The Kings Head

Thirlmere CA12 4TNKeswickUnited Kingdom
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About The Kings Head

The Kings Head is a 3-star Lakes District National Park hotel a 13-minute drive north from William Wordsworth’s Grasmere, offering unsurpassed fell views close to the waters of Thirlmere. Keswick and the Castlerigg Stone Circle are found 10 minutes to the north and an access track for the Lake District Ski Club is a few minutes’ drive away.

All 17 rooms in this renovated 17th Century coaching inn all have en-suite shower or bath facilities, colour TVs, tea and coffee-making facilities, and direct-dial telephones.

The Kings Head has a dedicated games room with pool table, dogs are welcome with prior arrangement and free parking is available.

Bar meals, ales, wines and whiskies can also be enjoyed in the beer garden, while the restaurant presents a four-course seasonal menu with views towards St John's in the Vale.

The Keswick ferry landing on Lake Derwentwater is a 15-minute drive away.


Thirlmere , CA12 4TN, Keswick, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 (17687) 72393 | Fax: +44 (17687) 72309 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Car park
  • Convenience store
  • Hotel bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Internet
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

For children

  • Child / Baby cot

Positive Reviews

Handy location on Keswick-Grasmere route.

The Kings Head was found to be a handy spot for Cumbria hikers and those seeking a base close to spots like Keswick, Ambleside and Grasmere, and it is also found on the bus route to Windermere.

Many happy with pub food and local beer.

Many guests have been happy with the quality and price of the pub grub on offer, the local beer served in the bar, and the chance to eat indoors or al fresco.

Hotel staff friendly and efficient.

You will find the hotel staff at The Kings Head to be friendly, efficient and obliging in helping with an issue that might come up during your stay.

Negative Reviews

Rooms compact, bathrooms smaller.

While the rooms were deemed to be small but perfectly adequate, the bathrooms have been considered uncomfortably cramped by some guests.

Next to main road can mean a little noise.

If you are worried about the noise from the nearby road, be sure to ask after a quieter room at the back of the hotel, but keep in mind that not many guests have found the traffic to be disturbing.

Bar food expensive and professionalism.

While many bar patrons were happy, some found the bar food to be expensive for what it was and thought the bar restaurant staff was sometimes lacking in professionalism.

Rating Overview

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8.3 out of 10 based on 415 reviews