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Rated from 3 to 5, and meeting all the criteria of black stars, Silver Stars are awarded to guest accommodation with a superior level of quality, hospitality, service and cleanliness.

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Customer rating 9 / 10
Based on 117 reviews

Lovely old inn set in the charming village of Hawkshead

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At a glance

Dinner Award
Family rooms

The Kings Arms is a traditional Lakeland inn in the heart of a conservation area. The cosy, thoughtfully equipped bedrooms retain much character and are traditionally furnished. A good choice of freshly prepared food is available in the lounge bar and the neatly presented dining room.

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  • Rooms: 8
  • Family rooms: 3

Room rates

  • Single room, minimum price: £75
  • Double room, minimum price: £105
  • Child discounts available
  • Short breaks available
  • Credit cards accepted

Opening times

  • Closed: 25 December


  • Dinner served
  • Last orders for evening meals: 9.30pm


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Freeview TV in rooms
  • Dogs allowed on premises
  • Dogs allowed in bedrooms
  • Self-catering available
  • Coach parties welcome


  • Children welcome
  • Cots provided
  • High chairs
  • Children's portions or menu
  • Laundry facilities


  • Hard tennis court
  • Private fishing
  • Riding stables
  • Bicycles available
  • Secure cycle storage
  • Other leisure facilities: Bowls

Getting here

M6 junction 36, A591, left onto A593 at Waterhead. 1 mile, onto B5286 to Hawkshead, Kings Arms in main square.

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M6 junction 36
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