Kings Arms Hotel

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LA22 0NZ

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Opening hours

Monday to Sunday: 24 hours

Key Services

accommodation, b and b, bed and breakfast


  • Traditional Lake District inn
  • Bed and breakfast accommodation
  • Real ales
  • Quality home-cooked food
  • Families welcome
  • Pet friendly
  • Self catering cottages
  • Ideally located for exploring the National Park

The Kings Arms Hotel

Welcome to the Kings Arms, Hawkshead, which lies at the heart of the English Lakes in the beautiful vale of Esthwaite. The Inn, on Hawkshead's Main Square, has greeted visitors since Elizabethan times to a place where the pace of life remains quiet and unhurried. We offer hotel accommodation and self catering accommodation in the Lake District.

Join us for a relaxing stay amidst the green hills and dales of Lakeland, and we will be delighted to offer you good food, homely comfort and warm hospitality in historic surroundings. Good dogs and children are welcome.
Oak beams, an open fire and friendly faces greet visitors as they walk through the door of this 500-year-old Inn, which has nine tastefully furnished comfortable bedrooms. The peaceful Square outside is access only for cars, but parking is easy with our hotel permit, in the pay and display car park nearby.

Our Bar is a popular meeting place for locals and visitors alike, with plenty to talk about over a pint of real ale. On sunny days, you can sit outside in the Beer Garden just watching the world go by; we are in the Good Beer Guide and our selection of malt whiskies is unrivalled in the area! We also have self-catering accommodation available nearby.


Dining at the Kings Arms is an informal occasion, with ample choice to suit all tastes. Imaginative traditional and continental cuisine is served in the Bar area and Dining Room, with daily 'special' dishes to provide added interest, accompanied by a wide choice of wines at reasonable prices. Light snacks and bar meals are served from 12-2.30 pm and 6-9.30 pm and residents' packed lunches can also be provided.

The Cottages

West View is a bright, 3 bedroomed, recently renovated 16th Century cottage, conveniently close to all the village amenities. With private parking for two cars and a small garden and patio overlooking fields and forest, this really is a lovely haven to relax in and enjoy.

The modern fitted kitchen/dining is fully equipped with integrated washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge, freezer and dishwasher. Cooking is by gas hob and fan assisted oven and a microwave is also provided for convenience. The conservatory connected to the kitchen offers an alternative breakfast or afternoon relaxing room.

The spacious living room again benefits from a superb view across open fields and has a gas coal-effect fire, sattelite TV, mini hi-fi, DVD and VCR player (a small selection of DVD's & videos is provided but you may wish to bring some of your own).

Accommodation comprises the master bedroom, with king size bed, a twin bedded room and a smaller room with bunk beds, ideal for children. The bathroom has a bath/shower suite and there is a second WC downstairs. To discover more about the cottages and things to do in our area, please visit our website, or call on 015394 36372

A Traditional Lakeland Inn!

A traditional Lakeland inn. Good food, real ales, bed and breakfast accommodation and self-catering cottages. Families welcome. Pet friendly.

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  • Dog/Pet Friendly
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  • Free wi-fi
  • Free Parking
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  • website

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Brilliant service, staff that genuinely enjoy what they do and make you feel immediately welcome. Food menu is delicious and well priced, steak and ale pie is homemade and very tastey. Great selection of local beer.

Mitch Illston

Great pub, Awesome food, Good selection of beers and ales

Andre Jordaan

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