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“The Queen's Head is a traditional country inn with a smart but relaxed, contemporary style, close to Windermere but away from the crowds. Original features and modern craftsmanship create a bright and welcoming atmosphere plus stylish bedrooms and generous food.”

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“The Queen's Head is a traditional country inn with a smart but relaxed, contemporary style, close to Windermere but away from the crowds. Original features and modern craftsmanship create a bright and welcoming atmosphere plus stylish bedrooms and generous food.”

Hotel Overview

“For a classic Lakeland coaching inn with classic Lakeland views, and with a smart-but-not-fancy interior, you can’t do much better than here. With its slate-and-white-washed exterior, the 17th-century Queens Head, in a lofty position in the Troutbeck Valley just above Windermere, is a Lakeland landmark. After a disastrous fire in 2014 it reopened in early 2017 following a classy but reassuringly pubby restoration: oak floors and furnishings, exposed beams and stone walls, plus colourful plaids and the odd flying duck and stuffed fish. The 10 bedrooms are seriously-above-average for a pub, with a meticulous attention to detail. Floors and furniture are bespoke light oak, walls and curtains are smudgy Lakeland colours, splashes of velvet add luxury while open beams and exposed-stone walls remind of the building's age. Food is generous yet unpretentious, and if it’s warm, you need to bag a table on the terrace to savour the views. A great place if you want to do some serious walking - Helvellyn or High Street are close - or just enjoy the honeypots of Windermere and Ambleside.”

Recommended for
  • Country Escape
  • Forget about all your worries at this peaceful rural spot
  • Foodies
  • Long walks together, good pub lunches and a peaceful setting-what more could you ask for?
  • Active Holiday
  • Make the most out of your surroundings to enjoy some superb walks around the area
 

Written by Helen Pickles

Facilities

  • Wifi
  • Safe
  • Parking
  • Free public parking possible on site, reservation not possible
  • Bar
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Pet friendly
  • Pets allowed upon request, may however incur extra charges
  • Restaurant
  • Garden

Activities

  • Sailing
  • There are plenty of companies who will take you out sailing on Lake Windemere if you fancy a bit of an adventure!
  • Designer Shopping
  • There are some lovely local shops dotted around Ambleside and Bowness
  • Sights nearby
  • Head over to Beatrix Potter's house near Sawrey, Holehird Gardens or William Wordsworth's homes at Dove Cottage
  • Great walks
  • Take a leisurely stroll through the valley or test yourself with higher fells such as Helvellyn

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The Queen's Head Review

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10 rooms from $178 per night

Hotel Overview

Recommended for
  • Country Escape
  • Forget about all your worries at this peaceful rural spot
  • Foodies
  • Long walks together, good pub lunches and a peaceful setting-what more could you ask for?
  • Active Holiday
  • Make the most out of your surroundings to enjoy some superb walks around the area
Activities
  • Sailing
  • There are plenty of companies who will take you out sailing on Lake Windemere if you fancy a bit of an adventure!
  • Designer Shopping
  • There are some lovely local shops dotted around Ambleside and Bowness
  • Sights nearby
  • Head over to Beatrix Potter's house near Sawrey, Holehird Gardens or William Wordsworth's homes at Dove Cottage
  • Great walks
  • Take a leisurely stroll through the valley or test yourself with higher fells such as Helvellyn
Other highlights
  • Views
  • Quiet
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Full of character
  • Pet friendly
  • Pets allowed upon request, may however incur extra charges
  • Hills & mountains
  • Restaurant
  • B+B
  • Historic
  • Chic

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