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Queen's Head Restaurant

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Main Street, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0NS, England
+44 (0)1539 436271
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
never had so much food on a plate

We had Sunday lunch here and the only way to describe the short rib of beef served is 'wow!' Served on the bone it was a colossal amount of beef that tasted really rather good. Served with potato and roast veg it was one meal I don't think I will forget. If it had just been finessed just a bit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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  • Local cuisine
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
167 reviews 167 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had Sunday lunch here and the only way to describe the short rib of beef served is 'wow!' Served on the bone it was a colossal amount of beef that tasted really rather good. Served with potato and roast veg it was one meal I don't think I will forget. If it had just been finessed just a bit... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

I visited here with my family for Sunday lunch. The staff were accommodating and found us a table. We all ordered roast dinner. The food was well presented, albeit a bit on the small size portions - especially with vegetables. We also had desserts too. For what we got, I do feel it was pricey (£8.95 for a children's Sunday... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Situated in the beautiful village of Hawkshead this restaurant is worth a visit. The food is very good and the staff are very friendly and helpful. The atmosphere is good and the restaurant is usually very busy. We had to wait 15 mins at the bar but it was worth the wait. Its one of 4 restaurants in the village... More 

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Matlock, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Visited here on an off chance on our final evening. They managed to squeeze us in at the last minute. Proper olde worlde pub with low beams and comfy chairs. Great food; absolutely top class and better than I could have hoped for. Lovely staff too. All set in the beautiful village of Hawkshead. Hope to go back one day... More 

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We ate here twice during our holiday. The first night we were really impressed. Husband had an excellent cold meat platter and the dish I had was called "three little pigs" it was pork 3 ways and was delicious. The second night I had lamb cutlets which were lovely, cooked pink and just right for me. I wasn't as impressed... More 

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Manchester
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We had a lovely stay here on D, B&B 😀 staff incredibly attentive and friendly. We had a beautiful room (room 3). Lovely food, especially the breakfast...Fantastic.

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Cape Town
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44 reviews 44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The food and service was amazing, but the heating was on full blast, so it was very hot in the reasturant.

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Ambleside, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Excellent value for money food before 6pm £6,00 a meal. Great food great service. Try roast beef Sunday lunch (every day).

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South Shields, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Well worth a visit, we loved it that much we went back the second night, portion of ribs as a starter was more like a main course!

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Cambs
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85 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Went for an early evening meal while staying in nearby Campsite for the weekend and it was excellent - lovely staff, in wine and excellent food-we shared starters of corned beef cake and then I ad 3 little pigs and my husband had the lamb while the kids shared fish and chips. We could't find room for desserts but the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Main Street, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0NS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside  >  Hawkshead
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)1539 436271

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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