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The Queens Head

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Town Head, Troutbeck LA23 1PW, England
+44 15394 32404
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Having only been open a few weeks, everything is brand new and exceptionally clean. On arrival we were greeted by Sam the Manager who was friendly, informative and professional. Our room was Great Gable, it was beautiful, and decorated to a high standard. We had a couple of drinks in bar, which was very busy. Our evening meal was lovely,... More 

Windermere, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excited to revisit this popular Pub after its revamp following the disastrous fire . However , the refirb is well done ,but the food needs serious attention . We were put in what they called the Snug , and it certainly lived up to its name and snug it was with very cramped seating arrangements .. Back to the food... More 

Thank tedgregg
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have stayed at this place before the fire actually left the day before the fire. The food then when was superb and I would have recommended It. We called in for a drink one lunchtime and was very impressed with the refurb and tried to book a table for that night but was told no food was being served... More 

Management response:

Thank you for posting feedback. I appreciate all comments good or bad as we seek to improve all that we do here. I would appreciate you calling me on 01539432404 or emailing me at manager@queensheadtroutbeck.pub to discuss your experience. Kind regards. Samantha. General Manager. More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were regular visitors to the old Queens Head because it provided a mix which is surprisingly rare in the Lake District - old country pub charm with very good quality gastropub food. The newly re-opened Queens Head has been refurbished in a manner which is sympathetic to its original structure and style. The drinks menu, whilst retaining some of... More 

Thank EdKaz
Management response:

We thank you for your feedback. Good or bad we appreciate all comments so we can improve. Our menu is now based on a traditional more accessible choice. The selection of which change throughout the year and seasonally. We hope you will try us again. Kind regards. Samantha More 

Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed for one night in Esk Fell room. The room was beautifully presented to a very high standard with a very comfortable bed, could not fault it at all. The pub has also been renovated and is a delightful place to spend an evening. The breakfast was superb and not forgetting the management and staff they were all top notch... More 

Thank janet l
Management response:

Thank you for taking time to post such lovely feedback for our team. I will make sure it is passed on to everyone. Hopefully you will stay with us again soon. Regards. Samantha More 

Fleetwood, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

From the arrival to the departure the staff were very nice and professional. The accommodation was very comforting and clean, as for the bar area and restaurant we would have to say it was outstanding and all for a fair price. The little touches make all the difference there are even blankets for customers to use when wanting to sit... More 

Thank Nicky D
Management response:

So please you like what we have done and that you enjoyed your stay. May be stay a little longer on your next visit. Kind regards. Samantha More 

Newcastle upon Tyne
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111 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

50 or more years ago this was the in place for the young - they even came up from Manchester to go to what was then probably a pretty dirty, haphazard place but it had bags of atmosphere! It has been shrouded in tarpaulins for years due to a fire - which had been waiting to happen no doubt. But... More 

Thank Simone N
Management response:

Thank you for taking time to post interesting feedback. Glad you enjoyed your lunch. You'll have to come back soon to try the menu. Regards. Samantha More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Queens Head risen from the ashes. A stunning restoration and a warm welcome. Excellent all around :-)

Thank ElaineH130
Management response:

Thank you Elaine. Glad you like what we have done. See you very soon. Regards Samantha More 

London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
78 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great little pub that has just been refurbished. The place was busy but we still got a friendly welcome and pretty fast service for our light lunch. Th onion rings were a huge hit. Well done guys, it looks great, the food was nice and the staff were sweet. We'll be back.

Thank ginger23_12
Management response:

Thank you for taking time to post lovely feedback for our team. We really appreciate it. Hope to see you again soon. Regards. Samantha More 

Bretherton, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I have been driving past for 20 years last three shut The results are super a complete refit and relaunch Menu extensive with super choice I had the Sunday roast and it was brilliant I could say a real surprise but with so many cars and reserved tables. I can without doubt recommend for meals And a beautiful rest in... More 

Thank isobelsdad1507
Management response:

So glad you didn't drive past this time. Thank you for posting lovely feedback for us. Hopefully you'll call in next time too. Regards. Samantha More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$31
British, Pub, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Town Head, Troutbeck LA23 1PW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Troutbeck
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 32404
Reopening in April 2017 after a £2 million refurbishment, The Queens Head Hotel is Located 4 miles from Ambleside and Windermere and nestled on the side of the fells which overlook the Troutbeck Valley.

The new Queens Head will feature a large drinking area with cosy dining areas and 10 newly-refurbished en-suite guest bedrooms providing the perfect base for guests to Cumbria and, of course, their four legged companions.

Renowned for serving some of the finest food in the area, The Queens Head’s new menu will highlight a mixture of homely classic pub food with a Cumbrian flair.

So, whether stopping by for a pint of one of Robinsons award-winning cask ales, enjoying some wholesome home-cooked food or staying the night, you are always guaranteed to receive a warm Lakeland welcome when visiting the Queens Head.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?