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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 18 June 2018 via mobile

We visited today as a family of three including my 2yr old daughter. Staff were friendly and attentive and even brought some colouring crayons for my daughter. I had the lamb, my husband had the duck and my daughter had a kids chicken meal. The...More

1  Thank v20132016
Reviewed 18 June 2018

We would usually keep clear of a restaurant in a busy part of Bowness during holiday periods, but we found ourselves here.recently. We received a friendly greeting, were quickly shown to our table and ordered drinks. Many items on the menu were to our liking...More

1  Thank Stampman26
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Arrived nice and early at 07:30 knowing we had to wait to be seated and no reservations were allowed. We were told it shouldnt be too long to get a seat. We had a couple of drinks and ended up waiting 1 hour 45 mins...More

Thank ballen24
DCheadoffice, Owner at Village Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2018

I am sorry that you did not manage to get seated when you came to The Village. Unfortunately we have been extremely busy and only take bookings for groups of six or more and did not have a table available as we were booked up...More

Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

We visited this afternoon. We walked past & it looked nice. There was a beer garden on the front, the sun was shining & it was a bit of a party atmosphere. However, once in the pub, despite there not being many people at the...More

Thank Anton B
DCheadoffice, Owner at Village Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2018

We have been extremely busy over the last couple of weeks and have recently appointed a new manager so hopefully the service will be better if you call in again. We are constantly trying hard to please our customers. The tables and chairs were all...More

Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

I have just walked out of the empty village inn after waiting at the bar for around 10 mins to be served while being ignored. A male member of staff looked at us several times and ignored us. The third time he looked at us...More

3  Thank Laura S
DCheadoffice, Owner at Village Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2018

I am sorry you felt that one of our members of staff was rude and aggressive towards you and I will be speaking to him and asking for an improvement in his manner. We have recently appointed a new Manager and Assistant Manager so service...More

Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Came here for the 3rd time and it never disappoints!! Food is always amazing and full of flavour!! It was our mini-moon so they dressed up the table with hearts which was such a lovely touch!! Can’t wait to come back next time 👌🏻👌🏻

2  Thank RobynBrock
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed our breakfast here! We got here just before it opened so we were guaranteed an outside table (it filled up very quickly) ... we all good a full English breakfast, it was good, but the waitress didn’t bring the extra toast out until...More

1  Thank Adam L
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

We went to the Village Inn to have breakfast and had the worst hospitality experience ever. we sat down outside and none of the staff was kind enough to check if we wanted to order. In my experience, the guest should feel welcomed everywhere, and...More

1  Thank helalynflower
DCheadoffice, Owner at Village Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

All customers sitting outside have to order at the bar and there are several signs dotted around stating this. When ordering customers are given a number for the table and also asked to collect their cutlery and any sauces they would like and take them...More

Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

We stopped by to have some dinner, and was pleasantly surprised when we entered. The decor was cosy but modern. The menu was traditional food and was very tasty and reasonable portions. Service was good too. Would recommend for a breakfast/lunch and casual dinner.

Thank Dove1820
Reviewed 1 June 2018

On a day trip to the Lakes calling into this Inn on the hill for a quick lunch finding a table outside in the beer garden was lucky as the garden was full on a sunny day. I went into the bar to order but...More

Thank vuepoint
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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$6 - US$32
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
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, 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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