A pub with a difference in the heart of Askham
Part of the esteemed Askham Collection, The Queen’s Head is a cosy 17th century village pub with bedrooms ideally located in the pretty village of Askham in the Lake District.
Lovingly renovated to the Askham Hall standard by the Lowther family, discover seasonal ‘super-posh’ pub food made with produce reared, foraged and grown on our farms, hedgerows and kitchen gardens. Think earthy truffle with creamy artichoke; deep-flavoured seasonal game and home-reared saddleback pork; hand-dived scallops and local lobster; brassicas, herby pestos, berries and orchard fruits.
Make the most of the location with an invigorating walk on the local fells, or a more gently stroll along the river Lowther right from the door, with no need to drive anywhere during your stay. Back at the pub enjoy a local pint by the copper topped bar before a refined yet hearty dinner. The regularly-changing menu is matched by a wonderful selection of wines courtesy of the sommeliers from our Michelin-starred sister hotel, Askham Hall, just a short walk away. Make the most of this special relationship and eat at both places during your stay..
In the kitchen is Gareth Webster, an exceptional talent who led the award-winning team at the George and Dragon, Clifton for 3 years for the Lowther family and prior to that worked with Simon Rogan.
Open 7 days a week for bed and breakfast. The restaurant is open Wednesday to Sunday evenings and also Sunday lunch, advance booking required.
Please note that ‘QH’ rooms refer to the Queen’s Head and ‘AH’ rooms refer to our neighbouring sister property Askham Hall.
|Room / Unit Type||Room / Unit Tariff*|
|Room||Prices from £125.00 to £170.00 per person per night|
*As a guide, prices are per room per night for hotels, guest houses, B&Bs and serviced apartments and per week for self-catering accommodation.
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.
|Season (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)|
If you are travelling north on the M6 you could turn off at junction 39 and head towards Shap, then pass through Hackthorpe and turn left signposted Askham. If you are coming from junction 40, follow the A66 east to the next roundabout then the A6 south. Just a few miles to Clifton, you will pass our pub (the George and Dragon) on your left, then turn right following signs to Askham. Continue over the river and go past Askham Hall on your right. Head to the top of the village and turn right at the t junction. The Queen’s Head is on your right just after the village shop. Taxis can be found outside Penrith station which is about 5 miles away.
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