The Queens Head Hotel

Troutbeck, Cumbria

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Tuck in to the Queen's Head Hotel's A La Carte Menu
Tuck in to the Queen's Head Hotel's A La Carte Menu
Probably the hardest thing you'll do here is choose what to eat.To be honest, it's far better to eat the gourmet pub food at the Queen's Head Hotel than read about it - save to say that our Chef and kitchen devotees deserve all the accolades they've amassed (though you may not see them on show - they covet only happy diners and their empty plates).Oh, and the beer's pretty good too! Choose from local ales standing alongside the regulars at the Bar.

We also have a Specials Board above the fireplace. Click here to view a sample Specials Menu.
Please note we have now stopped serving our 3 courses for £25.00 menu.
If you would like to make a restaurant booking please contact us on 015394 32174 or email
We serve food all day from 12pm until 9pm Sunday - Thursday, and 12pm until 10pm Friday and Saturday

Current Menu
Current Menu

Starters, Light Bites and Old Favourites

Freshly made Soup of the Day served with Homemade Bread and best butter £4.95
Homemade Sausage and Black Pudding scotch egg served with a fresh pea shoot salad and homemade picalilli £6.95
Local Free Range Chicken Skewers steeped in a fiery 'Bang Bang' marinade with a crispy salad of fresh leaves, toasted peanuts, cantaloupe melon and pickled beansprouts, topped with sesame seed £6.95/£11.95
Freshly Grilled Sardiner marinated in Basil oil served on a garlic ciabatta croute with a slow roast chunky tomato chutney £6.95/£8.95
Ploughman's Twist: Hunk of Homemade water crust Pork and Game pie served with a slice of Camembert, a chunk of Kendal creamy cheese, crispy Waldorf salad, homemade coleslaw, pickled and bread & butter £12.95
Fresh Turkey and Apple Burger topped with sage and fried onion stuffing served with crispy onion rings, fresh chips and homemade coleslaw £10.95
Bobotie, a South African dish containing best minced lamb, nibbed almonds, apricots and topped with a brandied egg custard complimented with crispy French bean chips, homemade bread & butter and garlic mayonnaise £12.95
Blackened Cajun cured Salmon topped with pink grapefruit caviar and creme fraiche, served on a mango, cucumber and coriander salsa £6.95
Smoked Haddock, Parmesan & Pea Risotto topped with a poached hen's egg and crisp pea shoots £6.95/£9.95
Homemade Crumpet topped with local goat's cheese, warmed with a sweet onion marmalade & dressed rocket leaves £6.95
Large Home Baked Shin of Beef, Old Tom & Potato Pasty served with a creamy horseradish sauce, freshly cooked chips and a rich claret gravy £9.95
Potted Chicken Liver Parfait with orange butter, fig and walnut chutney and crispy melba toast and butter £6.95
Homemade water crust Pork and Game pie served with homemade Picalilli, apple sauce and crisp pea shoots £7.95
Fresh Lambs kidneys braised in claret redcurrant and rosemary on crispy toasted onion bread and topped with deep fried crispy curried leek rings £6.95
Steamed Fresh mussels in a white wine, garlic cream sauce served with fresh homemade bread & butter; or spicy tomato and coriander; or cider, bacon, spring cabbage and creme fraiche £7.95

Main Courses

Queen's Head Sausage Whirl of the Day, with a smoked cheese mash, rich onion gravy and crispy onion rings £12.95
Light and crispy Beer battered Haddock, with hand cut Chips, old fashioned mushy peas and tartar sauce £12.95
Queen's Head Creamy Fish Pie, topped with a light and fluffy cheesy mashed potato, with buttered greens and homemade tartar sauce £13.95
Large Pan of Fresh Mussels steamed in a white wine, garlic cream sauce served with chips and garlic mayo. Or spicy tomato and coriander; or cider, bacon, spring cabbage and creme fraiche £13.95
Roast Belly of Pork stuffed with black pudding and sage, served on a bed of creamed potatoes, caramelised apple, with a wholegrain mustard sauce and a crispy pancetta crisp £14.95
Oxtail & Venison Cottage Pie topped with a creamy potato mash, trickled with a red berry and port wine jus and served with a pan of seasonal vegetables £14.95
Award Winning Herdwick Hogget Lamb and Kidney suet pudding served with fondant potato, creamed cabbage, honey roast chantenay carrots and a rosemary gravy £17.95
Pot Roast Locally Sourced Lamb Shank served with a creamy garlic and potato gratin, glazed chantenay carrots, crushed garden peas and a mint and redcurrant glaze £16.95
Hand Cut Local Fillet Steak served with roasted vine tomatoes, beer battered onion rings, fresh chips, field mushrooms tossed in fresh garlic and a choice of pink peppercorn sauce or a light bearnaise sauce  £24.95
Fresh Pan Fried Hake served on a warm salad of new potatoes and chorizo with blush tomatoes and topped with a crispy parmesan herb crust, served with warm buttered asparagus £13.95
Slow cooked Duck Leg served with confit potato, crispy duck rissoles, pan-fried livers, spiced red cabbage and a cassis and black cherry sauce £15.95
Homemade Veg Trio: Fried Ricotta and herb Spring Roll on sweet red pepper; fresh broccoli, almond & parmesan Quiche topped with rocked; baked Onion Cup with Mushroom and Goat's Cheese savoury £13.95 (V)
Warm Salad of grilled asparagus, new potatoes and roasted artichokes served with crisp smoked cheese and spring onion fritters and topped with a lightly soft poached hen's egg drizzled with a fresh hollandaise sauce £14.95 (V)
Fresh handmade Tagliatelle tossed with sauteed field mushrooms and blush tomatoes bound in a Westmorland cheese sauce and topped with toasted walnuts, black olives, dressed rocket and homemade cheese crisps £13.95 (V)


A Warm Sticky Chocolate Brownie served with a popcorn panna cotta and a salted caramel ice cream £7.95
Homemade Sticky Toffee Pudding with a sticky toffee ripple ice cream, sticky toffee sauce and Homemade honeycomb pieces £7.95
Baked Caramelised Plum and Almond crumble with an amaretto creme anglaise £6.95
Ice Strawberry Parfait served with an elderflower and lavender jelly, black peppered strawberries and clotted cream £7.95
A Baked Goats curd and Vanilla cheesecake served with homemade gooseberry jam and hazlenut praline £7.95
Espresso and Dark Chocolate souffle served with a whipped capuccino espuma and blueberry granita £7.95
Freshly cut selection of local Cheeses, served with homemade date chutney, treacle bread and crispy stilton oatcakes, thin celery sticks and fresh grapes £8.95
Selection of Homemade ice creams and sorbets £5.95


Festive Menus 2013
Festive Menus 2013

Please click below to view our Festive Menus...

We have a special 3 course Party menu, available from 1st - 23rd December. Click here to view the Christmas Party Menu...

Christmas Lunch is also open to non-residents, and is served between 12noon and 4pm. Click to view the Christmas Lunch Menu...

To celebrate the turn of the New Year we are open to non-residents for dinner, which will be served between 7pm and 9.30pm, and accompanied by some bagpipes! Click to view the New Year's Menus...

If you would like to make a restaurant booking please contact us on 015394 32174 or email
Both New Year's Eve and Christmas Day bookings must be made in advance.
A deposit of 50% of the total value of the reservation will be taken on booking, which is non refundable.
Breakfast at the Queen's Head
Breakfast at the Queen's Head

New Breakfast Menu 2013

Queen’s Head Full English Breakfast
Award winning Pinks lightly smoked bacon, Cumberland breakfast sausage, Heinz baked beans, homemade black pudding, fried bread, grilled tomato, mushrooms, with a choice of scrambled, poached or fried egg £9.95

Queen’s Head Vegetarian Breakfast
Vegetarian sausage, rosti potato, mushrooms, Heinz baked beans, grilled tomato, fried bread, with a choice of scrambled, poached or fried egg £9.50

Something Different:
Oak smoked Salmon and scrambled eggs, served on toasted brown bloomer bread £6.95
Poached Smoked Haddock, poached hen's eggs and homemade Hollandaise £7.95
Homemade Crumpet, honey roast ham, poached eggs and homemade Hollandaise £9.95
Traditional homemade Porridge served with double cream, brown sugar, and a nip of whisky (optional) £3.50
Buttermilk Pancakes with Award winning Pinks bacon and maple syrup, or fresh berries and crème fraiche £4.95

From the Larder:
Freshly baked croissant's with homemade jam £1.95
Bowl of locally made natural yoghurt with a swirl of honey or topped with fresh berries £2.95
Bowl of cereal (please ask for our selection) & milk £1.50
Rack of Toast served with homemade preserves £1.95


Please note those booked on a room only basis; if pre booked breakfast, can choose either the Queen’s Head Full English or Vegetarian Breakfast as part of their included package with a glass of fruit juice, tea or coffee and toast. Alternatively you can choose one item from ‘Something Different’ and one item ‘From the Larder’ with a glass of fruit juice, tea or coffee and toast.

For non-residents or those who have not pre booked breakfast. All items are individually priced and will be charged accordingly.

Seasonal Menus 2013

Guest Reviews

Overall rating: 4.5 out of 5
 We stayed 2 nights for our wedding anniversary. The queens Head is an inn as you would imagine. Great staff, a selection of fine beers, heary food and a roaring fire. What more could you ask for after a day walking in the Lakes. 
George / Mar 14
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