The King's Head Hotel - last resting place of Georgey Porgey

THE KING'S HEAD is an attractive seventeenth century coaching inn. In the past, coaches rumbled through what is now the entrance hall. The Duke of Buckingham's final resting place when he passed away in 1687. He is immortalised in the nursery rhyme "Georgey Porgey Pudding & Pie".  

A high standard of cuisine exists at the hotel, providing both bar snacks, or full evening meal in our Dining Room which offers excellent and delicious English food cooked with a twist, all prepared and cooked by the proprietors of this very welcoming family run Hotel. We aim to make your stay as comfortable as staying in your own home.

Also available to the visitor is a comfortable, log fire, sitting room or, if preferred, The Duke's Lounge Bar for a relaxed evening which is directly attached to the Creighton Bar..

The Hotel is open throughout the year and visitors are assured of a warm welcome and pleasant company.

The historic town of Kirkbymoorside was built, as the name implies, around a church on the edge of the North York Moors. 553 square miles of National Parkland surround the Hotel, including beautiful Rosedale, Bransdale and Farndale which is a delight in Springtime when daffodils line the river banks. In Autumn the purple moor stretches as far as the eye can see to the rugged Yorkshire coastline.

The area is rich in relics from the past. The tourist may wish to visit such places of interest as Rievaulx or Byland Abbey, Castle Howard,  Hutton-le-Hole Folk Museum or the Saxon churches of Kirkdale or Lastingham.

Whitby, Scarborough and York are thirty minutes drive away whilst golf, bowls, squash and tennis are all available to the visitor to Kirkbymoorside. The area is well noted for its fishing, shooting and walking. Pony trekking, horse riding, antique fairs and musical concerts are all within the reach of visitors.

The Hotel has eight bedrooms - 1 single, 2 double, 2 twin, and 3 family rooms - all with private facilities.

B&B  20-35 per person inc taxes.


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