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Royal Oak Inn

Brantfell Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3EG, England
+44 15394 43970
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“mixed grill” (10 reviews)
“scampi” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Brantfell Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3EG, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

nice warm pub with a very friendly staff. Food is good and generously portioned and a good choice of beer.

Thank Jean D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having been a while since we had been to Bowness, we thought we would ask for a recommendation. Our host came up with a few, but we liked the look of the Royal Oak, so there we went. Even though the Pub is an "open"...More

1  Thank Billhox
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here on 2 evenings. The burgers are home-made and were the best I have ever eaten. The chicken goujons and lasagne are also delicious. Everything was good value for money. Service was prompt and friendly

Thank Phil2408
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment we arrived we were greeted with fantastic and friendly northern hospitality. Room 4 was comfortable and had everything we needed for an overnight stay. We were upgraded to an ensuite which was gratefully received but the shared bathroom would have also been...More

Thank Rebecca H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

If you want somewhere friendly, welcoming and reasonably priced in Windermere then this is the place. Good old fashioned bar food, clean rooms, an open fire and dogs are welcome. We have stayed here quite a few times and have another trip booked in a...More

Thank JonnyM_1966
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a very nice meal. My husband had lamb shank & thought it was the best he tasted. I had the fish & chips, tasty but thought the fish was on the small side. Reasonably priced drinks. The staff were pleasant. Would recommend.

Thank Joyce B
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Stayed at the Royal Oak for two nights B&B. All the staff very welcoming and accommodating. Rooms very comfortable, tea/coffee, TV, wifi and shampoo etc. Bar good choice of local beers and usual Lagers. Bar food good choice and price. Car park a squeeze but...More

Thank Jon E
Reviewed 2 May 2017

We called in The Royal Oak while looking for somewhere for lunch - the girl on the bar was lovely very friendly and helpful. Food was all gorgeous I had Shepherds pie it was delicious others had lasagne, steak and ale pie and the fish...More

1  Thank Diane R
Reviewed 24 April 2017

courteous staff, dog friendly, a roaring log fire with cosy seating varied choice of bar type meals just off the main drag

1  Thank Stephen M
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Great food, staff and beer. All round a great pub. What you see is what you get. Also gluten free options!

Thank Megan P
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is the Royal Oak still dog friendly? Thank you
20 May 2017|
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Response from Charlotte C | Reviewed this property |
It sure is! :)
Does anyone know how small the small ensuite double is please???
22 May 2016|
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Response from howard l | Reviewed this property |
All the rooms are different sizes, if you want the largest room ask for the room with a Bay window on the first floor, it also includes breakfast in the room if requested, the other rooms are small but very nice as you can... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Brantfell Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3EG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Bowness-on-Windermere
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 43970
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Tel: 015394 42970
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