotswolds, is steeped in history. Its ancient Roman ruins and splendid architecture draw in countless visitors year round. Standing proud in the hub of things on the cobbled market square is beloved town treasure and Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence-winner, the Kings Head Hotel. The square holds regular farmers' markets and you can learn about the town’s fascinating Roman history in the Corinium Museum.

Further afield, you can wander around Prince Charles’ Highgrove House, enjoy a flutter at Cheltenham Racecourse, go birdwatching in Cotswold Water Park or visit the fabulous Westonbirt Arboretum. Drive through chocolate-box villages in the Coln Valley and enjoy gloriously muddy walks in the Gloucester Cotswold hills.