The historic, Roman town of Cirencester, sought after due to its idyllic location in the picture-perfect Cotswolds countryside, is the home of the Kings Head Hotel; a charming, boutique hotel standing in the footprint of a building that dates back to the 1500’s. On the edge of a thriving square that is home to regular farmers markets in the iconic Corn Hall, fascinating museums and other quirky shops and spaces, this hub is the perfect base camp from which to wander the cobbled streets.
The interior of the Kings Head neatly knits together the flourishes of it’s Roman past with the contemporary touches that modern travellers expect from a luxury offering such as this. Once home to an Elizabethan Bailiff and Georgian cockfights, the friendly team will be happy to tell you tall tales of days gone by, before you retire to your lavish bad for a truly sound sleep. The exceptional accommodation consists of contemporary yet sumptuous bedrooms, as well as a selection of plush, self-catering apartments with fully-equipped kitchens, seperate living areas and king-sized beds.
The in-house restaurant boasts an eclectic yet tasteful décor, serving up exceptional British fare with a touch of theatre from the open kitchen. For lazy afternoons there is a delightful afternoon tea to be had, but to really sample the creative flair, sit down to dinner (served until 9.30pm) for everything from Wookie Hole Cheddar Souffle to tender Striploin of Roast Beef.
After a peaceful evening, the breakfast offering is one to remember (served from 7am to 10.30am on weekdays, 7.30am to 10.30am on weekends). Stack your plate with the flakiest pastries, homemade compotes and other wonderful treats before setting out to explore the Cotswolds countryside in wellies and walking boots. Post adventure, rest tired legs in the opulent bar with a regional tipple or an expertly, crafted creation from the resident mixologists.
Deep, down in the expertly refurbished vaulted cellar, the Kings Head Spa provides an oasis of calm amidst this bustling market town. Boasting four treatment rooms, a relaxation room, sauna, and steam room, hot tub and experience shower, their wide range of treatments and high-end products will rejuvenate the weariest of travellers.
Fourteenth-century, luxurious former coaching Inn
These beautiful new Apartments are located within the Kings Head Hotel and prove ideal for either a hotel stay or a flexible, self-catering stay.
The 'Feature Rooms' are all completely individual and full of period features, offering distinct personality and a true taste of Cirencester heritage coupled with the modern amenities those staying for long periods would expect.
Each of the 'Indulgent Rooms' offer timeless luxury with architectural features making each room very individual and full of personality.
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The Vaulted Spa, uniquely situated beneath ground in the catacombs of the Kings Head, offers a unique, sensuous experience. From the scented candles that illuminate the exposed brickwork, to the broad range of treatments and massages, The Vaulted Spa boasts four treatment rooms and an expansive menu of treatments, as well as a hot tub, steam room, sauna and fully equipped gym.
Utilising Lubatti and MONU products, the dedicated and experienced spa team offer beauty treatments and massages, as well as manicures, pedicures, and specialist treatments for mothers to be.
Spa opening hours:
Monday - Wednesday: Treatments 9am - 5.45pm/ Thermal Suite 10am - 5.45pm
Thursday - Saturday: Treatments 9am - 7pm/ Thermal Suite 9.30am - 7.45pm
Sunday: Treatments 9am - 5.15pm/ Thermal Suite 9.30am - 5.15pm
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With locally sourced produce and a seasonally-changing menu, the Kings Head offers an elegant yet laid back space in which to enjoy an indulgent breakfast, lazy lunch, spot of afternoon tea, or an extravagant dinner via either the a la carte or tasting menus.
Having been recognised by the OpenTable ‘Diner’s Choice’ Awards in both 2015 and 2016, the Kings Head offers the best of British dining. You’ll find an enticing blend of the modern and traditional, from Gloucester Old Spot sausages with creamy mashed potato, to ‘super food’ salads of kale, walnuts and goji berries.
A range of private dining rooms are also available, with capacity for up to 18 guests in The Cellar, up to 30 in The Panel Room and 100 in the Vaulted Cellar, while the stylish bar area offers an outstanding selection of wines and champagnes, as well as cocktails and an extensive array of gins.
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