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The Kings Arms, Hawkshead - pub details

Kings Arms

Address: The Square, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0NZ [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 28704) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train station Windermere (4.1 miles)

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> Current user rating: 7.9/10 (rated by 20 users)
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The Kings Arms is one of 2 pubs in the village that appears in the 2016 GBG. I stayed in Hawkshead over 12 years ago and convinced myself I had been to this pub but I'd confused it with the Queens almost opposite!

This is a very quaint pub with a carved wooden bar, a couple of wooden beams & an open stone fireplace. There's also an interesting carved King that acts as a pillar holding up one of the beams! Apparently he's carved by a well known local woodworker.

Onto to the drinks, 4 cask ales on the 4 hand pumps, Hawkshead Red and Bitter , Rudgate Myraaj and Cumbrian Legendary Ales Loweswater Gold, there's also Jennings Cumberland Cream and Marston's Oyster Stout on keg. The pint of Red @ 4.2% I had was decent.

The bar is small but crams a lot into it with barely enough space behind it for 2 people.

To the right of the bar is an extension that acts as additional dining space, with all tables laid out for diners'. The pub also has rooms so you can stay here.

Obviously it's a tourist haven but this is a decent pub in a delightful little village.
lezford - 21 Jul 2016 22:40
Looked great from the outside, nice and comfy once inside, beer was in good condition, the only thing that spoiled it was the miserable landlady/manageress/barmaid, wasnt at all friendly, borderline miserable. I know its hard to smile all day, but people are paying to drink in your pub.
Scousefire - 3 May 2012 20:50
Spent time here on a couple of occasions, while camping nearby at the Croft campsite. Great beer, atmosphere, food, location, music (on Thurs eve); all in all a lakeland classic. Ate the saddle of Herdwick lamb first time I was here, which was superb.
It wasn`t on second time, but I suspect because it was seasonal.
rjgg - 2 May 2012 12:08
Two or three cask ales on. Was nice enough.
dynamiteninja - 2 Sep 2011 17:05
only popped in for a pint and was treated nicely by the barmaid who explained the different ales
burns20 - 31 May 2011 19:58

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