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Kings Arms Restaurant

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Bar, British, Pub
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at the Kings Arms Hotel | The Square, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 ONZ, England
+44 15394 36372
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Lisbon, Connecticut
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate dinner at the King's Arms Restaurant during our overnight stay in Hawkshead and it was one of the best meals of our two week trip. Service was good and the atmosphere friendly.

Thank April B
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although advertising tea and coffee on bill board outside, the staff seemed lack lustre about providing this service. No wonder the place was more than half empty compared to other venues in the village. Although it was mid afternoon on a Saturday the staff seemed more interested in when we were leaving, than providing a service. We will go to... More 

Thank Stephen B
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102 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were staying in Hawkshead for a few days and wanted somewhere cozy and comfortable for a mi-day lunch. The King's Arms was just round the corner through the archway and, after enquiring if there were tables, we were shown a lovely quiet table in the room adjoining the bar area. Not much to say other than that the staff... More 

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

We had evening dinner with friends on a recent trip to the Lakes, the chicken with feta served with fresh veg and sweet potatoe wedges was delicious, my husband had the Cumberland sausage with cheesy mash and veg and again it was very good. All meals served were piping hot and large portions. The food and drinks were very reasonably... More 

Thank djb472
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88 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

We called in here for a lunchtime snack, I had brie triangle with salad and warm bread , it was one enormous portion and delicious, sandwiches were very generous size as well. Good value for money

Thank Dawn F
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100 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Came here to a full pub and restaurant with a great atmosphere I had potted shrimps to start follows by pork belly. She who shall be obeyed had a steak for main and duck spring rolls to start. We really enjoyed it all - disappointed that the lamb shank and apple pie dessert had run out but we were late... More 

Thank DaveHWFC
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely pub meal after a walk. We sat in the bar area - a traditional Lakeland pub serving traditional pub grub. Lovely Cumberland sausage and mash was accompanied by excellent veg. The cheese and chutney sandwich on tasty bread was delicious, my only minor gripe is that the side order of chips were thin French fries - I... More 

Thank jpdm12
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Had a meal in the Restaurant. Good choice including specials and they were able to cope with gluten free options for my wife. Staff were very friendly and the pub had a good selection of real ales.

Thank BrianWolsey
Paris, France
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5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Good meals, good beers and a great atmosphere ! Moreover we were lucky, there was a musical performance of a talented singer with a very nice voice during our evening.

Thank _lefebvre_virg
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Lovely welcome by a very friendly landlord to this pub. Despite being after their lunch ordering time, he took our order and the food was delivered quickly to our table outside. Good quality, pub food in a nice setting.

Thank mikeymarlin

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: at the Kings Arms Hotel | The Square, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 ONZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside  >  Hawkshead
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 36372
A truly traditional Lakeland inn. Good food, real ales, bed and breakfast accommodation and self-catering cottages.
A warm welcome awaites at the Kings Arms, Hawkshead, which lies in the heart of the English Lake District in the beautiful. The Inn, on Hawkshead's Village Square, has greeted visitors since Elizabethan times to a place where the pace of life remains quiet and unhurried.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?