M6, Junction 40; 12 minutes
Mon-Sun 1pm-3pm, 6pm-9pm
Subject to change, check in advance
Free WiFi for visitors
Vegetarian or vegan options
Parking available onsite
The Queen's Head pub has been restored by the Lowther family, of Askham Hall, whose masterplan is to develop a destination pub and health hub in this pretty Lake District village. Lovers of fine food are in for a treat at their reimagined 17th-century village pub with its copper-topped bar and stylish rooms.
The seasonal menu is super posh. It features gifts from the family's lands and kitchen gardens, whether reared or hedgerow-foraged. Think earthy truffle with creamy artichoke; deep-flavoured seasonal game and home-reared saddleback pork; hand-dived scallops and local lobster; brassicas, herby pesto and orchard fruits. An AA Rosette arrived in 2022 and the wine list was compiled by the sommelier at the pub's Michelin-starred big sister, Askham Hall proper. Stroll the local fells or follow the river Lowther from the door. Overnight guests can take a summer dip in the Hall's outdoor pool (call ahead to confirm).
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