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“Fantastic food, amazing staff !”
Review of Village Inn

Village Inn
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$33
Cuisines: British, Bar, Grill
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, Bar Scene
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: 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!
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 steak - beautiful ! father in law had the burger (massive !) and he manage to spill vinegar all over, within seconds the plate was taken away and replaced no questions asked.
We were a party of 8 and all enjoyed our food very very much and the massive deserts !
overall highly recommended !

thank you bar and grill for making my parents in laws evening at the last minute ! x

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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 with the job.
Food - well beyond expectations, especially with the numbers they were catering to.
Why these places have to blast out such loud music I will never know. Better not to play any and save on the music licence at the same time. If I go to dine with friends, I expect to be able to hold a conversation. Whilst everything service wise and food wise was very good, the music put me off.

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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 want to sit too close. I am sorry that the music was too loud for you but we would have turned it down as much as possible without upsetting other customers, if you had asked.

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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 dined here. After re visiting again we can honestly say we find this the best place to eat.

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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

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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
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