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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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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This pub offers very good food cooked to a high standard in a busy holiday area . Good value for money and a friendly atmosphere despite being in a very quiet period between Christmas and half term .

Thank Dawn H
Garstang, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

the kings arms supplied us with a great supper for 5 hungry travellers when everywhere else seemed to be closed in Hawkshead . The food was perfectly cooked and plenty on the plate as well .

1 Thank terry d
Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Visited here and food was nicely cooked and presented , staff were friendly and attentive. It was a nice overall experience and also later popped in for a drink , good welcoming fire and bar man was pleasant . This pub cooks good food and does not try to be something that it's not and is well worth a visit.

Thank Yappster33
Lisbon, Connecticut
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

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.

1 Thank April B
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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 

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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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 

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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 

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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
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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