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“Atmospheric Pub”
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Queen's Head Hotel
Ranked #5 of 23 Hawkshead B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Worcester, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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“Atmospheric Pub”
Reviewed February 22, 2014

Had two night here in Feb 2014 the rooms are small but comfortable, bathroom is clean and has a great shower! The food is good and you can pay £8-£24 for a main meal. A great wine list and some good real ales on hand pull. Breakfast was fine, The staff are mostly friendly and helpful. Parking is free and 100m walk from the hotel/pub. Enjoy your stay

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 19, 2014

We didn't stay but a group of 8 of us went for a meal. Fish and chips for 3 of us at £12.50 each was tired, tasteless and fat-soggy fish, Hand cut chips brown and soggy. Caesar salad sides were a few lettuce leaves with a little anchovy in the bottom. Burgers were strangely and unpleasantly spiced. At the high prices we'd expected better. I'm surprised since the food reputation is supposed to be good. On the plus side the mutton and pizza were enjoyed. Maybe it was the regular chef's day off. We agreed we wouldn't go again.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Durham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 8, 2014

We only booked for one night, but ended up staying for two.

Hawkshead is probably my favourite place in the lakes - unspoilt by commercialism, it's a lovely village. Previously we'd always stayed in self catering, but wishing to meet up with friends at relatively short notice we booked into the Queens for a night. So good was the service, the food and of course the drink that we ended up staying for 2 nights.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed January 3, 2014 via mobile

Have just returned from an overnight stay at the queens head in Hawkeshead.Booked classic lake escape stayed in trout cotttage with our dog amazing value for money food amazing accomodation perfect staff work hard and give brilliant service. Thank you can't wait to return.

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed November 5, 2013

One of the best pub meals I've ever had, fish and chips just sublime. Lovely atmosphere, extremely welcoming even with a young child dining in the evening. Beer excellent. What more could you want. Could'nt rate it highly enough.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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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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Old, United Kingdom
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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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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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