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The Head at Middleton
Situated on the A683 | Between Kirkby Lonsdale and Sedbergh, Middleton LA6 2NF, England   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Middleton
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“excellent place to stay.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

Just recently stayed for five days at The Head and can only wonder about the "average" and "terrible" reviews posted on here, in our opinion these reviews are most unfair and should be ignored.
The accommodation is spacious, spotless,and very comfortable, the garden is NOT overgrown it is set out to be a typical cottage garden which in turn attracts different species of wildlife.
Liz and David are superb "mine hosts" with nothing too much trouble, one only needs to ask. The menu at first glance does appear to be typical pub grub but there the similarity ends because the quality of the food and the cooking is certainly well above "pub grub" standard, in fact we have dined in "starred restaurants" and many times the food has been of lesser quality than at The Head.
This was our first visit to the area and will not be our last, The Head will most certainly be our choice of place to stay due to its location but not least because of the warm welcome we received from Liz ,David and staff.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

Recently stayed overnight with my 3 collies and will definitely return. Made to feel very welcome, lovely rooms, dog friendly which is unusual when trying to book accommodation anywhere in the Lakes. Loved the gift shop attached to the pub as you can take away a nice souvenir of your visit.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

We spent a thirteen night holiday in May/June. From the moment we arrived, we were made to feel very welcome and by the end of our stay we felt more as friends than guests. Elizabeth and David could not do enough for us, nothing was too much trouble. The accommodation was clean,comfortable and spacious, and the food excellent. With it's location between the Dales and the Lakes, it's value for money and it's all round homeliness, The Head is to be thoroughly recommended, whether it be for a one night stopover or for a longer stay like ours.
We fully intend to have another break there next Spring

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay the rooms and food were excellent. Good choice of menu. We would definately stay there again.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Milton Keynes
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2012

Stopped at the Head for one night on a quick trip around Cumbria / Yorkshire Dales, we also had food. The staff were friendly, the food was good (and very large portions), the rooms were large, clean and comfortable and overall I was very impressed.

I thought it was very well priced as well to be honest.

Lastly the object of our little trip was to drive some windy roads in exciting countryside and the head is well placed to do just that. Really had quite a refreshing time.

Rob

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2011

We got a warm welcome. It is set in a beautiful accessible location. The family room was ideal for our 2 kids too. We had a lovely meal and a fab breakfast.
We have stayed before and we will stay again.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2011

We stayed overnight at The Head on the way home from visition family in Cumbria. The welcome we (and our dog) received was very warm and friendly and the room was spacious, clean and very comfortable. Great shower in Room 4 too! Evening meal was very nice - excellent Steak and Kidney Pie - and the breakfast was excellent. Friendly owners had plenty of time for us and couldn't have been more helpful. Would highly recommend The Head to others for a night or for a longer stay - they are offering three nights for £150 for bed and breakfast for two people which is great value!
Thanks again to the owners for their great hospitality. I'm sure we will return.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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Address: Situated on the A683 | Between Kirkby Lonsdale and Sedbergh, Middleton LA6 2NF, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Middleton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Middleton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Head at Middleton is a charming country inn and restaurant situated on the A683 between Sedbergh and Kirkby Lonsdale. We provide Bed & Breakfast and Self-catering accommodation in an area of outstanding natural beauty. The Head is everything you'd expect an English country pub to be: excellent home-cooked pub food, open fires in winter, a rustic bar with a fine selection of wines, malts, soft drinks and ale, and extensive gardens with seating areas. Our aim is to give all our customers a traditional Cumbrian welcome. Whether passing through, enjoying our country inn and pub food, or enjoying a break in one of our en-suite hotel rooms, you are assured warm hospitality. Motorhome guests using our restaurant are welcome to stay overnight on our car park. We welcome walkers, cyclists and bikers and the Head at Middleton is a dog friendly pub and hotel. Our garden is a haven for bird watchers, and golfers can enjoy nearby courses at Kirkby Lonsdale, Casterton and Sedbergh. Visitors to nearby Sedbergh School are assured fine hospitality. Whatever your reason for visiting the Head at Middleton, you'll get a warm welcome. ... more   less 
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