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BEST WESTERN Kings Head Hotel in Richmond oozes quality and exudes style. That should come as no surprise when you learn that our wonderful building was first erected as a gentlemans townhouse in 1717! Since then, guests have come and gone, but the class and charm of the place remains for all who visit to enjoy.

Fine Georgian architecture blends with modern convenience to offer warm and cosy surroundings and a relaxed atmosphere. Little wonder that the artist J.M.W. Turner described the hotel as The finest in Richmondshire!

Situated in the historic town of Richmond, BEST WESTERN Kings Head Hotel overlooks the beautiful cobbled marketplace reputed to be the largest in Europe, with in walking distance of the stunning Theatre Royal, Richmond Castle and river walks by the Swale. It means you have as much to feast your eyes upon outside the hotel as you do inside, and you'll never be stuck for things to see and do during your stay.

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Market Place
North Yorkshire
DL10 4HS


Bars, Free WIFI, Pets Allowed, Restaurants, Twenty Four Hour Service, No Lift
Free internet available throughout the hotel
There is free parking available onsite.
Pets: Accepted £10.00 per night for well behaved pets
Check-in & Check-out
14:00 | 11:00
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Rooms & Rates


Dining and Bars


Bar Lounge

Ground floor location with open log fire, easy seating as well as formal dining area, serving a varied menu from breakfast through to dinner, including light bites, sandwiches, coffees as well as a full 3 course meal.

Opening hours

Breakfast: 07:00 - 10:00
Lunch: 12:00 - 14:15
Dinner: 18:00 - 21:15
Weekend times may vary

Kings Restaurant

With its Georgian exterior, our restaurant radiates a genuine warmth, putting diners at ease and enticing them to enjoy the delicious dishes on offer. With every table boasting a view overlooking the largest and, arguably, most beautiful cobbled market square in Europe, our Kings restaurant is best for larger parties and private functions, and serves locally sourced ingredients in a classic menu.

Opening hours

Breakfast: 07:00 - 10:00
Lunch: 12:00 - 14:15
Weekend times may vary

Zetland Bar

Serving draft and hand-pulled beers and lagers, and of course a fine selection of wines that have as much character as we do, the hotel bar is open daily, with meals and snacks available from 9am - 9pm.

Pre and post theatre suppers are also available to enhance your evening when attending a performance at the nearby Georgian theatre.

Opening hours

Weekend times may vary


Richmond Golf Club

Course information

Course Type: Fred Pennink
Location: Off Site
Holes: 18
Par: 71
Distance: 6086 Yards
Handicap required


2 miles away in Richmond


Pro shop golf facilities


9 holes £10.00
18 holes £15.00
Club hire Yes
Buggy hire £20.00
Tuition Yes

Catterick Golf Course

Course information

Course Type: Arthur Day
Location: Off Site
Holes: 18
Par: 71
Distance: 6378 Yards
No handicap required


3 miles away in Catterick Garrison


Pro shop golf facilities


9 holes Yes
Buggy hire Yes
Tuition Yes


We take great pleasure, pride and enjoyment in catering for your wedding reception. And we love it when our guests love what we do for them!

We know what it takes to make big days a big success, and our wide range of wedding buffets and sit down wedding breakfasts have been designed to do just that! What ever your whim and however big your budget, we'll ensure the most important day of your lives is the happiest.


Wedding service and reception venue

Whether your wedding is for 150 or 20 guests, our staff are here to ensure your individual needs are catered for on the most memorable day of your life. It means you can literally sit back, and let us take care of everything.


Once you see our hotel up close, you'll realise that were seasoned specialists when it comes to good taste! Thats particularly true where our wedding menus are concerned, so whatever you fancy, you can be sure we'll serve up a treat for you and your guests.

Honeymoon Suite

Overlooking the cobbled market place with high ceilings and a bed a king would be proud of, our honeymoon suite is the perfect escape after your big day. It even has a secret door to the bathroom, with a corner bath and plenty of space for all those presents.


Registry office:
Richmond Registration Office
12 Queens Road, DL10 4AE

For any enquiries please call Myckala Smith on 01748 850220

Location and Attractions

Getting there.

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Nearest motorway: A1, J51, 3.00 miles
Nearest train station: Darlington, 15.00 miles
Nearest airport: Durham Tees Valley, 30.00 miles
Free parking on site (14 spaces)
On site disabled parking (2 spaces)

Market Place
North Yorkshire
DL10 4HS

What's nearby?


  • Richmond Swimming pool (1 miles)

  • Richmondshire Cricket Club (1 miles)

Cities & Attractions

  • Catterick Race Course (4.9 miles)

  • Richmond Castle (0 miles)

  • Theatre Royal (0 miles)

  • Aysgarth Falls (15 miles)

  • Green Howards Museum (0 miles)


  • Richmond (0 miles)

  • Darlington (14 miles)

  • Leyburn (15 miles)

Meetings, Conferences and Events


Exquisitely designed and wonderfully equipped, the hotel has 3 meeting rooms, a delicious Kings Restaurant, Pannelled Room and Ballroom which all combine to offer all modern conferencing facilities in timeless surroundings.

Available room set ups

U shape


Also situated on the first floor is the ballroom, with natural lighting, floor to ceiling windows, its own staging and adjacent bar, this is ideal for the dinner dances, large conferences requiring space and also its location is ideal for those private meetings

Panel Room

The Panel room is situated at the front of the building overlooking the marketplace, with natural lighting, fire place and is ideal for those board meetings, 1:1's or a small dinner.

Kings Room

The King's Room is also situated at the front of the building overlooking the cobbled market place, with natural daylight and a light and airy room, this is ideal for a conference, breakfast meeting or dinner to suit all requirements

Room Theatre Classroom U-Shape Boardroom Banquet
Ballroom 200 36 30 35 130
Panel Room 20 6 8 14 12
Kings Room 70 18 15 20 50
Have an enquiry?
Contact events on 0845 620 0506


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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 379 traveller reviews
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enjoyable stay

03/10/2015 judy l, Norwich, United Kingdom

The staff are friendly and helpful. The young lady receptionist willingly carried my heavy bag upstairs. [There is no lift]. She also gave me information on the area. The room was comfortable, clean a... more


Avoid Room 32 Unless You Are a Cave Dweller

18/09/2015 Annemarie S,

The good bits: Richmond is a beautiful place; the staff were great; the bed was very comfortable and the breakfast was lovely. Now Room 32. This is on the first floor by a staircase (take note, this ... more


Lovely lunch

12/09/2015 Oldbird1, Darlington

Popped in for lunch 11 September. Greeted by polite and friendly staff, especially the girl who served me. Recommended the house Merlot which was very good. I had a very substantial and tasty beef san... more


A Late Summer Stay In Richmond

05/09/2015 ChrisLin1747063, Stradbroke, United Kingdom

The hotel is ideally placed, overlooking Richmond's imposing town square, with hotel parking at the rear. The building is lovely, solid, square, Georgian construction, that, thankfully, has not been a... more


Excellent customer service, ideal location to explore Richmond, but the square is extremely noisy

21/08/2015 57explorer, Berkshire, United Kingdom

Before arriving at the hotel the Manager contacted me to discuss the room, to check that we would like the upgrade. We received excellent customer service from the Manager & staff. The food was g... more

Owner Response
GM-KingsH, General Manager at BEST WESTERN The Kings Head Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are doing everything in our power to reduce the noise levels from the market square in our hotel, but as you mention, our ideal location in the centre of town makes this difficult. We have installed secondary glazing as we discussed upon your check out, and still we are looking in to more options to revolve this problem. I hope very much our customer service will persuade you to return to us in the future. Kind Regards Georgie Hollands