The Old King's Head

The Old King’s Head has had a rich history over the 400 years it has stood in Kirton and is a distinctive building that is cherished by local people.

The Old King’s Head is a unique 16th-Century Grade II listed building situated in Kirton, a rural village near Boston in Lincolnshire. This former inn, pub, hotel and family home has been at the heart of Kirton for over 400 years and is a rare example of the Fenland Artisan Mannerist style – a building technique which reveals a unique history of the ebb and flow of Britain's people.


The inn is a rare example of the Fenland Artisan Mannerist style, a building technique which reveals a unique history of the ebb and flow of Britain’s people. The Old King’s Head tells us about the forgotten importance of the road from London to Boston, once a hub for those who traded, travelled and warred by sea.

Kirton, now a small village was once a hectic town, the third largest settlement in the county. The history of the Old King’s Head and its custodians reflect the cultural heritage of the local area, prosperous landlords, vigorous rivalries, between the church, barmen and even their own clientele!

This project had been ongoing for Heritage Lincolnshire since 2014, but The Old King’s Head finally opened its doors once more to the public on Friday 1st October 2021 as a café, 9-bedroom B&B and community room available for hire.

For the official opening day, The Duff family, who were former residents of The King’s Head, were welcomed back. They were the first to be served in the café and Mary, had the grand job of cutting the red ribbon to declare us officially open!

Visit Us


The Old King’s Head, 28 High Street,
Kirton, Boston PE20 1EG


Tel: 01205 337770


Car parking for guests is available on site if you are staying the night with us, and there is also plenty of on-road parking in Kirton.

The inn and café is wheelchair accessible, with rooms on the ground floor available. Unfortunately the first floor rooms are only accessible via stairs.



Monday - Friday: 9am – 4pm

Saturday - Sunday: 9am – 4pm



Come and experience the historic Old King’s Head and surrounding village, appreciate the beautiful countryside whilst enjoying delicious refreshments at our Café.


Site manager

Heritage Lincolnshire


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