An unpretentious 17th-century inn in the pretty little village of Troutbeck, the Queen's Head serves innovative pub food all through the day. Dishes may include free-range duck with cashews and watermelon or unusually good fish-and-chips made with a beer batter. It's also noted for real ales served from what was once an Elizabethan four-poster bed. The intimate dining rooms have oak beams, flagged floors, and log fires. If you want to stay overnight, the 15 guest rooms have splendid views, and the pub makes a great starting point for walks up the beautiful Troutbeck Valley.
A592, 3 miles north of Windermere, Troutbeck, LA23 1PW, England