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St Martin's Hill | Lake Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3DE, England
+44 15394 43731
08:30 - 00:00
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county durham
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135 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This bar is great. Really great and friendly atmosphere! Beautiful wine. Staff are very friendly. The food is unreal!! I would recommend the deep fried hallomi and chilli jam, yum!!

Thank stacey k
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nice enough seating and areas inside and out and the food looked amazing that was coming out however after visiting pubs all round bowness and surrounding windermere this was by far the most expensive over £8 for 1pint & 1half peroni and it had lipstick on the glass!!! Not impressed especially as almost next door the same drinks in clean... More 

Thank j0els1981
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely pub with plenty of outdoor seating for summer time. Could do with some patio heaters for the chillier nights/days. Decor on the inside is not what you would expect - the chairs are perhaps a little too large, and the lightning a little low. Food and drink selection is great and reasonably priced. I've had a number of fish... More 

Thank Marsdo
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have tried this place before and thought we would try again It Is still good and we like the way It has been furnished and decorated. We had the burgers they where very good cooked just nice and very filling. Would go back again.

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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The kebab was amazing for both chicken and lamb. The only thing I didn't like is I had to go the bar to order food!!

Thank MOhammed b
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice place, really calm atmosphere and nice decor however the service was terribly slow. Waited 20 minutes before someone came to take our drinks order. There was then a 40 minute wait after the starter. Decided to skip dessert knowing it would add another hour on to our night. Waiters try their best but more staff are definitely needed. Food... More 

Thank Clocourtney
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We are regular visitors here and to be fair our meal on Easter Sunday had a few hiccups due to it being soooo busy! BUT ... the wonderful staff went out of their way to make things right. Our food was delicious as always and Allan and Manager (sorry forgotten your name!) were amazing. Well done guys. See you soon.... More 

Thank LisaTalkingTots
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

In truth had we not had a recommendation we would have walked straight past! From the outside it looks like a bar and not a restaurant for the family. On entering you arrive at a bar and have no idea there is a full restaurant. It was a little overwhelming for my youngest (13) daughter. Easter Sunday was, as you... More 

Thank CheckleyHappyH
Management response:

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your visit to The Village. I am pleased you enjoyed the food and drinks. We have recently changed our menu and it is good to get feedback from our customers. I hope you will visit us again when you are next in the area. More 

Hastings, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a meal here during our stay in Bowness. It was ok, just not outstanding. Nothing stood out as exceptional - the service, the food, the atmosphere - it was just ok. We were hungry so was fine and would consider another visit, we just found other Bowness restaurants to be that much better.

Thank FirstAscentK2
Management response:

Thank you for your review, I can only say sorry that The Village is not to your taste. More 

Phuket, Thailand
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited today for a couple of beers, kids & dogs also welcome.The service was OK and on our table was an extra large domino set so had a couple of games. Food prices were reasonable but drinks expensive, the decor was pleasant and all in all a relaxing break from the hustle and bussel on a busy Easter Saturday.

Thank Les S
Management response:

Thank you for your review. I am pleased you enjoyed your visit to The Village and hope you will call in again when you are next in Bowness. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$32
Bar, British, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
08:30 - 00:00
08:30 - 00:00
08:30 - 00:00
08:30 - 00:00
08:30 - 00:00
08:30 - 00:00
08:30 - 00:00
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
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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