Welcome

The Kings Head Hotel is an attractive 17th century coaching inn.
In the past stage coaches rumbled past what is now the entrance hall.

The 2nd Duke of Buckingham passed away here in 1687 having developed a chill after foxhunting nearby.

The Ryedale Show was established at The Kings Head in 1855 and has run almost continually for over 150 years.

The hotel has recently had an extensive refurbishment and now offers a high standard of cuisine.

Steve and Maria Wrigley are your hosts and aim to make your visit as comfortable as staying in your own home.

The hotel is open throughout the year and boasts an excellent dining room, residents’ lounge, and an open fire in the Duke’s Lounge.
There is a well stocked bar offering cask ales, continental lagers and a good selection of malt whiskies.

We have 9 letting bedrooms, each with en-suite bathroom or shower room.

The historic town of Kirkbymoorside is mentioned in the Domesday Book and became a market town in 1234.

The North York Moors National Park surrounds the hotel and includes Rosedale and Farndale, the relics of Rievaulx and Byland abbeys, Castle Howard and Hutton-le-Hole folk museum.
York, Scarborough and Whitby are all close by, whilst Kirkbymoorside offers golf, tennis, bowls and squash.
The area is noted for its fishing, shooting, walking, pony trekking, horse riding and musical concerts.