We returned to the Kings Head after thirty years to find that it was just what we had remembered, a quiet, slighty eccentric country Inn.
The staff were polite , helpful and pleasant throughout our 4 day stay.
The standard of service at times was a little amateur but I sometime think this is not such a bad thing ( as long as in not too glaringly amateur ) its a site better than the corporate hotels meaningless 'have a nice day......we hope you enjoyed your stay' sort of talk. The result of too many costomer care seminars!!
The breakfasts were well cooked and well presented, a perfectly adequate start to the day.
Dinners, from the set St Johns restaurant menu, taken in the bar dining room were excellent. The sevice was as you wanted it quick if you didn't want to linger but more leasurely if that was your mood.
The bedroom was small but that is the character of an old place. If you want lots of space go somewhere more modern.
The only real critsism would be the bathroom, that although perfectly OK, lacked a bath although having said that the shower was very good
- 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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- Also Known As:
- The Kings Head Hotel Keswick, Lake District