The Old King's Head Hotel is a hotel and public house at 48–50 Lower Bridge Street, on the corner of Castle Street, Chester, Cheshire, England. It is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II* listed building.
|Old King's Head Hotel, Chester|
|Location||Lower Bridge Street, Chester, Cheshire, England|
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|Built for||Peter the Clerk|
|Designated||28 July 1955|
The building was constructed in about 1208. It was the town house for Peter the Clerk, the administrator of Chester Castle. It initially contained a section of the Chester Rows, but these were enclosed during the alterations made between the 15th and early 17th centuries. The latest of these alterations were made for Randle Holme I. The building was restored in 1935, and again during the 1960s.
It is basically a timber-framed building, part of which has been refaced with yellow sandstone, and with brick that has been painted or rendered. The roofs are slated. The building is in three storeys, of which the upper storey facing Lower Bridge Street is jettied. Both faces have three bays. The three bays on Lower Bridge Street are gabled, as is the middle bay on Castle Street.