In the heart of the Cotswolds market town of Cirencester, boutique hotel the Kings Head Hotel adds a sympathetic stamp of contemporary country style to 450 years of history.

Whether you are coming to relax with loved ones or simply enjoy the delicious food and drink, or to celebrate an occasion, the Kings Head has it all to offer.

We have our very own Deli & Wine Cellar featuring the best local produce from around the Cotswolds plus two popular restaurants.

Just outside, The local Farmers’ Market takes place for you to experience local food and crafts. 

Rooms: 70, including ten One-Bedroom Apartments

Location: Cirencester, Cotswold

local experiences

Divine dining

There are two. The hotel’s main restaurant (open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday for dinner and for hearty Sunday lunch and dinners) is a homey-yet-modern space serving up British food with a contemporary twist; as much as possible is locally sourced. 

A mish-mash of artwork hangs on the walls, including a commissioned piece by Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen and there are leather banquettes and parquet flooring, plus a few rustic touches. The menu is as alluring as the decor, with slow-cooked pork cheeks, sirloin steak in Béarnaise sauce, and wild-mushroom linguine. For afters, the poached pineapple with blackcurrant and orange sorbet is a must-try. 

And the lively MBB Brasserie, with painted stone walls and leather banquettes, serves lunch and dinner. You can watch the chefs cook and bartenders mix up cocktails here, and the menu also champions locally grown, farmed and fished produce. 

Enjoy Creedy Carver duck terrine, garden beetroot risotto and lemon posset with brandy snaps. To ensure you get your fill, book in advance.


Sip & Savour

The backlit bar is a destination in its own right, pulling in thirsty Cirencesterians in search of well-mixed cocktails. It’s the first thing you see on entering the hotel and feels like a more grown-up space, with leather sofas for two and elaborate booze concoctions. 

Go for a G&T mixed with a spirit from the hotel’s extensive gin collection and flavoured Fevertree tonic water – we like the elderflower one. Dogs are allowed here (but not in the restaurant), and there’s a generous menu of sandwiches and other treats to pick at. 

With a nod to the town’s history as a centre of the yarn trade, colourful bobbins of thread are mounted on the wall, and bare brick and flagstone tiles give a hard edge to the cosy chic.


The Vaulted Spa

You will experience scented candles, exposed brickwork and relaxing treatments in an exceptional and unique subterranean setting. Providing you and a loved one the perfect place for a peaceful and tranquil Spa experience in the Cotswolds.

A range of signature treatments with ELEMIS products including a Full Body Massage, Facial and Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage with Mini Facial as well as manicures and pedicures are available. Pre booking is recommended. 

Rooms & suites

superior space

With contemporary furnishings in green-and-white hues, these intimate rooms are slightly larger than the Classics and have a sofa or armchairs, a wardrobe and a king-size bed (or twin beds on request). The bathroom has Greener Lifestyle bath products and either a walk-in shower or a bath tub with an overhead shower.

Up to two extra beds for under-12s can be added on request. All rooms have a flatscreen TV, free WiFi, air-conditioning, tea-making kit, and a mini fridge (with free mineral water).

double bedroom at the kings head hotel

feature spaces

These rooms are decorated with eau de Nil walls and Toile de Jouy wallpaper, in keeping with the hotel’s classic country style.

These rooms’ selling point are their restored period features, such as exposed brick walls and wooden beams; they’re more unusual than those in the other categories and have lots of character. Each room has a king-size bed (that can be converted to twins on request), and one extra bed for an under-12 can be added on request.

The ensuite bathroom has The White Company products and either a walk-in shower or a bath tub with an overhead shower. All rooms have a flatscreen TV, free WiFi, air-conditioning, tea-making kit, and a mini fridge (with free mineral water).

indulgent space

The grandest spaces in the hotel, these elegant rooms have period detailing and both modern and traditional-style furnishings, with plump sofas, king-size beds (one room has a pencil four-poster) and high ceilings. Each room has an ensuite bathroom with The White Company bath products and a shower; one of the rooms has a freestanding bath tub in the bathroom, and another has a freestanding copper tub in the room – ask for more details when booking. All rooms have a flatscreen TV, free WiFi, air-conditioning, tea-making kit, and a mini fridge (with free mineral water).

One Bed Serviced Apartment

Each apartment has an open-plan living room with inviting sofas (some have sofa beds), a dining table and a fully equipped kitchen (with an oven, hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge and washer/dryer). 

In the separate bedroom there’s a king-size bed and ensuite bathroom with a shower over the bath tub and Greener Lifestyle bath products. There’s also free WiFi, a flatscreen TV, air-conditioning, and tea-making kit. 

The apartment is a wee walk from the main building and doesn’t have a lift, so isn’t suitable for wheelchair users. The hotel staff are happy to help with your bags if needed. 

Please note, as a one bed, this is on the cosier side, so while you can still book this room, you may prefer one of the others, where you can spread out on the bed and enjoy more elbow room.


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