We ate here the night after our total catastrophe at the Red Lion (see other review) in an attempt to erase the memories as quickly as possible.
We hadn't booked and it was really busy but we managed to find a table in the bar which was perfect. There was a really good atmosphere in the pub and it was obviously one where the locals like to drink and put up with the large amount of tourists clad in their Rab/North Face/Berghaus etc like they've climbed up the foothills of Everest on the way to the front door.
Anyway, as we'd left all our gear back in the camper (lol), we sat back with a few drinks and waited for the food. When it came, it was fantastic - even the chips were done to perfection (and with care). The staff all seem to take pride in their service and quality of their food. My daughter had an ice-cream in a plastic penguin type thing which broke. One of the girls went out-of-her-way to try and find another one for her. She couldn't, but it was the thought that counted. Little things like that do make a difference.
The annual fireworks show was on and we were back and forth trying to watch. This was our last night in Hawkshead and we wanted to end on a high with nice memories of the place, rather than the disaster we'd had the night before. We were so glad we chose The Queens Head and next time we're in the area, we'll definitely return.
I hope other establishments in the village take note.
- 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