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The Queen's Head Inn & Restaurant

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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Classic inn serving modern food

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At a glance

Wines by the glass
Credit cards accepted

The black-and-white timbered facade of this classic Lakeland inn has been rooted into Hawkshead life since the 17th century. Inside, there's a lively buzz and the timeless charm of head-skimming oak beams, panelled walls and wood and flagstone floors. The food comes from the distinctly modern end of the spectrum, and it's all built on prime local materials. Start with beetroot-cured salmon with beetroot purée, horseradish mayonnaise and watercress, and follow with wild duck breast, the skin nicely crisped, with carrot and orange purée, fennel, and red wine and orange jus. For pudding, there's a coconut and tonka bean pannacotta with pistachio crumb and meringue.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 25 December
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 3
  • Dinner served from: 5.30
  • Dinner served until: 8.45


  • Chef(s): Kevin Hodge

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: British
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 19
  • Wines over £30: 1
  • Wines by the glass: 10

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

  • Seats: 62
  • Off-site parking available: Main village car park

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