The King's Head Inn
About the Hotel
Why We Love This Hotel
- This valley-view hotel is housed in a former 17th-century coaching inn
- The King's Head Inn is a short walk from Thirlmere and 10 minutes' drive from Keswick town centre
- Food ranges from "freshly cooked bar meals to more sophisticated restaurant dishes" (Condé Nast Traveller)
"Lovely valley views" (The AA) spread from The King's Head Inn, which offers traditional accommodation in the north of the Lake District, known for its "landscape of glistening water, dramatic valleys and picturesque stone-built villages" (Rough Guides).
With Helvellyn, England’s third highest peak, towering over it, the King's Head Inn occupies a whitewashed coaching inn, clad with greenery and dating from the 17th century, a short walk from the shores of Thirlmere. Both the market town of Keswick, "a natural base" (Fodor's) for exploring the surrounding area, and Castlerigg Stone Circle, "perhaps the most atmospheric and dramatically sited of all British stone circles" (English Heritage) are 10 minutes' drive away. Windermere takes around 30 minutes' to reach by car.
The King's Head Inn's quaint façade opens to a reception area with wood panelling, antique furnishing and a suit of armour. There's a bar serving real ale and malt whiskies, and old beams and an inglenook fireplace give a cosy feel. There is also a poolroom with a big-screen TV for sporting events, and a beer garden with picnic tables with views of the fells.
Decorated with richly patterned fabrics, the hotel's restaurant offers "excellent value food" (Condé Nast Traveller) and "looks out to the glacial valley of St Johns in the Vale" (The AA).
The hotel's 17 rooms are decorated in a country-house style with soft neutral tones and checked fabrics. All rooms have valley views, TVs, free Wi-Fi, and tea- and coffee-making facilities.
- 100% smoke-free
- No elevator / lift
- Safe in reception
- Central heating
- Coffee / tea-making facilities
- Iron and ironing board
- Flatscreen TV
- Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
- Separate shower
- Complimentary parking
Check-in: Standard check-in time: 3-8pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18. For arrivals outside of the opening hours please contact the hotel directly for further information.
Checkout: Standard checkout time: 8-10.30am.
Children and additional guests: Infant's cot/crib are available in the Superior Room only, free of charge, for children aged 2 and under. This includes breakfast. Extra beds are not available for older children and adults.
Dogs are allowed on request (maximum 2 dogs per room) and will be charged at
There is limited number of pet-friendly rooms, please check availability with the hotel directly prior to booking. Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel.
Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
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