My husband and I booked the 3 night New Year break at this hotel. Upon arrival, the staff showed to us to our room 'Trout Cottage', which was situated at the side of the pub. It was a beautifully decorated and very clean room with a huge en suite bathroom. We spent more time in the room than we initially planned due to illness and it was like a small home from home in its comfortability.
The deal was bed and breakfast for 3 nights along with a 5 course New Year's Eve dinner with glass of fizz. The dinner was absolutely gorgeous. Each course was a generous portion (and I eat a lot!) and was cooked and presented to a very high standard - especially as they were catering en masse.
At midnight, there were fireworks in the main square where a surprising amount of people turned up! It was a great atmosphere and a lovely way to spend the NY.
Location wise, it seems to be a good base for walkers. Hawkshead itself was quite quiet and there's not really much in the main village but if you wanted to go to Bowness on Windermere for the day, there's more to do and it's about a 20min drive away.
All in all, I would recommend The Queen's Head for NY. However, I thought the deal was quite expensive for a pub break but my husband wanted it as a treat and to be fair, everyone puts the prices up at NY. I do note that the deal this year is a little more expensive but it does include three course meals on the other 2 nights so it's probably a better deal. There are other pubs in the village which can be visited for food, but from what we ate at The Queen's Head this was the best.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Since the early 17th Century The Queen's Head Inn has been welcoming weary travellers and visitors to the village of Hawkshead. Some things don't change, whether you want to drink, dine or unwind, you will find The Queen's Head the perfect base to explore the beautiful South Lakes of Cumbria and beyond. We have thirteen newly refurbished comfortable guest rooms all with private bathrooms and all individually styled and furnished. Free Wi-Fi is available for all our guests. Our celebrated restaurant, awarded an AA Four Star for culinary excellence, has a menu to suit all tastes. Each dish is devised and perfected by our head chef and is designed to utilise local ingredients from local suppliers. Whether it's a light lunch or an evening meal, The Queen's Head offers a warm welcome and good food to those in search of a relaxed and traditionally English environment. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Queens Head Windermere
- Hotel Queens Head
- Queen's Head Hotel Hawkshead, Lake District