The Kings Hotel is a charming 18th century townhouse, boasting distinctive and stylish accommodation. Sympathetic and careful renovation insure guests can enjoy all the modern day comforts they need, yet still soak up the character and history of a traditional Cotswold stone building. Nestled in the heart of picturesque Chipping Campden, The Kings is the perfect location from which to experience the stunning beauty of the Cotswolds. The Kings combines traditional character with contemporary style to create a relaxed and welcoming home away from home for every guest, whether for business or pleasure. The dedicated team at Kings draw on a wealth of experience to ensure your stay will be both memorable and comfortable.
The Kings is defined by its eclectic style. The fourteen main house bedrooms are all delightfully individual, and have been designed in deference to traditional Cotswold charm but of course, with a modern twist!
All Guestrooms Feature:
- WiFi Internet Access
- Tea & Coffee Hospitality Tray
The restaurant, with its golden stone, beamed ceilings and a huge candle-strewn open fireplace, sets the scene for an evening of cozy dining. Under the creative eye of Head Chef Ian Percival and his team, you will encounter culinary delights such as local asparagus teamed with quails egg, citrus hollandaise and parmesan followed by crisp pork belly & fillet, bacon & thyme potato cake, ruby chard and heritage carrots. Good traditional pub grub with a gastro gourmet twist!
Overlooking the Square, this is the place to meet in Campden and an ideal place for relaxed drinks and bar food. With at least two real ales at any one time including local Hook Norton, all our wines by the glass or bottle, daily papers, traditional pub games and absolutely no gaming machines, your evening is off to a great start. The a la carte menu is also available to enjoy in the bar area.
All over the country, the grand old tradition of afternoon tea is well and truly in vogue! The custom of afternoon tea was introduced in 1840 after the Seventh Duchess of Bedford typically became peckish at four o’clock in the afternoon. The Duchess felt that the time between their formal lunch and dinner was rather too long and so insisted that a tray of tea, bread and butter was brought to her private rooms in the afternoon. She soon started to invite her friends to take tea with her and the fashion spread like wildfire among London socialites. Afternoon tea became ‘the thing to do’ and during the 1800s women of standing and birth would change into formal gowns, gloves and hats and take their tea in the drawing room between four and five o’clock – a ceremony that is a common sight in many period dramas.
The Kings continues this great tradition and serves a variety of cream teas, full afternoon teas and, for a touch of luxury, sparkling afternoon teas with a glass of fizz. Take yourself back in time and spend an afternoon taking tea without a care in the world!
On The Map: Chipping Campden is located in the Cotswolds Region of Central England, just 35 miles directly south of Birmingham.
Chipping Campden is centrally located in the North Cotswolds – an idyllic town in an idyllic location. ‘Chipping’ comes from Old English meaning Market Place, and indeed the town was a rich wool-trading center in the Middle Ages. Campden is one of the prettiest towns in the Cotswolds, with a particularly elegant High Street. Buildings date from the 14th to 17th centuries, most constructed from locally sourced, honey-colored limestone, known as Cotswold Stone. The centerpiece of Campden’s wonderful architecture is the arch-adorned Market Hall, constructed in 1627. Other attractions include St James ‘Wool’ Church, which boasts one of the oldest altar tapestries in England, and a beautiful 120 foot tower. The Court Barn near the church is now a museum celebrating the rich Arts and Crafts tradition of the area. There are two famous and historic gardens nearby – Hidcote Manor Garden and Kiftsgate. In 1970, Campden’s High Street (and much of the town), was officially designated a conversation area to preserve this ancient city for generations to come.
The Cotswolds area is one of England’s favourite and most popular destinations. It is the largest of England’s 38 designated ‘Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty’, and attracts 38 million visitors each year. Often described as ‘quintessentially English’, the area is famous for its hundreds of honey-colour, limestone villages, nestled among gentle hillsides, known as ‘wolds’. Between the 13th and 15th centuries, native Cotswold sheep were famous throughout Europe for their high quality wool. Cotswold wool therefore commanded a high price, and generated significant wealth for the region. This in turn led to the building of fine houses and wonderful churches, known as ‘Wool Churches’. Many of the beautiful limestone towns and villages have remained largely unchanged for up to 300 years. ‘Drystone walls’, skillfully constructed without cement, criss-cross the rolling landscape. Some are hundreds of years old, and although a protected historical feature, are still in daily farming use. The region is a walker’s paradise, with thousands of miles of public footpath to explore, including the Cotswold Way National Trail.