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1 room, 2 adults

The Queen's Head Inn and Restaurant

4-star4 stars
Main Street, Hawkshead, Cumbria, Ambleside, England, LA22 0NS, United Kingdom

4-star inn in Ambleside with restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Free WiFi
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Fantastic service
Great location
Tasty breakfast
Awesome vibe

The Queen's Head Inn and Restaurant

  • Classic Double Room
  • Standard Double or Twin Room, 1 Double or 2 Single Beds
  • Superior Double Room
  • Family Room
  • Superior Double or Twin Room, 2 Single Beds
  • Standard Double Room, 1 Double Bed

What’s around The Queen's Head Inn and Restaurant


  • Beatrix Potter Gallery - 1-minute walk
  • Church of St Mary - 1-minute walk
  • Hawkshead Grammar School - 2-minute walk
  • Hill Top - 44-minute walk
  • Lake Windermere - 3.1 mi / 4.9 km
  • Tarn Hows - 2.6 mi / 4.1 km
  • Wray Castle - 2.6 mi / 4.1 km
  • Coniston Water - 5.4 mi / 8.7 km

Getting around

  • Windermere Station 16-min drive
  • Foxfield Station 19-min drive
  • Staveley Station 22-min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 13 rooms


  • Check-in time 3 PM-10 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
There is no front desk at this property. If you are planning to arrive after 10:30 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free nearby parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Concierge services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Garden
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Latvian
  • Polish
  • Romanian

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
Freshen up
  • Free toiletries
Be entertained
  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


On-site venue – This restaurant specialises in local cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The Queen's Head Inn and Restaurant’s small print

Also known as

  • Queen's Head Inn Ambleside
  • The Queen's Head Restaurant
  • The Queen's Head Inn and Restaurant Inn
  • The Queen's Head Inn and Restaurant Ambleside
  • The Queen's Head Inn and Restaurant Inn Ambleside
  • The Queen's Head Inn and Restaurant Inn
  • The Queen's Head Inn and Restaurant Ambleside
  • The Queen's Head Inn and Restaurant Inn Ambleside


This property does not have lifts.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for GBP 25 per night

Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 7.50 for adults and GBP 7.50 for children (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for The Queen's Head Inn and Restaurant

  • Does The Queen's Head Inn and Restaurant offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, The Queen's Head Inn and Restaurant does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Are pets allowed at The Queen's Head Inn and Restaurant?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Queen's Head Inn and Restaurant?
    You can check in from 3 PM to 10 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near The Queen's Head Inn and Restaurant?
    Yes, there's an on-site restaurant that serves local cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Queen's Head (1-min walk), Kittchen (1-min walk) and Poppi Red (1-min walk).

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.4 From 95 reviews

Good 6.0
Very disappointed.
We were very disappointed in the quality of the accommodation, although the staff in the pub were very friendly and attentive. The bed had no mattress cover and a strange arrangement of fabric serving as a valance around bed which just fell off when you pulled out the duvet to get in bed. For the second day the rubbish bin had not been emptied, neither had our water glasses, although they been moved from the bedside tables to their original position on the chest of drawers. We were not left fresh water for the second night and finally, the toilet seat was loose - dangerously so. We didn't think that a place with such a good reputation should have had these problems but we did not report them at the time as the young staff running the pub/restaurant were busy enough and it was not their fault. The staff monitoring/cleaning the rooms should have been aware of the faults. The breakfasts were delicious however!
gb2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Star in a beautiful village..
Great stay at the Queen's head, staff were excellent - food was fabulous (pizza to die for)and the location was great - will return.
Rob, gb2 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Quick mid week break
Staff are friendly, polite, helpful. Room comfortable however fan, hairdryer and clock broken. Small things that did not lmoact on a lovely break.
gb2 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
The Queens Head
As soon as we arrived to collect the car park pass we were made very welcome. The staff went out of they way to ensure we had an enjoyable stay. Nothing was too much trouble. The staff were quick pleasant and friendly without being over the top and insincere. The food in the restaurant was just wonderful. I would be happy to recommend this to anyone
Steve, gb1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great place
Lovely room, warm welcome and friendly staff
Jane, gb1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Queens head
The Queens head impressed me with its cleanliness room condition and staff that went the extra mile
Michael, gb1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Lovely hotel in a quiet village, food was amazing
gb1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Would highly recommend
Great accommodation and food in a great location. Fantastic customer service, clean room, good facilities, excellent breakfast
Caroline, gb2 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Lovely mid-week stay in Hawkshead
Lovely stay. Nice staff. Check-in hiccup (paid twice) but quickly resolved. Minor bathroom maintenance issues. Would definitely stay again. Hawkshead and surroundings were amazing!
Steve, gb2 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Great room, great pub!
Amazing room, a wonderful central village location. Perfect for anyone wanting to stay above a lovely old fashioned pub, but will luxury in the rooms. The staff were All amazing, everyone friendly, helpful, and best of all walk around with smiles.
Jonathan, gb2 night romance trip

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