Kings Arms, Hawkshead

The Square
Hawkshead
Cumbria
LA22 0NZ

The Kings Arms sits in a picturesque village square in one of the most visited villages in the Lake District, yet it still manages to feel like a local village pub (photo 1). It dates from the 1600s and would have been known by William Wordsworth who attended the local school and by Beatrix Potter who lived just down the road in Near Sawrey. Wordsworth describes the village in his poem The Prelude.

The pub has a timeworn interior with an oak beamed ceiling and old fireplace with an open fire in colder months. It is not currently offering food but serves two beers from Lakeland breweries.

It attracts walkers who will have been tackling Letterbarrow, the hill behind the pub in photo 2, and car-borne day trippers taking advantage of the village’s huge car park.

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