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The Kings Arms Hotel

The Square, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 ONZ, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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West Midlands, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was our 4th stay at the Kings Arms. We love the atmosphere. The food and beer is excellent and during this visit we had the added bonus of live music from Fiona and friends. The rooms are small but that's what you should expect from such a beautiful old building. Everywhere is clean and we love that our dog,... More 

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Shrivenham
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The King's Arms in Hawkshead is a place to miss. We have eaten there previously but were put off by the bar staff who looked so miserable and were reluctant to engage in conversation. Some lessons in good customer service wouldn't go amiss! It seems that the revenue stream from tourists is so good that great service with a smile... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined with them and the food was fabulous and great value for money. I then contacted them with regard to a drink they served and they couldn't do enough to help be obtain it once I was home. Lovely staff and well worthy of this review. I will definitely be going back and may even stay with them next... More 

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Coventry, England, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in Flag cottage. This is one of 3 cottages owned by the hotel. The property is small as it was built in the 18th century. Lovely recently refurbished kitchen. Lounge area small and in need of some updating. 2 double bedrooms and 1 single. Ensuite with shower of 1st floor double bedroom, Toilet and shower downstairs. Friendly staff... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the King's Arms for 2 nights and ate 2 meals there (plus breakfasts). The food was pretty damn awesome - some of the best pub food we've had in England, and we've been to lots of fancy London gastros. We had a ploughman's lunch and burger that were amazing (the best burger we've had since moving from... More 

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Warrington
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can only say that I fully agree with the review left by Micheal B from Ruthin in December 13. We were allocated possibly the worst room in the hotel.... Room 4 which is tiny, dingy and noisy. The "ensuite" is little more than 2 feet by 5 feet. You can't close the door once you're in there and you... More 

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked in advance as our B&B said places get busy. Menu varied, some choice as a veggie. Service ok:friendly but not very speedy. Good good and filling. Drinks expensive in my opinion. Nice atmosphere in side and out in the courtyard. Nice way to spend an evening

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hull
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked a table good job as was really busy. Food excellent. Staff very friendly even though new all helped each other. Absolutely brilliant food. All pipping hot. Had the most fantastic ribeye steak perfectly cooked.

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Christchurch Nz
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found this lovely wee hotel on Tripadvisor as we wanted to stay away from the main tourist centres but be in the middle of the Lake District. The Kings Arms fit the bill perfectly for us. Friendly, courteous staff. Excellent food. Our room was quaint but comfortable that was what we expected in an old pub. The wifi was... More 

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Stayed in a cottage in Hawkshead and this pub became our favourite, lovely sitting outside and having a drink and watching the world go by, dog friendly as well. We decided to eat in the restaurant one night so we left our dog behind, dogs not allowed in restaurant, lovely friendly service and nice food we shared a starter and... More 

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