Kings HeadMasham, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 4EF
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Food Serving Times
- Beer Garden
- Family Friendly
- Historic Pub
- Meeting Rooms
- Offers Functions
Food Serving Times
Book a table at Chef & Brewer
********You can book for lunch until 11am and Dinner until 4:30pm********
Want to make a group booking for more than 8? Then why not call us on the above number.
Important Booking Information
- A non-refundable deposit of £3 per person for Festive Fayre, Boxing day and New Year's day and £10 for Christmas Day must be received at the time of booking.
- Deposit payments accepted via credit, debit card or cash and must be paid at the time of booking. Full payment for Christmas Day must be received by 25th November or at time of booking if after this date. Pre-orders are required 14 days before dining or at the time of booking if less than 14 days before hand.
- For all Christmas buffet menus there is a minimum party size of 8 people. Cancellations made with less than 24 hours notice are liable for full payment of food.
- All currency is in pound sterling
- For our full terms and conditions click here
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.
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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.