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Queens Head Hotel

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The Queen's Head is a 17th Century inn on the ancient coaching route which ran between Windermere and Penrith. This hostelry dating back almost 400 years, nestles within the tranquil Troutbeck valley with unsurpassed views of Garburn Pass, High Street and Ill Bell Ridge. 15 characterful bedrooms, a highly rated restaurant and a welcoming bar make The Queen's Head a must for all visitors to the English Lake District.

The Queen's Head has a tradition and a reputation for serving some of the finest food in the area. Relaxed and informal, menus are imaginatively prepared and are complemented by fine wines and a splendid choice of ales. One of our most important original features is The Mayor's Chair, which is a gloriously carved oak chair.This is the setting for Troutbeck's traditional Mayor-Making Ceremony, which dates back to Elizabethan times and is still continued to this very day.


Price per Person

Price Includes: Breakfast
Double: £60 - Deluxe Double - £75
Four Poster: £75
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Sample Menu:


Freshly prepared Homemade Soup of the Day with warm bread and best butter £4.95

Pot of fresh Mussels cooked to order Marinier style or Thai broth style, served with dipping bread and butter...yum! £7.95

Baked Foie Gras and Chicken Liver Parfait, complimented with a Bramley apple, fresh mint and raisin chutney, toasted brioche, and caramelised onion jam £7.95

Light and Fluffy Homemade Griddled Crumpet topped with a poached hen’s egg, fresh spinach tossed in butter and nutmeg, with smoked brie and crunchy pancetta lardons £6.95

Trio of Pork
Pressed potted Ham Hock, sweet apple and calvados purée, roasted confit of honeyed belly pork, and Szechuan style pork parcel with satay dipping sauce £8.95

Pan-fried Homemade Black Pudding, with sautéed scallops, drizzled with pommery mustard sauce, topped with crispy streaky smoked bacon £8.95

Old fashioned twice baked Goat’s Cheese Soufflé, trickled with a Roquefort sauce, served on watercress & pinenut purée, complimented with dressed leaves £6.95 (V)

Queen’s Head Gravadlax of Salmon, cured in maple, dill and rock salt thinly sliced, served with a lightly curried celeriac remoulade, homemade sticky treacle bread and watercress purée £7.50

Homemade Black Pudding Scotch Egg, served with homemade tomato ketchup, and a watercress salad dressed in fresh basil pesto £7.95

Pan fried herb crusted Sardines wrapped in air dried ham, stuffed with a fresh basil and tomato concasse, served with a dressed petite salad. £7.50

Main Courses

Home baked Queen’s Head Creamy Fish Pie, topped with a light and fluffy cheesy mashed potato, served with crispy green beans in a tempura batter with homemade tartar sauce £13.95

Bobotie; a South African dish containing best minced lamb, nibbed almonds, apricots topped with a brandied egg custard, complimented with crispy French bean chips and homemade bread £11.95

Large pan of freshly cooked Mussels cooked to order Marinier style or Thai broth style, served with a mini basket of freshly cut chips and aioli £12.95

Old fashioned baked Venison and Guinness Cottage Pie, topped with fluffy mashed potato, trickled with a sweet red berry compote £14.50

Freshly prepared Sausage of the Day, using locally sourced products; served on roasted root vegetables and mashed potato, topped with a tower of deep fried crispy onion rings and homemade gravy...yum! £12.95

Light and crispy Beer battered Fish & Chips with homemade crushed peas, lemon wedges and creamy mint and tartar sauce £12.95

Pan-fried, locally sourced, corn fed Chicken Breast, on a spring green cabbage and streaky bacon bubble and squeak, served with a sausage meat, sage and shallot stuffed drumstick, complimented with a garlic ceps roasted in duck fat £16.50

8oz Prime Cut Fillet Steak cooked as you like with a trail of baked vine tomatoes, flat field mushrooms, sunflower cooked chunky chips, beer battered onion rings stack, and a jug of pink peppercorn sauce £24.95

Locally reared Lamb Shank served with fluffy mashed potato, confit of garlic, roasted root vegetables and topped with a thyme and claret reduction £16.95

Salmon, Cod and Haddock Thai Style Fish Cake, served with a mini paella with smoked mussels, and a saffron scented fish véloute £15.95

Slowly braised Ham Hock Parcel, served with a smoked bacon potato cake, a baked apple stuffed with homemade black pudding on a parsnip purée, trickled with a light English mustard sauce £15.95

Confit of Duck leg, served on a golden brown rosti potato, complimented with sweet sultana braised red cabbage, sautéed pak choi, a thin slice of salt beef and a Grand Marnier jus £15.95

Wild Mushroom and Caramelised Onion savoury pastry Tart, complimented with a crispy goat’s cheese and sweet red pepper parcel, served with bean sprout, ricotta and spinach spring rolls and soy dipping sauce £14.95 (V)

Children’s Meals (All £6.95)

Homemade Sausage of the week, with creamed potatoes & gravy

Mini Fish and Chips

Homemade Fish Fingers with chips and homemade baked beans

Ham and Egg with homemade chips

Cheesy Pasta, with lashings of cheddar cheese and homemade chunky chips (V)

Small Bowl of fresh Mussels in a white wine, garlic and cream sauce with homemade bread

Children’s Sandwiches (All £5.95

Served on a choice of white or brown bread and served with chunky chips. With a choice of;
Free Range Egg Mayonnaise (V)
Cumbrian Baked Ham
Grated Cheddar Cheese (V)


Sticky Toffee Pudding, with butterscotch sauce and lashings of Lakeland double cream £6.95

Assiette of Custard Desserts—Banana Crème Brûlée, Crème Caramel and a Custard Tart £7.95

Lemon Posset, presented with a Chardonnay jelly and Viennese whirls £6.95

Gooey Chocolate Fondant served with clotted cream and a brandied orange ice cream £6.95 Made to order, please allow approx 10 minutes!

Taste of Granny Smith—Appletiser Jelly, Granny Smith Bavarois, Apple Crumble and Apple Sorbet £7.50

Rosewater and cows milk Panna Cotta, served with a strawberry syrup and crispy semolina shortbread. £6.95

Freshly cut selection of local Cheeses, served with homemade date chutney, thinly sliced treacle bread and crispy stilton oatcakes, thin celery sticks and fresh green grapes £8.95

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