Kings Head Hotel Cirencester
Once owned by an Elizabethan bailiff and voted best newcomer 2015 by Mr. & Mrs. Smith following an extensive restoration programme, the Kings Head Hotel, Cirencester is a stylish country escape steeped in history.
Located right in the heart of historic Cirencester town and a stones throw from the rolling hills of the Cotswolds, the newly renovated hotel is a graceful blend of contemporary cool and traditional features
With it’s ancient stonewalls, wooden beams, original Roman mosaic, trendy bar and restaurant, fully equipped spa and 45 beautifully styled bedrooms (all in elegant muted colours), it’s no surprise that the Kings Head has quickly become a Gloucester hotspot. However it’s their ‘Feature Spaces’ that really sets it apart from the plethora of countryside ‘boutique’ hotels.
Individually styled to show off original elements of the building, such as bare beams or exposed, centuries-old brickwork, each spacious room (ours was as large as a whole floor in our London town house) comes complete with a king size bed, bathroom featuring a spacious walk-in shower or bath/shower combination, Mac mini computer, personal mini fridge, Nespresso coffee machine and Lubatti toiletries.
One room even comes with a loft bathroom, while another features a stunning copper bathtub on a wooden floor next to the bed. So chic! Another welcomed touch is the Portobello gin and tonic with lemon and nibbles placed in the room as a welcome gift. The perfect greeting after a long drive.
Heading down stairs to the impressive vaulted basement is the spa. Available to hotel guest this impressive space contains four treatment rooms, a relaxation room, sauna, steam room, hot tub and experience shower. Bliss.
For those that can’t stand to leave their pets behind you’ll be pleased to know that at the Kings Head small companions are also welcome (although there is a £10 supplest charge) and will even be provided with their own bowl in the lounge/bar, although for obvious reasons they are not permitted in the restaurant.
Serving up a selection of modern British food (think black pudding scotch eggs, chargrilled squid and chunky chips) the restaurant is reminiscent of your typical smart gastro pub, with an open kitchen and simple wooden furniture. But our favourite feature has to be the vaulted wine cellar with an impressive wine list situated next to an additional vaulted dinning room, perfect for those looking or a unique private dinning, experience.
A perfect mix of town and country, the Kings Head Cirencester is a place where you can escape to the wilds of the Cotsworlds and unwind in the luxury comforts of civilisation. Just don’t forget to spoil yourself and book one of their ‘Featured Spaces’.
To book your stay at the Kings Head Hotel Cirencester visit kingshead-hotel.co.uk