|Check-in||From 14:00 hours|
|Check-Out||07:00 – 12:00 hours|
|Cancellation/Prepayment||Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please check the room conditions when selecting your room above.|
|Children and Extra Beds. Free!||All children under 1 year stay free of charge when using existing beds. All children under 2 years are charged £15 per person per night for children’s costs/cribs. All older children or adults are charged £25 per person per night for extra beds. The maximum number of extra beds/children’s cots permitted in a room is 1. Any type of extra bed or child’s cot/crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management. Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.|
|Pets||Pets are not allowed.|
|Accepted Credit Cards||American Express, Visa, Euro/Mastercard, Maestro, Solo, Switch. The hotel reserves the right to pre-authorise credit cards prior to arrival.|
Special occasions at The King’s Head Hotel
The King’s Head Hotel provides an ideal setting for a wide range of special occasions in the Ripon, North Yorkshire area. Whether you are looking to host a private party, dining event or business meeting, our function room can host for a large number of people and offers superb in-house catering.
About the Hotel
The perfect base for exploring North Yorkshire and the Yorkshire Dales
The Kings Head Hotel is a great venue when you are looking for a leisurely break in the North Yorkshire and Yorkshire Dales areas. A short drive and you can be enjoying a scenic picnic by Britain’s largest monastic ruin Fountains Abbey or the ruined monastery of Jervaulx Abbey. If you love hiking, follow the A6108 into Yorkshire Dales National Park and wander off the beaten track across high hills and moors divided by rugged stone walls and spotted with grand old houses.
How to get here
The hotel is conveniently located just off the A6108, a little over 15 minutes from the A1 motorway. We are not far from Lightwater Valley Theme Park and Thirsk, Ripon and Harrogate are all within easy reach. To find us by satnav, use the postcode HG4 4EF.
Area & Hotel History
Combining modern comforts with traditional looks, The Kings Head Hotel dates back to the 18th century, a fine Georgian building overlooking the historic market square in Masham. Prior to becoming a hotel, the building was the local community’s tax office and posting house.
The market town of Masham dates back to Saxon times, offering an air of Old England thanks to its attractive almhouses and historic market square. A twice weekly market has been held in the square since 1393 and continues to this day. A plaque to commemorate the first market charter granted in 1250 can be found in the town, along with two more in 1328 and 1393.
Another of Masham’s attractions is St Mary’s Church, noted in the Domesday Book of 1086. Inside the churchyard you will find an ancient round pillar with figures representing Jesus, said to be part of a cross carved over a thousand years ago.
The scenic splendour of the Lower Wensleydale area has inspired some of Britain’s greatest artists. 16th century English poet, John Leland, described the local area as ‘a praty quick market town and faire chirch’. Famous landscape painter, Joseph Turner, visited Yorkshire in 1797 and frequently returned to gather inspiration from its romantic landscapes. Altogether, Turner created more than 70 drawings and paintings of the Yorkshire landscape throughout his life, and stopped specifically in Masham during his 1816 tour.
Famous for its family-run breweries, particularly Theakstons Brewery which has been in Masham since 1875, the area is renowned for having some of the finest beers around and are still popular with locals and visitors today.