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Main St, Hawkshead , Hawkshead, LA22 0NS, United Kingdom – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.3/10! (score from 179 reviews)
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WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed).
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Romanian, Polish, Latvian, Spanish, English
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
All children or adults are charged GBP 25 per person per night for extra beds.
The maximum number of extra beds in a room is 1.
The maximum number of cribs in a room is 1.
Any type of extra bed or crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are not allowed.
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Just a mile from Lake Windemere, and surrounded by wildlife and countryside that inspired Beatrix Potter on nearby Hill Top Farm, this hotel offers peaceful accommodations and a traditional bar.
Score from 142 reviews Excellent
I loved the room in a separate building from the main inn , quiet and cosy with lovely décor all the staff were friendly and helpful the food was brilliant .
Warm friendly staff especially Nish who made us feel welcome and happy. Room was lovely with modern touch and great bed. Food was excellent from breakfast through to dinner and my vegan wife loved it : that says a lot.
excellent location, good food, friendly staff. the room was nicely decorated, clean warm and comfortable.
This is not a dislike but hopefully a positive suggestion. my wife would have liked a spotlight above the bathroom mirror to apply make-up in the evening, as the lighting was subdued.
Great location within the village. Lovely,friendly staff, great food and atmosphere, beautiful well appointed spotless room. Thoroughly enjoyable stay! A step back in time from the outside with a modern up to the minute bedroom and bathroom!
Great location for exploring Northumbria. Super restaurant and very comfortable rooms.
The pub has a cosy atmosphere. Good location. Our meal at night was lovely (the lamb.) My cheesboard was overpriced it was over £8.00! The spanish waitress was very nice and helpful.
We were going to eat in the bar by the fire however it was allowed to virtually go out and then hastely remade using too much paper which resulted in a badly smoking fire. I mentioned this and we were offered a table in the dining room. Our bedroom was nicely done but had no drawers so we had to leave things in our cases except for hanging garments. If I had been staying for a few days I would have found this unexeptable. Breakfast was good coffee awful it came lukewarm and very strong we asked for hot coffee and was told the only to have it hot was to microwave it which they did, but again not what we expected we had moved from a small guest house and were given a piping hot pot of coffee with breakfast each morning. Just a bit more attention to detail would make all the difference.
Friendliness of staff Comfortable accommodation Excellent food and service
Lovely modern room designs and shower room. Friendly staff and lovely restaurant that had a good (although not vast) range of food. WiFi and other gadgets worked great with a decent iPod dock as well as a TV in the rooms. Excellent choice of cooked breakfast. Great location close to Ambleside. We would return again.
Water pressure was a little low in the shower if you like a real blast of hot water and the non cooked breakfast choices were not as good as the cooked options. It was a bit noisy in the morning with deliveries and the staff setting up in the kitchen.
Hawkeshead is like going back in time , it is a village untouched by modern trapping. The people are lovely & friendly . The Queens head was so welcoming & comfortable , we spent Halloween here so there was live music & a very good atmosphere.
Cant get the car near the Queens Head so a short walk of a few minutes from the car park.
The room was cosy and wonderfully comfortable with lots of character. We ate in the restaurant, and really enjoyed our food - the portions were very generous.
excellent second stay great food rooms and staff will be back :-)
The staff were very helpful and professional. Great food a drink.
There wasn't a bath!!!
The room was amazing, four poster bed, large bath, TV mounted on wall and lovely decor. It made for a very comfortable stay.
One member of staff was very rude to my husband when our table we booked four days in advance wasn't vacated by other customers. No apology, just a shout in his face that they were busy! We ended up getting a seat in the bar, on a window seat under a loud fan. It kind of ruined our one night stay.
Excellent breakfast choice and quality. Staying three days, sampled salmon and eggs and the cooked breakfast which were both excellent. Comfortable and well presented rooms with plenty of space. Kept very clean everywhere. Located central Hawkeshead with parking nearby covered in cost of hotel.
The room we stayed in was above the bar and kitchen and was noisy until very late on the Friday night. Weren't there on Saturday night but I imagine this was similar. Sunday night much quieter. Other rooms may have been much quieter. One particular member of staff was rather rude when we asked about Sunday lunch menu. All others were a pleasure to deal with though.
The character of the inn, the quality of the food was very good and the flexibility of access.
Strong smell of food from the kitchens on the first set of bedroom corridors .
They posted to me very quickly a lap-top charger I had inadvertently left in my room
Hawkshead is a tiny but idyllic little town and the Queens Head, from the outside, didn't portray how lovely the rooms actually are. But best of all was the staff. Friendly, welcoming, polite and just a pleasure to be around.
Along with the accomodation, restaurant etc, the village was beautiful. We were given maps for walks which we enjoyed doing. Also, close to Lake Windemere for the boat trips we took.
Usually staying in a building that is hundreds of years old comes with some compromises such as small and drafty rooms or out of the way location but not so at the Queens Head. My standard twin room was a good size, with comfortable modern beds, a pleasant mix of simple clean decoration, old painted furniture (see picture) and pictures. It was equipped with a flat screen TV, tea and coffee facilities and plenty of cupboard and drawer space. The modern bathroom was quite small but was still equipped with a good sized shower cubicle and separate bath. Food in the inn is exceptional, this is not pub grub but high quality dining at a reasonable price. All ingredients are fresh and locally sourced and it shows. Breakfast is waiter service with a good selection of hot fare and fruits for the main course with self-service for cereals, juices and jams.
There was no in room safe in my room (I expect this in a 4 star). If I was being picky I could say there was a lack of cold/continental fare at breakfast (no croissants, rolls and meats/cheeses) but I didn’t really miss this miss this.
oldest pub in hawkshead,good welcome we had room in annexe nice decor and modern ensuite very charming.food booking for evening meal required for busy periods bistro pub style food
had to ask for toilet roll house keeping forgot to refresh
Warm welcome, pleasant/professional staff, comfortable clean room, relaxing ambience and good food. What more could you wish for?
Nice range of well kept beers
The evening dinner would have benefitted with the addition of vegetables, the portions seemed meagre, the pork crackling was also soft! Travesty
Not keen on dogs in bar
In the annex - modern tastefully designed and comfortable room successfully retaining elements of the original character. Excellent breakfast. Staff all very pleasant. Excellent location in the heart of the village.
Ideally there should be a ground floor toilet in the bar/restaurant but can understand space is limited.
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