Contemporary, boutique hotel with exceptional restaurant, spa and sumptuous bedrooms
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.