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“Brilliant food, cosy pub atmosphere and comfortable rooms.”

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The Queens Head Inn
Ranked #3 of 3 Askham B&B and Inns
Reviewed May 15, 2013

Stayed here for a weekend with my fiancee. The pub is located in a perfect part of the world, right on the doorstep of Lowther park. Lots of walks and beautiful scenery to be had.

We found the rooms to be very comfortable and had everything we needed. Eileen was very helpful and friendly and we felt well looked after.

In the evening we went to the bar. Had a good friendly atmosphere with a few walkers, locals and holiday makers enjoying the ambiance. The food was excellent, just what we needed after a good walk. I had burger and chips, all homemade and very tasty. The best burger I have ever tasted was from Hawkers Bar in York, this would come a close second. It was lovely. My fiancee, equally as adventurous as her other half went for ham, egg and chips which she enjoyed.

In the morning we ate breakfast which was very nice. Nice touch having jug of fresh orange on each table and Eileen even managed to offer me a selection of green teas.

All in all it was a wonderful stay. It was exactly what we expected from a 17th century village pub. The owners have made the best of the facilities on offer and seem to be getting it right. Food, good ales, friendly atmosphere and comfortable rooms.

My only negative was the shower curtain in our room which I think is old fashion in hotels or B&B's. But Eileen pointed out that they have a shower cubicle for that particular room which is due to be installed.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

We stayed at the Queens head on Sunday (bank holiday weekend) We had a lovely time from the moment we arrived to the moment we left,very friendly homely atmosphere.The evening entertainment was brilliant,you couldn't help but sing along! and the food was superb.Best Sunday roast I have had in a long time,the breakfast next morning was just as enjoyable.Lovely fresh coffee,cereal,fresh orange and then a full English breakfast with toast.The staff were very helpful,our breakfast was cooked to perfection.Looking forward to our next visit!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 5, 2013

We stayed at the Queens 3/5/13 and what a lovely warm welcome we received. A VERY dog friendly place which is hard to find, we were even given the larger room to accomodate us & our 2 dogs. Eileen could not do enough for us and when we left something at tne hotel it was no trouble to send it back to us. We eat in the hotel & for pub food it was very good, an exceptionally good breakfast too. A beautiful village very close to Lowther country park, a great place to explore the north lakes or a stopover on the way to Scotland. Payba vist you will be very well looked after ;0))

Stayed: May 2013
Thank J44msa
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Reviewed April 29, 2013

We stayed here for two nights and could not have been happier, the staff are superb - making us feel at home and could not do enough to help our stay be so enjoyable.
We were staying to attend a wedding reception at the the near by Knipe Hall, The Queens Head was perfect with it's location in the picturesque village of Askham.
The well stocked bar with excellent beers on tap made for a lovely first evening, comfortable rooms and a very nicely decorated dining room, the icing on the cake really was the breakfast...easily rated as one of the best breakfasts I've had the pleasure to enjoy.
Thank you...We will be back again!!

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

We booked just one night (Friday) as a birthday treat and the hotel far exceeded our expectations. PIcture the drive through the Lakes and on through the grounds of a beautiful estate with castle as you drop down into Askham. The Inn has ample parking and even through we arrived later than expected they had kept our table booking for dinner.
The welcome was warm and friendly and the room just perfect - a little small but let's say cosy with enough cushions on the bed to serve a small army. The bed was soooo comfortable and the shower great.
We enjoyed an evening in the resturant - amazing food very well priced and then on into the bar where we won a bottle of wine for coming last in the pub quiz - the locals of Askham are very wise!! The open fire was divine!
Next morning breakfast was huge and beautiful and all in all it was a wonderful stay where we were made to feel very welcome.
Not a great choice of toilettries so take your own.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 22, 2013

I had intended to have lunch in Penrith, but was diverted to The Queens Head by the sign on the board outside saying 'Award Winning Chef.' I wasn't disappointed. The dee-fried Brie in Beer Batter on a bed of lettuce and berry sauce was delicious (and very well presented, if that matters to you.) The main course of Chicken Balti was good, if not up to the standard of a good Indian Restaurant, but my dessert of Eton Mess was again excellent - the best I've tasted.
Service was efficient and very friendly - when a fellow diner had no mango chutney for his curry, the owner went out to the shop to buy some. Real Ale was available, but here, as elsewhere, it's disappointing that there was nothing stronger than 4%. So, great food, and I'll be back. If only all pubs and pub food were this good, pubs would not be closing across the country.
If only all pubs and pub food

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Phil H
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Reviewed March 18, 2013

We have just returned from a short weekend visit, and our experience was so lovely it was defintiely worth sharing. Limited by the choice of hotels we could consider due to only wanting one night, and having two children and two dogs, we stumbled across the Queens Head Inn by chance. However, it turned out to be our great fortune, as we had a lovely stay there. We were nervous because although by far of the majority of reviews were very good, there was one in particular that was not. We decided to 'take a chance' and booked it anyway - and were so glad that we did. The welcome was so warm (including to the dogs), all the staff very friendly and helpful. And, to top it all, the beer was great and the food was absolutely outstanding. They also have Sky TV which was perfect for the weekend sport, and a games room with a pool table that kept our two young boys well entertained. So, whereas we booked believing we would just use the accommodation as a base camp, in the end we spent almost all of our time there - enjoying every meal, exploring the village, and also enjoying a great walk through the village over to Pooley Bridge on the edge of Ullswater. The Queens Head gave us absolutely everything that we needed, at a reasonable price, and we certainly shall be going back.

Room Tip: The family room was very generous in that it would comfortably sleep a family of five.
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Thank michelleruthshort
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Address: Lower Green, Askham CA10 2PF, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Eden District > Askham
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Ranked #3 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Askham
Price Range: $99 - $155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Queens Head Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 3
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