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Iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi

4.0/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.1/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Pet Friendly
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping

Explore the area

    Popular LocationThe Canterbury Tales14 min walk
    Popular LocationWestgate Gardens18 min walk
    Popular LocationWestgate Gardens and Towers18 min walk
    AirportLondon (SEN-Southend)86 min drive

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  • Double Room (Room 1)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsDouble Room (Room 1)
  • Double Room (Room 2)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsDouble Room (Room 2)
  • Twin Room (Room 3)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Single Beds
    More detailsTwin Room (Room 3)

About this area


The King's Head is located in Canterbury. Canterbury Cathedral and Westgate Gardens and Towers are local landmarks, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Boughton Golf Club and Whitstable and Seasalter Golf Club. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at St. Lawrence Ground or Lydden Hill Race Circuit. Our guests appreciate the inn's location for the sightseeing.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • The Canterbury Tales - 14 min walk
  • Canterbury Cathedral - 16 min walk
  • Marlowe Theatre - 17 min walk
  • Westgate Gardens - 18 min walk
  • Westgate Gardens and Towers - 18 min walk

Getting around

  • Canterbury East Station - 9 min walk
  • AirportLondon (SEN-Southend) - 86 min drive


  • Pinocchio's - 10 min walk
  • Willows Secret Kitchen - 11 min walk
  • The Ambrette - 13 min walk
  • Tiny Tim's Tearoom - 13 min walk
  • The Foundry - 15 min walk

About this property

The King's Head

3-star inn near Canterbury Cathedral
Along with laundry facilities, this smoke-free inn has free breakfast and free self-parking. WiFi in public areas is free. All 3 rooms offer free WiFi, coffee makers and flat-screen TVs with digital channels.
The King's Head offers 3 forms of accommodation with coffee/tea makers and free toiletries. Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self parking

Food and drink

  • Free breakfast available

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Free toiletries


  • Digital channels
  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Iron/ironing board (on request)



Check-in between noon and 11:00 PM


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

If you are planning to arrive after 11 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation


Pets are allowed
Dogs only

Children and extra beds

This property does not allow children
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

Property is also known as

King's Head Inn Canterbury
King's Head Canterbury
The King's Head Inn
The King's Head Canterbury
The King's Head Inn Canterbury

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The King's Head and receive a full refund?
Yes, The King's Head offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The King's Head cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is The King's Head pet-friendly?
Yes, dogs are allowed at this property.
How much is parking at The King's Head?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at The King's Head?
Check-in is from noon to 11:00 PM.
What time is check-out at The King's Head?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Where is The King's Head located?
Situated in Canterbury, this inn is within 1 mi (2 km) of The Canterbury Tales, Canterbury Cathedral, and Marlowe Theatre. Canterbury Christ Church University and University of Kent are also within 3 miles (5 km). Canterbury East Station is 9 minutes by foot and Canterbury West Station is 22 minutes.
Very good
168 reviews
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4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Poor
1 - Terrible




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with group
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Lovely pub, staff very friendly. Room is basic but clean and has everything you need. Nice breakfast in the morning. Great value for money.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
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The character and quirieness of the property. Host very nice and bar area was good.
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2019

5/5 Excellent

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Great traditional pub hotel, complete with beams.
I really enjoyed my short stay here. The owners were very welcoming and friendly. They cater for different dietary requirements and had some gluten free sausages that they prepared me for breakfast, this was a real treat as I did not warn them before I arrived that I was gluten free. The room is very quirky and has real character. This might not suit everyone, however I really appreciated it. The only downside really is the parking, which although very safe, meant my car was blocked in.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with group
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Lovely people, lovely pub at a great price. Can't go wrong!
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

4/5 Good

Business traveller
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Thoroughly enjoyable
This is a delightful old 14th century pub, the hosts were very welcoming and helpful and we had one of the best English Breakfasts I've had in a long time. Our room was very small but had everything we needed. If I was being picky it was tired in places, the shower wasn't great, the water luke warm and the corners a bit grubby with wear rather than dirt. The beds were very comfortable. My only downside is that it is situated on a very busy road, our room was immediately above and a lot of light came into the room. I am a very light sleeper so this didn't help however for our purposes it fine, much less clinical than a room in a hotel chain, very friendly. I wouldn't let a little bit of quirkiness put you off, and if only for one or two nights I would stay again without hesitation.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

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