St. Johns Restaurant and Bar at the King's Head, Thirlmere
England CA12 4TN
Tel: 44 176 877 2393
Concierge.com's insider take:
There are two choices for dining at this 17th-century coaching inn. The more elegant St. Johns Restaurant offers panoramic views of St. Johns in the Vale and dishes made from the freshest of local ingredients. The popular lamb shank is marinated in Jennings bitter and accompanied with potatoes and seasonal root vegetables. In the more laid-back bar room, with ladder-back chairs under a beamed ceiling, you can nosh on traditional cod and chips or a local Borrowdale trout dish, accompanied by beer a Cumberland or Cockerhoop Ale. The inn also offers 17 rooms with original oak beams and Inglenook fireplaces. There is a separate poolroom with a big-screen TV for major sporting events.
St. Johns Restaurant open for dinner only; pub open for lunch and dinner.