Queen's Head (Hawkshead)

Main Street, Hawkshead, LA22 0NS
Queen's Head (Hawkshead) Outside

17th century charm and 21st century chic collide at the Queen’s Head in Hawkshead, creating a quirky, but cosy and welcoming space where patrons can sit back and relax with a pint of real ale. Located in the centre of the pretty village of Hawkshead, the eccentric interiors combine period features, such as panelled walls, real fires, and exposed beams with unusual pieces of art and comfortable wall seats.

Expect much more than standard pub fare at the Queen’s Head, as the pub has been awarded an AA rosette for its modern cuisine. Furthermore, the pub is home to a collection of fully refurbished accommodation with fine furnishings and luxurious extras. However, it remains a friendly and lively social hub, hosting regular live music events.

Food & Drink

Queen's Head (Hawkshead) pub

This is a Robinsons Brewery pub, and therefore, you won’t find Cumbrian brewed ale here. However, the pub has four cask ales available, all supplied by Robinsons with one changing regularly. The pub has an unusual and extensive selection of artisan rums, vodkas, gins, whiskies, and other spirits from around the world.

Many of these are available in the pub’s signature cocktails with something to suit most tastes. The wine list is fairly impressive for an inn of this size. There are 24 varieties to choose from (13 available by the glass), including dessert wines, Prosecco, and a delightful New Zealand Sauvignon Blush.

The Menu

The food at the Queen’s Head is exquisite, showcasing some of the best of modern British cuisine, and this has been recognised with an award of an AA rosette. Dishes are freshly prepared and use local, seasonal ingredients wherever possible. Lunch is available between noon and 3pm, whilst the evening service takes place between 5.30pm and 8.45pm.

On Sundays, food is available all day from noon. The lunch time menu includes a good selection of hot and cold sandwiches. The pub serves homemade stone-baked pizzas that are also available to takeaway. The main menu combines pub favourites, such as fish and chips, with more sophisticated and elaborate dishes, such as pulled beef Wellington. There is a good children’s menu with a Beatrix Potter theme that includes items, such as Benjamin Bunny’s warm flat bread with veggie sticks & hummus.

Other Features

There is a very small beer garden to the rear of the building, as well as a small number of tables and chairs at the front of the property.


Queen's Head (Hawkshead) accommodation

The Queen’s Head has 13 en-suite rooms, three being located in a separate annex, one on the ground floor of the inn with its own separate entrance, and the remainder above the inn. All have been beautifully refurbished to a very high standard, with designer furnishings that enhance the period features that can be found in many of the rooms, such as cast-iron fireplaces.

All rooms include flat screen televisions, free Wi-Fi, complimentary toiletries, and tea and coffee making facilities. Most of the rooms are double or twin rooms, and there is one family room with a double bed and a double sofa bed. There is a minimum two-night stay at weekends, and optional extras on arrival, such as flowers or Champagne, if required. Breakfast is included in the room rate.


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