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The Queen's Head Inn and Restaurant

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Desk, free WiFi
Desk, free WiFi
Desk, free WiFi
Desk, free WiFi

Overview of The Queen's Head Inn and Restaurant

The Queen's Head Inn and Restaurant

4 out of 5

4.7/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Bar
  • Housekeeping
Main Street, Hawkshead, Cumbria, Ambleside, England, LA22 0NS

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationBeatrix Potter Gallery1 min walk
  • Popular LocationChurch of St Mary1 min walk
  • Popular LocationHawkshead Grammar School2 min walk
  • AirportBarrow-In-Furness (BWF-Walney Island)66 min drive

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About this area


The Queen's Head Inn and Restaurant is located in Ambleside. Brantwood and Windermere Ferry are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those looking for area attractions can visit Go Ape Grizedale and Lakes Aqaurium. Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway and Kendal Museum are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • Beatrix Potter Gallery - 1 min walk
  • Church of St Mary - 1 min walk
  • Hawkshead Grammar School - 2 min walk
  • Hill Top - 3 min drive
  • Tarn Hows - 5 min drive

Getting around

  • Windermere Station - 16 min drive


  • Steam Bistro - 5 min drive
  • Cafe Meadowdore - 5 min drive
  • The Black Bull - 5 min drive
  • The Green Housekeeper - 6 min drive
  • The Drunken Duck Inn - 6 min drive

About this property

The Queen's Head Inn and Restaurant

4-star inn with restaurant and bar/lounge
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free inn has a bar/lounge and concierge services. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, multilingual staff, a garden and a fireplace at reception are on-site. All 13 rooms offer free WiFi, coffee makers and flat-screen TVs. Desks and free toiletries are also available to guests.
The Queen's Head Inn and Restaurant offers 13 forms of accommodation with coffee/tea makers and free toiletries. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Free off-site parking

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily 8:30 AM–9:30 AM: GBP 7.50 for adults and GBP 7.50 for children
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar


  • Newspapers in reception
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Latvian
  • Polish
  • Romanian


  • Garden


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Fireplace in reception
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Free toiletries


  • 32-inch flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Desk

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Check-in from 3 PM - 10 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 10:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property for check-in information


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 25 per night.

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: GBP 7.50 for adults and GBP 7.50 for children (approximately)
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 25 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts Visa and Mastercard

Property is 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

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 104 out of 144 reviews
5 - Excellent 72%
Rating 4 - Good. 35 out of 144 reviews
4 - Good 24%
Rating 3 - Okay. 4 out of 144 reviews
3 - Okay 3%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 144 reviews
2 - Poor 1%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 144 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The Queens Head is a lovely olde worlde pub in a stunning location. Great walks right on your doorstep, we found the walks leaflet supplied by the Queens Head very useful. Beatrix Potter’s Hill Top Farm only 2 miles away, definitely worth a visit, plus Beatrix Potter Gallery just across the road from the Queens Head. We were particularly pleased with our beautiful large bedroom (room 3 which is a superior room on the first floor at the front).
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2019

4/5 Good

Liked: Staff & service
Everything was top quality, apart from the Expedia experience I used Expedia because you said breakfast was included, it wasn’t and we had to pay for breakfast It hasn’t been included since June 2019
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2019

3/5 Okay

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort
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!
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
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.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2019