I have never written a review before but felt the urge to comment on what a welcoming and friendly inn The Red Lion is. If you are looking for modern and contemporary accommodation this inn is not for you. What it does offer though is character, a lovely family run atmosphere, lovely home cooked food, good beer, cosy atmosphere with an open log fire in the winter, clean and cosy but basic accommodation which is dog friendly and a fantastic location. Hawkshead is a wonderful little place with other pubs in stumbling distance and various shops and great walks. Highly recommended and we have stayed there twice now and will definitely be going back. Thanks to the Larkin family that run The Red Lion for a lovely stay over the 2012/13 New Year break.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Red Lion Inn is a Traditional 15th century Lakeland Inn (the oldest pub in Hawkshead), situated in the centre of the beautiful village of Hawkshead in the heart of the English Lake District.Paul, Lynn and Jake Larkin will endevour to provide you with a warm & friendly welcome to The Red Lion, where you will find comfortable & clean accommodation, traditional home cooked food, a wide range of wines & spirits and superbly kept cask ales from around the area.Each of our eight en~suite guest rooms have their own distinct character & charm. All retain many of the original features with sloping ceilings, uneven floors & oak beams. Why not while away the hours in a cheerful, relaxed & informal atmosphere with friends old & new. Be warned, a sense of humour is a must! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Red Lion Ambleside
- Hawkshead Red Lion
- The Red Lion Inn Hawkshead, Lake District