We stayed two nights with a late rooms discount offer. This lovely period building with panelled walls and real fires is cosy and welcoming. The staff were very nice and accomodating. Our room was at the far right of the building above the bar and was comfortable. My only quibble was that there was a very small bathroom with not enough leg room for the loo. After a hard days walk we needed showers before eating but there was no hot water. We were told later that a new hot water boiler is due to be installed and improvements made to the rooms starting at room 1 (we were in 12) If the water is left running it eventually got warm.
We ate in the bar on the first night. Food was tasty but very small portions more fine dining style andwe felt overpriced, if you are looking for a hearty meal after a long day on the fells this is probably not going to satisfy.
Breakfast was good but not spectacular, it did keep us fueled up for the day so can't complain.
On reflection it was reasonable value for the reduced rate we had but I would have been dissapointed paying the advertised rates.
- 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