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Bowmanstead | Cumbria, Coniston LA21 8HB, England
+44 15394 41224
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Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: We are a traditional English Inn, in the heart of the Lake District...
We are a traditional English Inn, in the heart of the Lake District offering a warm welcome, helped by a roaring open fire in the cooler months!The bar stocks award-winning cask ales, a selection of fine wines and malt whiskies. We offer classic pub food which is locally-sourced and freshly prepared on the premises. We have Bed and Breakfast accommodation, 2 of the 3 rooms being en-suite.
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  • 46
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 2
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  • 18
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Very good friendly service. Car park quite tight, but nice pub and nice atmosphere. Landlord helped us out as well. Good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
Andy C
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Cleethorpes, United Kingdom
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Rothwell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

You can expect a very warm welcome at this pub, and the food is that good we went back 3 days later for another meal. Although we did not take our dog on holiday with us this time this is a very dog friendly pub.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

Visited this pub with a friend who was in the area for a few days. All I can really say was the food was incredibly plain and dull. Staff were pleasant enough but wouldn't visit again.

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Cleethorpes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Very good friendly service. Car park quite tight, but nice pub and nice atmosphere. Landlord helped us out as well. Good.

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Redcar, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We discovered the Ship Inn last year whilst on holiday in Bowmanstead. We were very impressed with the food, atmosphere and the friendly staff, As it was only a short walk from our Cottage we visted several times over the week. We returned to the same cottage again this year and the ship was partly responsible for our decision to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Good food , friendly atmosphere and owners good quick service Dog and family friendly great place Within walking distance from our holiday cottage

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Yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

my wife,son,his wife and myself did a 4 mile walk circular walk from coniston. towards the end of the walk we came across this inn. what a bonus !! absolutely brilliant pub. nice welcome from jim (the landlord). we just stayed for drinks (as we had already arranged to eat at another location). viewed the food being served, looked really... More 

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Ulverston, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

My husband and I visited coniston about a month ago. My mate Tony is the head chef at The Ship Inn and we popped in for lunch. I ordered the fish cakes and hubby the lambs liver. The service was excellent and accommodating. There was a bit of a wait on the food but it was well worth the wait.... More 

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Swindon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

A pub slightly tucked away on the Coniston road south to Torver but worth the effort. A pleasant sitting outside area and a good atmosphere inside. The food menu was large and we had the lamb shank and the salmon(quite a small portion of the fish).It was well cooked and not bad value. The service was fine with a pleasant... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This pub is tucked away just outside coniston, but it was still very busy. We were part of a large party of 15, so we fully expected delays due to the sheer volume of our order. However, the staff were great, we had such a good laugh with them, and they brought out the food on a constant stream so... More 

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Staying locally and popped in for a pint. Nice pub, really friendly staff. Only let down is nowhere nice to sit outside when/if the sun shines. Menu looked ok, typical pub grub but can't comment as we did eat

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Bowmanstead | Cumbria, Coniston LA21 8HB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Duddon Valley  >  Coniston
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 41224

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 22
  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Description

We are a traditional English Inn, in the heart of the Lake District offering a warm welcome, helped by a roaring open fire in the cooler months!The bar stocks award-winning cask ales, a selection of fine wines and malt whiskies. We offer classic pub food which is locally-sourced and freshly prepared on the premises. We have Bed and Breakfast accommodation, 2 of the 3 rooms being en-suite.

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