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The Queens Head

€€ - €€€, British,
Gallow Howe Town Head, Troutbeck LA23 1PW, England
+44 15394 32404
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good22%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“lamb shank” (18 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Gallow Howe Town Head, Troutbeck LA23 1PW, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Drove for an hour and a half for lunch here. Our first visit since the fire. Refurbished to a good standard with a homely atmosphere in the bar area ,good selection of Ales ,pleasant staff ....disappointing food! Whilst being asked if our food was ok...More

Thank Steve A
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Queen’s Head has been a favourite of ours for around forty years. Food there was truly celebratory, exciting flavours, beautifully cooked. On our first return after the beautiful refurbishment following the fire we were shocked by the plateful of food received. Having ordered two...More

Thank Scottiegaga
Reviewed 3 days ago

My colleague recommended this place and he was absolutely right. The lunch was very tasteful and the service was good. I enjoyed the tandoori scampi as a starter and I had the Malay curry as a main. Lovely to have such a good Malay curry...More

Thank Bas v
Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited several times, either for meals, or just a drink, when we were staying locally for a week. Out of the two pubs within walking distance of our accommodation in the village, The Queens Head was superior in every way. Surprisingly the prices for...More

Thank BuzzardFlight
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited with family to meet friends who had a dog one lunchtime. Very dog friendly pub which is always a joy. Find some pubs say dog friendly but you can tell they dont really wish to be. I think most of the staff spoke to...More

Thank VSHinde
Reviewed 1 week ago

A thoroughly enjoyable experience with a great atmosphere. Very nicely decorated with a warm feeling and friendly staff. A great good selection of ales with a very nice landlord there to explain the choices and he was correct about "Dizzy Blonde" Robinson ale that I...More

Thank Anthony R
SamanthaR3006, General Manager at The Queens Head, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for posting such a lovely review for our team. So pleased you enjoyed your visit, ales and food. Hope to see you again soon Regards Samantha

Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited on Sunday (7th) but we didn't book a table as we were there three weeks ago and it was very quit. Unfortunately we were told they were fully booked which was shame. The Staff were very apologetic. One comment we would make though, was...More

Thank Gerard K
SamanthaR3006, General Manager at The Queens Head, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking time to post your review. We would normally accommodate guests prior to the booked tables, however our kitchen team was down and unable to cope with the demand, as one of our chefs partners had gone into labour one month early...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’m not a person as a rule that writes negative reviews. I tend to use trip advisor to talk about good experiences. We visit the Lake District often and by often I mean once a month. We have been to the queens head a few...More

1  Thank Andrea K
SamanthaR3006, General Manager at The Queens Head, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback regarding your visit. Please contact me direct via www.queensheadtroutbeck.pub if you want to discuss your visit. With regards to your daughters birthday we are sorry we could not do anything. Most guests celebrating birthdays give us advance notice and bring...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just stayed the night in one of there fantastic rooms ‘ great end’ WOW it was beautiful, clean , fantastic views , very clean & fresh staff were very welcoming helpful and friendly. We tried the new menu I had the Moroccan Lamb & it...More

1  Thank John F
SamanthaR3006, General Manager at The Queens Head, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi John. Thanks for posting such a great review for us!! We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and accomplishing your dream. See you soon. Regards Samantha

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’d read a great review about this place so we popped in for an early tea. The pub is lovely with a nice, cosy atmosphere and I’d had my eye on a rendang curry, which I love. However, it was a real disappointment - it...More

1  Thank mariannelynton
SamanthaR3006, General Manager at The Queens Head, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback. If you would like to discuss your visit further please contact me direct via email manager@queensheadtroutbeck.pub Regards Samantha

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22 May 2018|
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Response from SamanthaR3006 | Property representative |
Hello. Breakfast is served 8am to 10am everyday. Regards Samantha
26 December 2017|
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Response from SamanthaR3006 | Property representative |
Yes, all rooms have hair dryers for guests.
5 November 2017|
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Response from SamanthaR3006 | Property representative |
Right on site next to the pub. Regards Samantha
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$31
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, View, Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
08:00 - 10:00
11:30 - 23:00
08:00 - 10:00
11:30 - 23:00
08:00 - 10:00
11:30 - 23:00
08:00 - 10:00
11:30 - 23:00
08:00 - 10:00
11:30 - 23:00
08:00 - 10:00
11:30 - 23:00
08:00 - 10:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gallow Howe Town Head, Troutbeck LA23 1PW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Troutbeck
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 32404
  • E-mail
Reopening in April 2017 after a £2 million refurbishment, The Queens Head Hotel is Located 4 miles from Ambleside and Windermere and nestled on the side of the fells which overlook the Troutbeck Valley. The new Queens Head will feature a large drinking area with cosy dining areas and 10 newly-refurbished 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.
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