Queens Head pub – 17th century coaching inn is reborn
Re-opening in April after a comprehensive £2m re-build and refurbishment project, is the iconic and historic Queens Head pub, a 17th century coaching inn located on the side of the Lakeland fells overlooking the Troutbeck Valley, and four miles from Ambleside and Windermere.
The project, which was carried out for Robinsons Brewery, will create 30 new jobs for the area.
In 2014, the Queens Head was devastated by a fire that resulted in the popular pub closing for almost three years whilst a full refurbishment programme and rebuild of the damaged areas took place.
The new pub will feature a large drinking area alongside cosy and secluded dining areas with a focus around three original fireplaces.
The Queens Head’s iconic bar – which is a former four poster bed – has been restored and will continue to serve a great range of real ales, craft beers, premium lagers, wines and award-winning spirits with a focus on a new eye-catching gin range.
The pub will also feature 10 newly-refurbished en-suite guest bedrooms named after Lakeland fells; providing the perfect base for guests to Cumbria and their four legged companions in one of four dog-friendly bedrooms.
William Robinson, Managing Director (Pubs Division) for Robinsons Brewery said: “It’s no easy feat restoring such a historic pub. It was of the utmost importance that we worked closely with the local council to ensure the most authentic restoration of the original building’s fabric.
“The Queens Head has never been a case of ‘reinventing the wheel’ and it will pick right up where it left off – a cosy, family friendly pub where you can enjoy a pint, a great night’s stay, and a warm, hearty meal. The outpouring of support from local residents and previous customers has been brilliant and we can’t wait to welcome them back to the Queens Head this April.”
Renowned for serving some of the finest food in the area, the Queens Head’s new menu will feature a mixture of hearty classic pub food, created with provenance and served with flair.
Portions of the menu were also created to include requests from old friends of the pub who contacted the Queens Head through Facebook to make sure their favourite dishes were included.
So, whether stopping by for a pint of one of Robinsons award-winning cask ales, enjoying some wholesome home-cooked food or staying the night, guests are always guaranteed to receive a warm Lakeland welcome when visiting the Queens Head.