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Rayrigg Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3BZ, England
015394 43332
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Lunch

We visited here because we had a lovely ploughmans lunch in 2013. Unlike other reviews on here we did not experience rudeness or poor service. We were shown a table and provided with a menu by the polite waitress and then we were asked if we wanted any drinks, I was was slightly disappointed with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
Colin D
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rendlesham
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rendlesham
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We visited here because we had a lovely ploughmans lunch in 2013. Unlike other reviews on here we did not experience rudeness or poor service. We were shown a table and provided with a menu by the polite waitress and then we were asked if we wanted any drinks, I was was slightly disappointed with the selection of beers on... More 

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Truro, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Well we walked in and we were totally ignored when the waitress finally came over she said take your pick of the tables. She came over to take our order and she starts by saying she is so glad that this is her last night working in this dump. The food came with yet more abuse directed at the managment... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Beautifully kept exterior with masses of flowers, internal decoration is dark, warm, cosy and has an old world feel to it. However, the cuisine is classic, tasty and not badly priced for the lake district. We had the lamb shank which was as near perfect as you can get it, shame they charged £2.50 extra for a few veg! Definitely... More 

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wigan
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We had lunch here ,my husband's lager had a piece of cardboard floating in it but didn't complain. We ordered a simple tuna baguette and a hot beef one it took nearly half an hour to arrive when it finally came it wasn't what I ordered so he took it back never apologized said the numbers were mixed up we... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Really great British food. Highly recommend this place for anyone wanting food that is tasty and good value.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

My wife ordered vegetable lasagne that was the worst dish you I have ever seen. Was gloopy and was generally just a big bland pile of mush that was extremely bland. Looked like a reheated ready meal. I had fish and chips that were ok. There seemed to be 1 stressed out waitress surrounded by very young inexperienced staff that... More 

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warwickshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Whilst staying in Windermere the first place we ate at was the Sutherland restaurant. When we walked in we could see that it was very busy, but we managed to get a table for the 3 of us. It had a little bar area where the drinks order was taken to, the drink selection wasn't great, but it was ok.... More 

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

If you want a lovely meal, well this is the place to go... we loved it, the food was delicious .... Even my 6 year old daughter said how good her meal was... lovely and welcoming.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Ordered a medium rare steak, was brought a living cow!! Even the waitress was horrified when she saw the slab of meat on my plate, waited an eternity for the replacement, which when it arrived the waitresses asked me 'to cut into it in front of her' to make sure it was ok?? Well that fills you with confidence.. The... More 

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Stroud
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Good selection of food, though fairly average in terms of quality. Plenty of room, was busy, reasonable atmosphere, good waiting staff.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rayrigg Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3BZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Bowness-on-Windermere
  • Phone Number: 015394 43332

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub

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