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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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“kebab” (109 reviews)
“mussels” (53 reviews)
“burger” (58 reviews)
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Bar, British, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
St Martin's Hill | Lake Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3DE, England
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Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Such a nice calming atmosphere when you enter, dog friendly which is important to us! The cake was amazing!!! Huge and tasty!! The prices were a little high, in fact i was changed more than the menu said by £2 per cake slice. I assume...More

Thank Demarcation
Reviewed 12 September 2017

50th Wedding anniversary Meal . Not only did the restaurant fit us in, at the last minute, the staff were amazing, could not have been more helpful and attentive even though they were totally rushed off their feet ! Foot was fantastic - I had...More

Thank Sophiesid
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Recommended by friends, fortunately being a bank holiday Sunday evening, we pre-booked. Good job we did. Absolutely crammed - quite expected, people waiting for tables. Bar staff were great - under a lot of pressure and at least one short. No fluster, just got on...More

1  Thank Calvados
DCheadoffice, Owner at Village Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2017

Thank you for your review. We are a bar, I am pleased you enjoyed the food and the staff looked after you well. People do come for the atmosphere and music and we do try and sit people away from the speakers if they don't...More

Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Amazing meal. After eating in another restaurant in the area the night before and being let down by the food we decided to go back to the village inn as we knew the food here was beautiful, we stayed in the lakes last year and...More

Thank Angiesheridan
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Visited this pub many times more gastro than the other pubs good quality food lovely ambiance inside very pleasant garden would recommend

Thank Lindsey H
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Very vibrant place even on a Sunday night. Food and service most acceptable bit noisy for me but our party thought it was great. Would certainly try it again.

Thank RPW1948
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Stopped off for a Saturday lunch - seated inside quickly and waiting staff attended promptly. The Mr ordered the burger, which he loved and was very filling. I had the battered fish and mushy peas (without chips as had seen how MASSIVE the portions were...More

Thank Susie G
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Great place to eat! We celebrated our wedding anniversary here! Very accommodating polite staff, lovely decor! Fast service & excellent food cooked to perfection! Could not fault a thing! Definitely recommend!

Thank Donna W
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Very kindly squeezed us in at short notice on a busy bank holiday They appeared short staffed for the busiest day of the year but coped fairly well The Good was served in good time My medium steak was more on the medium to well...More

Thank Jeannette R
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

We called to book a table but were told there was no need. Arrived 10 mins later and were seated promptly at a lovely table. We ordered a chicken and a beef hanging kebab as advised by our waiter and also a kids fish and...More

Thank storybobs
DCheadoffice, Owner at Village Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2017

Thank you for your review, I am pleased you enjoyed the food and were well looked after by our staff. We try to offer a good selection of drinks and are glad you liked the gin. We look forward to welcoming you again when you...More

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