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The most haunted pub in Britain?

Mediums think up to 16 spirits wonder through Ye Olde Kings Head in Chester.

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Yes, spooky sightings and ancient drinking holes go hand in hand, from ghostly apparitions by the fireplace to demonic figures roaming the cellar.

Set in the walled roman cathedral city of Chester The Ye Olde Kings Head a Tudor style property built in 1622 (The Stuart period) but erected on the foundations from the 13th century.
 
The building is recorded in the national heritage list for England as a designated Grade II* listed property.
 
The building was constructed for Peter the Clerk in 1208, he was the administrator of Chester castle. Having been trading for over 300 years (since 1714 to be precise) the Ye Olde Kings Head offers a unique British majestic experience.


GHOSTS
The original foundations of this striking spooky building first lay in the year 1208. This handsome seventeenth-century building has a timber-framed top storey and a riot of fine ancient internal woodwork. It is said to stand on the site of the first stone built-house in Chester of which there is a record. The building was converted in 1622 to The Randle Holme Manor... Lord Randle Holme used to take in passing Trade Merchants along with various waifs and strays of the City... 
Have their energies not wanted to leave as this was such a warm welcoming home?
 
On New Years Eve 1982, a female guest was asleep in one of the rooms upstairs when she suddenly woke up at two o'clock in the morning. Those who knew her did not consider her to be the fanciful type and so took her testimony seriously. As she sat up, she was able to discern what she described as a "man in black". Although she could not see his face, he apparently examined her from a distance for a good while until the apparition disappeared into nothingness. She did not feel fear yet a sense of calming as the spectre stood close to the end of the bed. Unshook from her experience she spent her second nights stay in the same room, Room 6, at Ye Olde Kings Head.
 
 
The ghost of a child appears sometimes upstairs, having a particular fondness for bedroom Number 4. A different residential vibrational energy takes the form of a poltergeist from time to time. In one room it draws shakily on the mirror, in another, it irritatingly moves guests' items around. The cries of a young toddler are heard at times when there is no toddler around to make them... usually on a Sunday.
 
With frequent Energy readings from local Supernatural GhostBusting teams, we have plenty of photos and audio of activity.
 
Did you see us on "Most Haunted UK"?

We will soon be updating this space with more content ....

ACCOLADES

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HOTELS.COM - Loved By Guests Award Winner 2019

 

The Hotels.com "Loved by Guests global awards" celebrate the properties that guests are excited to talk about. These awards are given to the “best of the best” partners  those who go the extra mile to delight travellers.

When our guests have an exceptional experience after booking on Hotels.com, they have an opportunity to tell us by rating and reviewing the property. To find this year’s most loved properties, our experts analysed millions of verified guest reviews and ratings."
 

We received our award in April 2019.

As an ever developing company, it means a lot to us to be able to reflect on organic client feedback. To have it summarised and delivered back by Hotels.com is an absolute testament to how hard the team really work. We are really proud to have received this prestigious title. 

As an award-winning venue, we will strive to carry on delivering the fantastic time our audience has come to expect, whilst improving our immersive experience.

UK-TOP-RESTAURANTS Featured Restaurant - Ye Olde Kings Head, Chester

""An amazing and unique destination and dining experience inside a 400-year-old

building. FEAST can accommodate up to 160 dining guests. The Inn provides 8 bespoke

boutique hotel rooms available for a truly complete mini-vacation. Ye Olde Kings

Head is a cosy place to play and let your imagination run wild in the heart of

Chester City while enjoying fine food and ambience.


Located near Chester Racecourse and walking distance from Chester train station.

Best known for their XL Royal Mega Platter and the Steins of Lager.

An experience not to be missed.""

© 2019 UK TOP RESTAURANTS

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Cask Marque - Certificate of Excellence 

Founded in 1998, Cask Marque is a not-for-profit organisation set up to promote cask beer, and particularly beer quality.

A team of over 50 beer assessors, most of whom are qualified brewers, make over 21,000 visits to pubs each year, testing in excess of 65,000 samples of beer. Between them, they have over 1,000 years’ industry experience and dutifully carry out their role to ensure drinkers get a great pint of cask ale in every pub!

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