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The Kings Head Hotel
Ranked #85 of 175 Keswick B&B and Inns
Tamworth, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Lovely Stay”
Reviewed 23 October 2013

We spent a lovely couple of days here. The Inn is full of character, our room (room 4 ) was well furnished and decorated and very cosy.
The staff were very friendly and helpful.
We ate here both evenings and the food was great, there was also a good selection of ales.
We are looking forward to a return visit as soon as possible, highly recommended.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 October 2013

We stopped here by chance for a late lunch on a rainy and grey Monday. Quite a large menu of choices for lunch, and good polite staff who brought our food quickly. We had soup and sandwich combination, fresh bread and good fillings, though the soup was a bit too peppery. Very comfortable seating with three large lounge areas to choose from. Toilets very modern and clean. A good setting by the road past Thirlmere and a good choice of place to stop when in the area, with reasonable prices.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 September 2013 via mobile

Had dinner here Saturday evening. Friendly staff. Clean with very good service. Had the steak meal was excellent. We had 10% discount since we were staying at The lodge in the vale. I would recommend.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 September 2013

stopped here quite unplanned , but it proved to be very fortuitous we were desperate to find somewhere that looked promising for lunch, then found we had stumbled upon a true gem, great menu choice best chips eve n beautiful buildings with a contemporary interior food arrived quickly and piping hot served by friendly and welcoming staff all areas were immaculate and well decorated will be returning that way soon and will probably book a room next time entirely based on our experience in the restaurant.

Room Tip: all rooms recently renovated although some facing the road will have traffic noise issues
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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East Kilbride, Scotland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2013

Dropped in here on our way to Ambleside, will definitely be our first stop on future visits to this beautiful area. Had a lovely lunch, which was very reasonable, the staff were very helpful and friendly.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 20 September 2013

Thirlspot, just outside Keswick, on the A591 towards Ambleside. Looks like a terrace of white cottages knocked into one. Downstairs very nice, dining room, lounge, bar, and shop selling local items and souvenirs. Stands on its own in country surroundings with a farm next door. Pleasant sitting area outside. Thirlmere lake nearby in walking distance. Keswick is a bus/car ride away; bus stops right outside. I think I was the only English person staying there and I got the last room, Americans, Australians and a big group of Irish ramblers, the staff were all Romanian. All pleasant and spoke good English, but they just didn't have an English mode de vie. The real ale was good 4 choices. The menu was quite varied and they offer a 3 course for £16.95 - which was very tasty. had to laugh as the soup was French Onion. (Excellent). The salmon was fresh and Béarnise sauce again excellent, and followed by the best sticky toffee pud I've had.
The room was 16 right at the end so it took 10 mins to draw some hot water, the door rattled loudly every time someone opened another door along the corridor, as this one faces the corridor. The window was cracked and drafty, and there was damp above it. Apart from that it was OK, TV and coffee etc.
The dining room is really nicely decorated and furnished; with lovely views. Good diverse choice for breakfast, Arbroath smokies, bacon & egg, Cumbrian traditional: honeyroast ham poached eggs and apricot chutney + veggy option. Toast and coffee/tea. No fruit juice or cereal though.
Overall it was an enjoyable stop mainly for value and the food.
It was very busy for meals around 7pm and the servers and kitchen coped impressively well, stop serving 8.30.

Part of the lake district inns chain.

tel: 017687 72393
email: stay@lakedistrictinns,co,uk

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2013

We've stopped here a few times now after going fell walking.
The staff are very pleasant and professional.
The food is tasty with good portions. Excellent chips! (if you like them large)
The beer is Marstons/Jennings and is well kept.
The beer garden out front is a pleasant place to sit.
Dogs allowed in the bar.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: The Kings Head Hotel
Address: Thirlmere, Keswick CA12 4TN, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Keswick
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #85 of 175 B&Bs / Inns in Keswick
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — The Kings Head Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 17
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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