Keswick

The King's Head Inn

Krystina Rees
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Why We Love This Hotel

  • This valley-view hotel is housed in a 17th-century former 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)

97%
Enjoyed This
"The staff are exceptionally helpful and friendly."
sylvia
13. Feb 2019 - Romiley, UK
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Overview

The King's Head Inn, which has "lovely valley views" (The AA), 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 reception area features wood panelling, antique furnishings and a suit of armour, and the bar (which serves real ale and malt whiskies) has a cosy feel thanks to its old beams and inglenook fireplace. There is also a pool room with a big-screen TV, 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.

Amenities

General

  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly
  • 100% smoke-free
  • No elevator / lift

Services

  • Safe in reception

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Flatscreen TV

Internet

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas

Bathroom

  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower

Parking

  • Complimentary parking

Policies

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.

Pets: Dogs are allowed on request (maximum 2 dogs per room) and will be charged at

  • £10 per pet, per stay for 1-night stay
  • £15 per pet, per stay for stays from 2 nights and more
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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Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

97%
Enjoyed This
(38 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Lake District inns (t/a Kings Head Inn) over the past 15 months.
4.4 Ambiance
4.5 Location
4.2 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.6 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
relaxed atmosphere
ROBERT 17. Feb 2019 Leek, UK
Other Comments
There was no glass of wine on arrival. The food was good and staff very helpful. I overheard that the hotel was getting a renovation so guessing this was reflected in the price,as bedroom was dated but clean.(definitely not a superior room as was stated)I would prefer for hotels not to use bedspreads as I’m sure they are not freshly laundered for every new guest. Overall a pleasant stay for the price.
Tracy 17. Feb 2019 Carlisle, UK
Enjoyed Most
Lovely views
Terry 16. Feb 2019 LutonLuton, UK
Enjoyed Most
Friendly staff
Other Comments
Lovely inn. Very friendly staff. Excellent food. Excellent breakfast.
Michael 14. Feb 2019 Bury, UK
Enjoyed Most
The staff are exceptionally helpful and friendly.
Other Comments
Rooms need an update - look tired.
sylvia 13. Feb 2019 Romiley, UK
Enjoyed Most
Newly refurbished room
Other Comments
We had a lovely meal in the hotel restaurant
Hazel 10. Feb 2019 Workington, UK
Enjoyed Most
Very pleasant staff. Good food.
Paul 09. Feb 2019 Carlisle, UK
Enjoyed Most
Fantastic value - gorgeous rooms - gorgeous food - customer care excellent could find no faults
Other Comments
Would recommend this property fantastic value
Doreen 08. Feb 2019 Mold, UK
Enjoyed Most
Everything! Food excellent! Staff pleasant & efficient! Room very well appointed!
Catherine 05. Feb 2019 Leyland, UK
Enjoyed Most
THE FOOD WAS EXCELLENT. THE STAFF HELPFUL, FRIENDLY AND PROVIDED EXCELLENT SERVICE.
Other Comments
OUR ONLY PROBLEM WAS THAT THE ROOM WAS NOT VERY WARM. THE ROOM HAD TWO WINDOWS WHICH PROVIDED GREAT VIEWS BUT DUE TO THE EXTREMELY COLD WEATHER DURING OUR STAY IT AMY HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO THE COOL ATMOSPHERE. THE RADIATOR FUNCTIONED PERFECTLY WELL BUT IT WAS STILL COOL IN THE ROOM. IN FAIRNESS WE DID NOT MENTION THIS TO THE STAFF WHO I AM SURE WOULD HAVE TRIED TO HELP. WE STILL THOROUGHLY ENJOYED OUR TWO NIGHT BREAK.
NICHOLAS 04. Feb 2019 Rossendale, UK

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