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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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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
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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 22 July 2012

staff friendly but !! Our table had been varnished was still wet a large piece of glass left on the floor.The front floor of bar area covered in drink and tomatoe sauce and food no staff seemed to notice a shame because the decor is...More

Thank harris891
Reviewed 20 July 2012

The food was good, but we still find it weird to get French Fries with lasagne.

1  Thank Sharon_Sima
Reviewed 19 July 2012

The Village Inn holds a vantage point in this lovely town of Bowness-on-Winderemere. We called in for a drink and were impressed by the look of the great food being served so returned in the evening. I had the bloody Mary Crayfish it was huge...More

Thank SurreySunburnt
Reviewed 18 July 2012

we didnt expect this pub to be so good but when u walk through the doors we where amazed at the decor and furnishings and the meals are really nice but large portions we shared a starter and couldnt finish my main (not like me)...More

Thank shellpaul
Reviewed 17 July 2012

We loved this place. The food is excellent. The staff are professional, informative and very friendly. The bar is comfortable, as is the restaurant. Decoaration lovely. We intend to go again.

Thank discerning60
Reviewed 12 July 2012

Worst pint of Guinness ever, 10 seconds out of the pump, watery, tasted like a soda stream version. That's all.More

1  Thank stever-wellfield
queensheadtroutbeck, Manager at Village Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2012

Thank you for your review. I am shocked to hear that you thought our Guinness was terrible. We have just spent a lot of money installing a new cellar cooling system and trained all the staff to clean and work the pumps properly. Now we...More

Reviewed 11 July 2012

Lovely decor, delicious food and excellent staff. We visited 3 times during a recent visit to Bowness and thoroughly enjoyed each visit. All the staff were brilliant- very attentive, friendly and welcoming. Special acknowledgement to young Harry who was great!

1  Thank Chrissie999
Reviewed 3 July 2012

The restuarant was busy and service really slow. The price you pay for food and drink in this place for the quality of food doesnt make sense. Its well presented but clearly shipped out on a conveyor belt of staff to maximise turnover and profit....More

Thank Delphinusdelphis
Reviewed 2 July 2012

The food is outstanding, would highly recommend a vist!!!! Choice is very good and of high quality, have visited a few times over the poast few years and cannot find a fault whenver I have been

Thank Geoff W
Reviewed 27 June 2012

Fabulous Decor, Quality Food served with Care and Attention to Presentation.

Thank Stayinbritain
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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
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
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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