The Kings Arms

Amersham, Buckinghamshire

Quintessentially English inn with cosy bar and cheery staff - stay in original beamed rooms, perhaps in the old stables, or modern doubles


37 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 4


Step in the footsteps of former guest Oliver Cromwell as you stroll along Amersham’s classy High Street and turn in under the archway, as customers have done since the fifteenth century. Horses were once changed here in the cobbled courtyard, while guests alighted from their carriages for vittles. Much more recently the Kings Arms has featured in scenes for ‘Midsomer Murders’ and ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’. This lovely Tudor pub retains its historic roots, particularly in the snug bar with cosy seating areas, fire nooks and bare wood floors – black leather chairs and touches of purple velvet give it a modern twist. A new extension behind adds twenty smart bedrooms along a long corridor; for a more authentic inn stay, ask for a room in the stable block or main building, all dark wood furniture and beams, perhaps a four poster.  Welcoming staff and friendly Irish owner David offer Brakspear and Rebellion beers on tap, and classic pub food. Fabulous for a weekend – check out David’s hand painted map on the wall for local walks, discover the shops in this delightful market town or explore the Chilterns.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dogs welcome
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Open all day.
Starters from £6. Lunch from £12. Dinner from £12.


Nightly price
from £115
3 Suites for 2
From £175
2 Suites for 4
From £195
28 Doubles
From £115
1 Family room for 4
From £155


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Lizzie Hampson

  • The Kings Arms Hotel Amersham is a 34 bedroom Inn dating from the 1400’s and has been refurbished to offer all modern amenities whilst maintaining the historical character of the building.
  • Find us in the historical Old Amersham village and enjoy with its boutiques, antique shops and wide selection of pubs and restaurants.
  • Grab your wellies & immerse yourself in the beautiful Chiltern Hills.
  • The hotel has been used extensively in TV and Film productions including Four Weddings and aFuneral, Miss Marple and the TV series Midsomer Murders. It has also hosted many famous guests such as Oliver Cromwell.
  • Our restaurant is situated in the old section of the building so that you can take in the lovely rustic ambience whilst enjoying a leisurey breakfast or evening meal.
  • In both daytime and the evening our traditional village pub offers a variety of ales, wines and spirits for you to enjoy whilst you relax. Guests can cosy up in the winter months beside our beautiful open fires.