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Queen's Head Hotel

Traveller (154)
Room & Suite (57)
Dining (11)
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
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.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
Room features
Non-Smoking Rooms
Good to know
Historic Hotel
100Room tips
Traveller rating
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Traveller type
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  • English
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Great overnight stay at the Queen’s Head. Incredibly comfortable room with lots of nice little extras. Excellent dinner and breakfast in the restaurant. Friendly staff and warm atmosphere. Complementary parking space in the nearby car park.
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Such a beautiful hotel in the romantic village of Hawkshead. We had an amazing stay, rooms were spacious yet cozy, and very clean. Staff are friendly and helpful. Food is delicious with a decent selection of items for Vegetarians and Vegans.
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Response from Queens H, Manager at Queen's Head Hotel
Responded 4 days ago
Hi KWright70, Thank you for your lovely review. It's great to read that you had an amazing stay with us and we hope you'll be back again for another great stay. Kind regards, Alex Staveley
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We had a lovely meal after a good walk at across to Hawkshead. Nice wine and local beer, high quality food exceptional ally well prepared and presented. Staff were friendly and helpful Great mulled wine and mulled cider over the New Year period. Lovely place to eat and
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Response from Queens H, Manager at Queen's Head Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Hi Passport652685, Thank you for visiting the Queens Head on your walk across Hawkshead. It's always lovely to hear when our guests have been well looked after and we do hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards, Alex Staveley
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We’d heard good things about the Queen’s Head and its menu and thought we should check it out - just for lunch this time but thinking ahead to future evening meals on trips to this bit of the Lakes. The food’s excellent - I had a bowl of delicious white onion soup with rosemary
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Response from Queens H, General Manager at Queen's Head Hotel
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hi Amdgriggs Thank you for your review, We are pleased your issue with the bread was resolved quickly and that you enjoyed your lunch. We do hope to welcome you back to the Queens in the future Wishing you a lovely Christmas and New Year
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Nice rooms, nice meal, before 10.30pm went to the bar (where we were resident) to be told the told was shut and we couldn’t get a drink... not impressed!!!!!!! Not really good when you have spent good money to stay in 2 superior rooms... spent a lot of money here
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Response from Queens H, General Manager at Queen's Head Hotel
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hi A8389QNlindad Thank you for your review, I am disappointed to read this review as you where asked serveral times whether you wish to have any more drinks before the bar closes. You were also welcome to take these drinks to your room. I do hope your complimentary upgrades were to your satisfaction Meryy Christmas
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Comment Book
is the car park secure?
Slate reply. I agree with other peoples answers in that you use the village car park. The area appears to be as safe as any public car park
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Hi -During our stay well behaved dogs were allowed, I believe the only no-go area is the morning / breakfast room. I also think if you are staying at the hotel there are "dog friendly" rooms and annexe listed on the tariff.
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Are the free Car Parking arrangements are still the same please?
Yes it was free when we stayed.
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Which room are dog friendly please.
We have one Classic Double pet friendly room - Room 12 and one pet friendly Superior room - room 103.
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Please advise situation regarding parking
Dear Kevin T, Our guests staying in our accommodation have free parking in the main pubic car park in Hawkshead, which is about a 2 minute walk to the inn. The car park uses car reg camera technology so we take your reg on arrival at the inn.
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"Sorry wasn't staying overnight."
"102 in cottage which is separate from main building"
"Our room was amazing, superior double."
"Not sure about main building but the annex was lovely"
"Speak to Carrie - the go-ahead young manager; she's fix you up."
US$106 - US$185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United KingdomEnglandLake DistrictAmblesideHawkshead
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