Kings Head

Market Place, Masham, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 4EF

Sometimes you know just what you want; great pub food cooked with care. Our new menu is full of the timeless dishes you know and love. It’s time to enjoy hearty portions, big, bold flavours and traditional pub dishes served with the occasional twist. Come and join us and rediscover your new favourite.

Find your new favourite - view our new main menu
View our lunch menu - main courses from £5
View our evening set menu - two courses for £12
View our Sunday roast menu - roasts from £7.99

The King’s Head is an 18th century country pub in the heart of the ancient market town of Masham, gateway to the glorious Yorkshire Dales National Park. Georgian-built, this fine hostelry overlooks the famous market square, where twice weekly markets have been held since 1250. The King’s Head serves ales so local they’re brewed just down the road. Real ale enthusiasts can visit the Theakston and Black Sheep Breweries in Masham for a tour before coming back to the pub to enjoy a delicious pub meal or Sunday lunch.

Masham’s market square is the biggest in Yorkshire Dales and in the 18th and 19th centuries held the largest sheep and cattle markets in the north. Markets still take place twice weekly on Wednesdays and Saturdays outside The King’s Head. This pretty market town on the banks of the River Ure dates back to Saxon times, and the lovely medieval Saint Mary’s Church on Cockpit Hill stands on the site of a much earlier place of worship, dating back to the 7th century and noted in the Domesday Book.

The beautiful North Yorkshire countryside surrounding Masham and The King’s Head offers some wonderful walks and attractions. Spectacular Jervaulx Abbey, James Herriott’s Thirsk and the tree-lined boulevards of Georgian Harrogate are all within easy reach. After discovering the Yorkshire Dales or planning walks through lovely Lower Wensleydale, The King’s Head is the perfect place to stop for a delicious pub meal, with a choice of dishes throughout the day, courtyard dining and mouth-watering Sunday lunches.

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  • About the Kings Head

    The King’s Head is a fine North Yorkshire country pub. Set in a traditional market town, this 18th century Georgian building is brimming with original features including a roaring open fire, wooden beams and famous real ales that are brewed a matter of metres away. We have an extensive menu of delicious hearty meals and delicious Sunday roast dinners.

    Family Friendly

    Bring the whole family to The King’s Head. We have an appetising children’s menu, high chairs and baby changing facilities, should you need them. If there is anything we can help you with while you’re here, just ask a member of staff.

    Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed to join you inside the pub but they are more than welcome to sit with you in the courtyard or market square opposite the pub.

    Coaches Welcome

    We welcome large parties at The King’s Head, whether you’re in Masham to explore this historic market town or to enjoy the majestic landscapes of the Yorkshire Dales or experience the thrills of Lightwater Valley. Simply let us know you’re coming in advance so we are ready to welcome you when you arrive. Call us today.


    We have 27 recently refurbished rooms, many with exposed beams and original Georgian features. The King’s Head is a great location from which to discover North Yorkshire and the Yorkshire Dales. Book a room at the King’s Head online today.

    Meeting/Function Rooms

    We have function rooms that are ideal for meetings or private parties. The King’s Head also holds a Civil Marriage license and can conduct weddings on the premises. Please get in touch for full details and availability.

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    • Beer Garden
    • Family Friendly
    • Historic Pub
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Offers Functions
    • Wifi
    • Accommodation
  • Find Us

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  • Book a table at Chef & Brewer

    To make a booking for the same day, book for lunch before 11am and dinner before 4pm.

    Want to make a group booking for more than 8? Then why not call us on the above number.

    Important Booking Information

    • A deposit may be required for a main event but not for a regular booking
    • Deposit payments accepted via credit, debit card or cash and must be paid at the time of booking.
    • All currency is in pound sterling
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  • Accommodation at the Kings Head

    Good Night Inn

    Book a stay with us and you are sure to get a warm welcome from our friendly team.

    Enjoy our special touches to make you feel home from home and relax in our comfortable en-suite rooms.


    To make a reservation please Book your hotel here.

    Rooms: 27

    Hotel address

    Market Place,
    North Yorkshire,
    HG4 4EF


    Breakfast - Enjoy a continental or a freshly cooked breakfast of your choice, while we look after you in our comfortable surroundings.

    Relax and linger over coffee or another slice of toast and let us help you prepare yourself for the day ahead.

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