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Located at the foot of Mount Helvellyn, in the heart of the Lake District, this former 17th century coaching Inn features spectacular views toward St Johns in the Vale, Blencathra and Skiddaw.

The King's Head Inn is perfectly located close to the shores of Lake Thirlmere and within easy reach of walking routes, including Helvellyn (right behind the Inn), as well as all the main attractions in the nearby Lake District towns of Windermere, Ambleside and Keswick.

With 17 bedrooms with attached bathroom, consisting of of doubles and twins, all with views of the surrounding fells, the King’s Head also features a Lakeland Specialty Store offering a wide range of local food, drinks and gifts from the finest Cumbrian producers.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.2 for a two-person trip.

The King's Head has been welcoming guests since Dec 9, 2009

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.3)

Breakfast Info

Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Gluten-free

Free private parking available at the hotel


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4 reasons to choose The King's Head

  • Prices you can't beat!
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  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speaks English
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Hotel area info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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What's nearby
  • Derwentwater
    4 miles
  • Theatre by the Lake
    4.5 miles
  • Cat Bells
    4.7 miles
  • Rydal Water
    7.6 miles
  • Rydal Mount & Gardens
    7.6 miles
  • Go Ape Whinlatter Forest Park
    8 miles
  • Whinlatter Forest Park
    8.4 miles
  • Buttermere
    8.7 miles
  • Scafell Pike
    9.3 miles
  • Wastwater Lake
    9.9 miles
Natural Beauty
  • Lake Derwent Water
    5 miles
  • Mountain Helvellyn
    0.3 miles
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Amenities of The King's Head
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Horseback riding Off-site Additional charge
  • Cycling Off-site
  • Hiking Off-site
  • Canoeing Off-site Additional charge
  • Windsurfing Off-site Additional charge
  • Fishing Off-site Additional charge
  • Golf course (within 2 miles) Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Fruit Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Kids' meals Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Baggage storage
  • Fax/Photocopying Additional charge
  • Packed lunches
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key access
  • Safe
  • Designated smoking area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Romanian
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House rules The King's Head takes special requests – add in the next step!


3:00 PM - 11:00 PM


8:00 AM - 10:30 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Crib by request

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

The maximum number of cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check the maximum capacity for the room you selected.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in


Pets are not allowed.

Maestro Mastercard Visa Solo The King's Head accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Group Bookings:
Group bookings are welcome, including hen and stag nights.

If you are planning on bringing your pet, please contact the Inn prior to your arrival.

If any directions are needed you can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details provided in your confirmation.

FAQs about The King's Head

  • The prices at The King's Head may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Room options at The King's Head include:

    • Double
    • Twin
    • Single
    • Family

  • The King's Head offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Fishing
    • Canoeing
    • Windsurfing
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Horseback riding

  • The King's Head is 1 miles from the center of Legburthwaite.

  • Guests staying at The King's Head can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.5).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Gluten-free

  • Yes, The King's Head is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Check-in at The King's Head is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:30 AM.