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“Top class hotel & restaurant”
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Queen's Head Hotel
Ranked #5 of 23 Hawkshead B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Clitheroe
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8 reviews
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“Top class hotel & restaurant”
Reviewed November 3, 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights for a friend's birthday surprise. The first rate service began with the initial 'phone call we made to book the rooms and never faltered. On arrival, the receptionist gave us a warm, friendly welcome and showed us the rooms which were spotless, pretty and very comfortable. We had 2 delicious meals in the restaurant. The menu had a varied choice and the service was excellent. The staff and the food matched any of the 5 star hotels we have stayed in. We had a wonderful stay and wanted to come for New Year but they were full.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 2, 2013

On a rainy day in Hawkshead we were pleased to find this welcoming pub. There is a separate dining room though we chose to eat in the bar.

Nice home made burgers with excellent trimmings, and decent choices for the kids.

Excellent local ales.

Being Hawkshead it wasn't the cheapest meal of our week but it was very good and enjoyable.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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York
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Reviewed November 1, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in the family suite and it was spacious, stylish and lovely to have our boys in adjoining room, with their own TV. Great value to boot.
Staff were friendly and helpful. Children's meals were on the small side for my boys aged 6&8, but reasonable value.

  • Stayed October 2013
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed October 30, 2013

Had a wonderful Sunday lunch here in May 2013. The place was full and the staff were well organised and with the lunch arriving well within an acceptable time. Wonderful surroundings made for a memorable visit.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 27, 2013

We stayed two nights and we so pleased that we chose the Queens Head for our stay. I was optimistic as I had written to the Queens Head and a very fancy hotel in Windermere to ask about public transport. Kelly from the Queens Head replied promptly and informatively; from the other hotel there was a generic response claiming that they would get back to me - they didn't. The reception certainly came up to my expectations, with assistance with bus time tables, clear information about the room and heating and arrangements for breakfast. The room was comfortable, clean and fairly large. In addition, there was an open area inside the door in which the wardrobe (a good size with plenty of hangers) and table with tea, coffee and cups were located. There was plenty of space for our suitcases to be stored in this area also. We ate at the Queens Head each night, and of course, enjoyed the breakfast. The cooked breakfast was well presented and cooked to order: very good indeed. A small disappointment was that some items from the cold menu were missing - no muesli, nuts or dried fruit. However, when I asked about the fresh fruit it was brought promptly and possibly if I'd wanted the other items they would also have been available. Possibly there could be more attention to detail with this and also with 'topping up' the tea and biscuits in the rooms. On the other hand, to have such abundant heating in the bathroom, entry and bedroom is such a bonus that any small issues are worth only mentioning. I'd certainly recommend this hotel to anyone for a great stay. In conclusion, we enjoyed the evening meals and noticed that the place was packed on the Saturday night with people constantly coming in.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Weston super Mare
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

As a party of 4 we have been coming to the Queens Head on the first night of our October holiday for over 15 years so have seen some changes to the menu and service over the years.
We weren't able to come to the Lakes last year and were looking forward to resuming our much enjoyed first night.
Sadly this year the two plates of slow cooked shoulder of Lakeland lamb, ordered as a main course, was so unpalatable they were sent back. This was not a recognisable "slow cooked local lamb shoulder" with delicious meat falling off the bone. Instead a square of reformed meat with a crusted, dried top was presented. The consistency in the mouth tasted as though it had been previously chewed and then re-formed and re-assembled.
Of the other two main courses ordered, the single fillet of back Bream was a modest portion and very over-cooked. The tasting of Cumbrian pork three ways was fine.
The starters were a mix of the very ordinary ie. chicken liver pate and the delightful ie.. Scotch egg with black pudding.
The desserts at £6.50 were similarly a mix of OK and pretty good but nothing really blew us away.
With two diners only having had a starter and a dessert after 6 hours travelling this was a disappointing start to our annual Lakes holiday when normally it is a highlight of our trip.

We were not staying at the hotel.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 21, 2013 via mobile

We spent two nights at the Queen's Head as part of an extended holiday in Scotland and the lakes. Our room was excellent, clearly just refurbished with good quality contemporary furniture and superb bathroom. We ate in the restaurant on both nights. Excellent food with some really great service. We looked around all the other local pubs which all had appeal but this is without doubt the best.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Queen's Head Hotel

Property: Queen's Head Hotel
Address: Main Street, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0NS, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside > Hawkshead
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 23 B&Bs / Inns in Hawkshead
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Queen's Head Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 13
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

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