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The Queens Head Inn, Tirril - pub details

Address: Tirril, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 2JF [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 1480) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train station Penrith (2.2 miles)

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> Current user rating: 7.5/10 (rated by 13 users)
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Yanwath Gate Inn, Yanwath (0.9 miles), Kings Arms, Stainton (1.4 miles), Crown Hotel, Penrith (1.7 miles)


user reviews of the Queens Head Inn, Tirril

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As the 2008 review states, this is no longer a pub featuring local Tirril ales. It's now a Robinson's place, which seems to be more geared up towards food. Drinks are very expensive. Nice place though with low ceilings and a number of rooms. Dizzy Blonde & Cumbria Way were the two real ales.
blue_scrumpy - 17 Sep 2018 20:13
Stayed for a couple of nights very pleasant staff nice breakfast beer was ok sleep ruined by a group of local herberts drinking outside the front Effing and Blinding for a couple of hours late at night and the annoying electric macerators in all of the rooms that go off every 10/15 mins JUST ADJUST THE BALLCOCKS AND STOP THE WATER OVERFLOWING
The sausage festival was on so no other food avaliable did my best to work through the large variety but had to admit defeat after 12 and only managed 13 of the real ales
We will go back later in the year when it should be a bit quieter
whippet - 14 Aug 2011 17:15
This pub has clearly changed hands and is no longer a Tirril Brewery pub. It has also had a touch of paint here and there. It now sells Robinsons beer and today had three on (XB, Unicorn and Cumbria Way). Though I'm not a big fan of this brewery the beer seemed in good condition. The food menu is in the 9 to 13 for main courses with other cheaper options and was pretty good. The staff are also trying hard as we were asked three times whether the food was OK. All things considered the change seems for the better.
drtimthornton - 27 Jan 2008 17:13
Stopped by here on the way back from a very thirst-making walk by Ullswater. A disappointing selection of beers from 'The Home of Tirril Brewery' - just Tirril 'Old Faithful' and Jennings 'Cumberland Ale'. The barman wasn't particularly friendly but the 'Old Faithful' was very nice anyway, pleasantly hoppy and served with a thick creamy head which made it very smooth. It's a pity that they don't use oversized glasses when serving beer this way, so that you get a pint of beer and not 9/10ths of a pint. Still, we were sufficiently impressed with the beer to get a 4 pint takeaway - and it was just as nice with no head on it later that evening.
Trequites - 12 Jul 2007 14:27
I'm pleased that other reviews here have been generally positive because that will encourage me to try it again. On my one visit, on a warm Sunday afternoon (after a walk on the far eastern fells from Howtown), it seemed a bit strange. This was partly because it was empty (it was between meal times on a Sunday). But when empty the space is a bit cold and dark on a sunny afternoon: small windows, dark old furniture, a fire but only at one end of a large area. I think it would be better both in winter and with more people. There were three Tirril beers - which are not my favourite Cumbrian beers but every local micro-brewery is a good thing. On this occasion they weren't attractively poured (lots of quickly dispersing head to leave a very empty glass which I still had to ask to be topped up) but perhaps it had been a busy and tiring weekend up till then. I'll try it again when passing but I wouldn't go out of my way.
drtimthornton - 1 May 2007 21:54

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