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“Good value and good quality” 4 of 5 bubbles
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The Kings Head Hotel
Ranked #89 of 177 Keswick B&B and Inns
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9 reviews
“Good value and good quality”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2014

Stayed here a couple of times now on trips up to Lakes, most recently just before Easter. I was travelling on my own this time and arriving late. Checking in was quick and easy and the room was small single but en-suite, comfortable and very clean. Everything expected was in good working order. Bar/ pub downstairs has been refurbished and a bit generic but good beers!
Menu looked good but I had eaten already so can't really comment on that. Breakfast though was very efficient with good staff, quick service and food that was very nice. Good selection as well for a breakfast menu.
All in all a bargain for the single room price I paid. If I need to stay in the area again I would definitely look here.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2014

We stopped here through necessity but decided to stay and eat rather than travelling further. It was a great decision. The staff were friendly and the food was presented well with a great choice for all tastes. We were a little apprehensive and had vowed not to eat there due to the reviews we read on here but, boy were we glad we did... Wild Mushroom pasta and the Poached Salmon were wonderful with tasty starters too. Would definately call in there again, this time planned, if we were in the area! A+

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2014 via mobile

I stayed here with my husband, daughter 4 years and dog 13 years in a family room. The hotel is basic but room was clean and a good size. Excellent location for walking. We climbed helvellyn from the front door. Food was ok and after a long days walking was better than cooking!! The staff were friendly and my daughter entertained the residents with her singing!! Lucky them. We had perfect weather but sorry it can't guarantee that in the lakes!! Would def recommend if you want clean, friendly and location.

  • Stayed April 2014
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2014 via mobile

On Family Holiday we were Looking forward to a lovley meal at the kings head which was recommended by a leaflet.
On arrival to the kings head the location was beautiful and looked very appealing.
On the other hand the staff were very incompetant which delayed ordering drinks. On review of th. Menu the food sounded really yummy and satisfying. But on delivery of food to the table it was not satisfactory. The ham was dryed out with no flavour, the salmon was nice but with very little sauce and the Burger was over cooked. Very upset with the quality of food.
Unfortunatly We wont be returning.

  • Stayed April 2014
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2014

We stopped by here for lunch on our drive back to Yorkshire. The building itself has a lot of character and charm, and the inside has a good atmosphere and a lot of seating. There is a good choice on the menu.
I had a mozzarella and basil toasted baguette which was very nice (perhaps could have done with a little spread of pesto inside to help enhance the flavour) and my partner had a gorgeous pasta dish. We both had sticky toffee pudding for dessert which was outstanding. The staff were attentive and competent and overall it was a very good experience so thank you to the staff and I look forward to my next visit!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Habrough, Immingham United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed a meal here and thought it was good value for money, it was better than pub grub but at a reasonable price. My husband had the steak and kidney pudding and it was packed with meat. I had the stuffed pork loin which was delicious, both came with perfectly cooked vegetables and my dauphinoise potatoes were very good. We will definitely return.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2014

We stayed one night in this hotel and it was lovely and our room was very clean which is the most important thing for me. The location was fantastic with great views. The staff were really friendly nothing was too much trouble the lady on reception was extremely efficient and even remembered the reason for our stay. The hotel had lots of charm. We had lunch in the bar area and at £7.95 for soup and a sandwich with a nice salad garnish I thought the price was reasonable. The only thing I agree with is that the ham was processed which was a shame my husband had the cheese and that was lovely. Our breakfast was very nice.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Kings Head Hotel

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 #89 of 177 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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