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 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.