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Village Inn

St Martin's Hill | Lake Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3DE, England
+44 15394 43731
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
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“kebab” (110 reviews)
“burger” (78 reviews)
“mussels” (56 reviews)
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Bar, British, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
St Martin's Hill | Lake Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3DE, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

As the view of the restaurant was great we decided to pop in to have few glasses of paint however the price was little bit too high when you compare other near by places! Classic mojito they ruined using pink Himalaya salt on the rim...More

Thank Ammuvavachi
Reviewed 5 days ago

Went in for food drink waited 40 mins for our drink had to go ask where it was . Had lamb shank ok then asked for dessert menu waited another for ever time . When my dessert came was yuck went back to the b&b...More

Thank bellsmam
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited with family for mother-in-law’s birthday. We had booked but when we arrived we didn’t actually want a table by the door so the manager very kindly moved us with very little fuss. All our meals were served pretty quickly and they were all delicious-...More

1  Thank AnnGarySheffield
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Would highly recommend this place, amazing food and staff are great. There is an amazing selection of drink and the price was reasonable. Will defo go back

1  Thank elizabe5h
Reviewed 1 week ago

The bar service was excellent, the food very nice BUT the waitress who bought our food to us outside stated that we had to get our own cutlery from the stall just outside the door to the establishment (where she had just passed to bring...More

1  Thank dave v
DCheadoffice, Owner at Village Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

When a food order is taken at the bar staff should let our customers know where to get their cutlery and condiments from. The reason we don't put these on the table beforehand is that in the past items have gone missing. I will speak...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely location in Bowness. Sat outside for drinks then my husband enquired about having a meal inside. We were shown to a table straight away. The service was very good and the food was delicious.

1  Thank Diane M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here for evening meal, ordered at the bar and was sat outside was alittle surprised after ordering no one came out to clean table and bring cutlery in the end I went in and asked for something to wipe table as it was disgusting!...More

Thank Bevcherry
DCheadoffice, Owner at Village Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I am sorry you didn't feel you had a good experience during your visit to the Village Inn. When our customers sit outside unfortunately we have found it necessary to ask for payment when ordering as there have been some in the past who have...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

剛剛去參觀溫德米爾,在看了餐廳後找到了一個吃飯的地方,找到了這個地方,閱讀了評論和耶,非常好!貽貝碼頭很好吃,湯很好。首發貽貝是一大部分,它是值得的錢。 然後主要,我有主要的鱸魚linguine,這是非常好的。我的太太挑選羊羔小腿,因為它的味道,我對羊肉不太熱衷,但是我嘗試了一點,它不如它很好地醃製,非常好。 總的來說,享受經驗,並會再次來。 Just went To visit Windermere, and came to look for a place to eat, after looking at restaurant, found this place, read the review and yeah, very good! The mussels marina is delicious and the soup was nice. The mussels for starter...More

1  Thank Daniel T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whenever I’m in Bowness I always have to drop in here for a pint of Peroni and a bite to eat.. this time it was a nice lunch and a Haloumi sandwich with a nice chilli ham dip and chips.. Staff were great, pretty busy...More

1  Thank JuddyManchester
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ordered food and waited for 55 minutes until I enquired with a member of staff on the progress, who said they were very busy and it was on its way. The food promptly arrived 5 minutes later with a burger missing it’s burger, and...More

Thank JoCha-Plaz86
DCheadoffice, Owner at Village Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I'm sorry you did not have a good experience. On the day in question we were extremely busy and in times when we are not so busy it usually takes up to 30 minutes for food to be taken to table once it has been...More

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Christine K
5 April 2018|
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Response from Carol H | Reviewed this property |
They don’t have a car park only a couple of spaces outside on the road which are hard to get. There are 2 public car parks within walking distance. One is a short stay pay and display on Glebe Road by the lake - Up to 1 hr... More
Elaine I
22 November 2017|
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Response from pangalactic_1 | Reviewed this property |
It was fine for lunch at the beginning of November, and they were serving a large group in a separate room at the time, as well as quite a few tables in the main room.
Barry N
21 October 2017|
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Response from aw1812 | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think so - but you could always ring the restaurant and ask?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$33
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 12:00 AM
8:30 AM - 12:00 AM
8:30 AM - 12:00 AM
8:30 AM - 12:00 AM
8:30 AM - 12:00 AM
8:30 AM - 12:00 AM
8:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: St Martin's Hill | Lake Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3DE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Bowness-on-Windermere
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 43731
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The Village Inn is one of Bowness-on-Windermere's most popular bars, situated just seconds from the shores of Lake Windermere and is open daily from 10am until late, serving fresh, locally sourced produce, with homemade pasta dishes and creations from the grill, a speciality. The bar offers a wide range of real ales and an excellent selection of vodkas, beers, brandies, and an extensive wine list with 50 wines from around the globe. In the summer, the Village Inn also launched a new range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails, which have proved especially popular, in addition to new outside furniture and heaters. The Village Inn Bar and Grill is in the heart of Bowness-on-Windermere, its busy restaurant and bar make it a great place for locals and tourists a like. Come and see for yourself!
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