A group of 10 who meet up once a year to walk a little, catch up with events, and generally have a relaxing weekend with good food and good company stayed for a weekend in May. The hotel is mid way between Keswick and Grasmere, both of which are about 10 mins away by car, so most residents take the all-inclusive deal, which we thought was excellent value. The rooms are not large, in keeping with a centuries-old building, but quite adeqaute. The bar is in two parts - the original old bar and a new extension. Meals from the same menu can be had in either bar or in the dining room. The meals were excellent with a good choice, well-cooked and well-presented.
But what sets this hotel apart is the quality iof the staff. Every single peron we met was helpul, courteous and genuinely friendly. Everyone appeared to actually enjoy their job and were unfailingly cheerful, even when very busy. It was a pleasure to stay here - other hotels in the Lake District would do well to learn from the Kings Head in terms of customer service.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located at the foot of Helvellyn, near the shores of Lake Thirlmere The 16th Century Kings Head Hotel enjoys an idyllic setting in the heart of The Lake District National Park. The Kings Head offers two unique dining experiences - with Fine dining in the award winning St Johns Restaurant or Traditional Bar Dining, a contemporary bar lounge and delightful en-suite bedrooms are traditionally furnished with views of the surrounding fells. ... more less
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