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    About The Queens Head

    About The Queens Head

    The Queens Head,  a former 17th century coaching inn, nestled on the side of the fells over looking the Troutbeck Valley, four miles from Ambleside and three miles form Windermere, boasts unsurpassed views of Garburn Pass, High Street and 111 Bell Ridge.
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    Located 4 miles from Ambleside and Windermere and nestled on the side of the fells which overlook the Troutbeck Valley stands The Queens Head, a 17th century coaching inn.

    The new Queens Head features a cosy drinking area with newly-refurbished dining areas and 10 comfortable en-suite guest bedrooms providing the perfect base for guests to Cumbria and, of course, their four legged companions. 

    Renowned for serving some of the finest food in the area, The Queens Head’s new menu will highlight a mixture of homely classic pub food with a Cumbrian flair.

    So, whether stopping by for a pint of one of Robinsons award-winning cask ales, enjoying some wholesome home-cooked food or staying the night, you are always guaranteed to receive a warm Lakeland welcome when visiting the Queens Head.

    We are dog friendly and are proud to be listed on Dog Friendly Lakes

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    Drop us a line & tell us about your experience in our pub. If you're interested in working for us, want to discuss any dietary requirements, specify arrangements for a special occasion want to give us some feedback, positive or negative, get in touch. We'd be delighted to hear from you. 
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    Queens Head Hotel

    Queens Head Hotel Town Head
    LA23 1PW

    Call us on: 015394 32404

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    Monday - Sunday - 11.30am - 11pm

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    Monday - Friday 12pm - 3pm & 5.30pm - 8.30pm
    Saturday - 12pm - 8.30pm
    Sunday - 12pm - 7pm

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    We are always on the look out for excellent people to join us at the new look Queens Head pub and hotel.

    If you are interested in quality food and drinks plus enjoy meeting people, then we would like to hear from you!

    Great career opportunities and training given. Limited staff accommodation available (weekly charge)

    Interested? Email your CV to

    (No CV? No problem! Please email for an application form)

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    The festive period is a great excuse to get together with friends & family - but let's face it - it can be stressful. This year, let us do the hard work for you. That way, you can focus on what's really important - enjoying time with friends & family. 
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      Take a peek at our Christmas Menu for 2017 and don't forget to pre-book your wines to get a 10% discount! Book your place by calling us on 015394 32404 and leave the rest to us.

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    Reservations are now open for our 10 newly-refurbished guest bedrooms. So whether you are in the area visiting friends, walking one of our legendary fells or just popping in for a meal and a couple of drinks, spend the night with us!
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    Join us at the Queens Head pub daily as we serve up delicious Cumbrian classics; served with flair and created with the finest seasonal produce.
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      If you wish to join us over the Christmas period for our Christmas Fayre menu or Christmas Day menu please contact us directly (Note: We can not accept online bookings for our Christmas Menus)

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      Our main menu rotates on a regular basis to ensure only the freshest and finest seasonal dishes are served. For today's menu, please contact the pub on 015394 32404

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      At the Queens Head we pride ourselves on serving the finest quality ale, lager, spirits and wines (psst, don't forget to check out our gin range!)

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    Thursday 3rd March 2017

    It’s not long now till we open our doors and we are working hard behind the scenes to recruit our new team at The Queens Head.

    We are proud to announce that Samantha Robinson will be taking the helm as the new manager and landlady of the pub. Having worked in Troutbeck before, Samantha has great knowledge of the area and years of experience to ensure you’ll love your visit to the Queens Head. 

    We know you’ve been asking and we are delighted to announce that we will be opening table bookings and giving you a preview of our menu over the next couple of weeks.

    If you haven’t booked your stay with us yet, what are you waiting for? Click here to book your room with us or simply click on the ‘Book Your Room’ button on our website. It couldn’t be simpler! A big thank you to everyone who has booked so far! 

    Until next time, its hard hats on, let’s get this pub open!


    Wednesday 4th January 2017

    Christmas and New Year are over for another year and whilst Santa has been, hopefully, delivering you everything you’ve wanted this holiday season, we’ve been hard at work getting the new Queens Head Hotel Troutbeck ready for our launch in Spring.

    We want to thank everyone for their support so far and we are delighted to announce that following our Facebook fan’s input, we’ve finally come to a decision on the names of our rooms!
    Over the years, we’ve been visited by many locals and visitors to the area. Whether it’s just stopping by for a quick pint or resting their feet after a long day of hiking. 

    In honour of our beautiful surroundings, it seemed only fitting that we recognise the beauty of Cumbria by naming our new guest rooms after 10 Lake District Fells which have been so popular with you, the patrons of our humble little pub, over many generations.

    So, without further ado, we present our new guest room names… Drum roll maestro! 

    Great End, Bowfell, Great Gable, Pillar, Helvellyn, Skiddaw, Nethermost, Catstye, Scafell and Esk Pike!

    We hope to reveal more information about the Queens Head for you all very soon… until then, it’s back to work!

    Heading to a Robinsons Brewery pub over the next couple of weeks? Keep your eyes peeled for the latest edition of the Unicorn with a feature on the new Queens Head!

    Help us spread the word by liking us on Facebook and following us on Twitter @queenstroutbeck (


    Wednesday 7th December 2016

    Things have started moving quickly at Queens Head Hotel Troutbeck and despite a little snow threatening to delay things (fingers and toes crossed for a clear winter) we’ve now been on-site for just under a month, working hard to replace important interiors and develop our upstairs guest bedrooms.

    If you ever had the pleasure of staying at The Queens Head before, you haven’t seen anything yet!

    Guest visits to the area have always been an important part of Cumbria. They not only act as a great advertisement for the area, by word of mouth and social media, but also help support local Cumbria businesses and tourist attractions.

    We are currently in the process of creating 10 en-suite bedrooms and yes, after listening to feedback from you all, we will be allowing your four legged friends to join you for the evening (now there’s no need to feel guilty when they flash you their ‘puppy’ eyes when you’re leaving for your break away!)

    We are also hard at work developing our menu of home cooked classics with Cumbrian flair. It’s important to us that we help support Cumbrian producers, so we will be looking to ‘keep it local’ wherever possible!

    We’d love to hear from you – what were you favourite classic dishes at The Queens Head? (Let us know at

    Well, that’s enough typing for now, time to roll up our sleeves and get this pub ready for Spring 2017!

    From everyone at The Queens Head, we want to wish you and your family a happy festive season. We hope to be able to reveal more in the coming weeks!

    Sign up to our newsletter on our website , like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @queenstroutbeck ( to keep up-to-date with all the exciting things happening.


    Monday 7th November 2017

    A wise man once wrote “good things come to those who wait”. That phrase is certainly true when it’s come to the Queens Head.

    Since the devastating fire back in summer 2014, we’ve been working hard behind-the-scenes to get the pub open again. There have been tears, battles, red tape and more late nights than there are cups of coffee… but it’s all been worth it to get to this point.

    You may have noticed an increase in activity around the pub recently. Robinsons’ property team and contractors have been working around the clock and we are proud to announce that we finally have a roof over our heads again!

    There have been a lot of hurdles on this journey. The Queen’s Head is a Grade II listed building but thanks to a lot of hard work from Robinsons and the local council as well, we are well underway to reopening the doors.

    We want to thank everyone who has shown their support to The Queens Head so far. It’s been a long road but there is light at the end of the tunnel. 

    We know there have been a lot of questions about when we will be reopening again. Whilst we can’t reveal the exact date yet we can confirm that next spring The Queens Head will, literally, rise from the ashes.

    Sign up to our newsletter on our website, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @queenstroutbeck ( to keep up-to-date with all the exciting things happening.

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