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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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Price range: $13 - $24
Cuisines: British, Bar, Grill, Family Fare
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: The Village Inn, has recently been taken over and given a complete refurbishment. This amazing transformation must be seen! We serve food from 12pm until 10pm, serving fresh salads, homemade pasta, locally sourced meats on the grill, and amazing homemade cakes and desserts. Our modern and trendy bar offers beers from around the world with a great selection of wines, spirits, brandies and our freshly made cocktails. 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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Newton Le Willows, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

the resturant was very busy on Saturday evening , but we were soon seated and served . The food was very good . We had been warned that the portions were generous so we shared the starter the main meal of beef fillet on a skewer was excellent . Will return

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Northwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

My wife and I went to the village and asked about booking a table for the following evening and we were told we did not have to. When we arrived the following evening we were told that there would be a wait of about fifteen to twenty minutes, this was not a problem but the fact that two other couples... More

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Glenrothes, Scotland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

The Village Inn serves standard pub fare of a reasonable quality and price. However, the portion sizes are huge which is both wasteful and off-putting. It wasn't just our party who thought so, as we heard other diners say the same. Service was friendly and efficient, although because it was busy that evening we had to wait some time for... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We came here on our first day and sat in the conservatory area for breakfast. The food was delicious and locally sourced. Our waiter was great and the decor is gorgeous. We returned the following night for drinks with another couple and the atmosphere was bustling! Quite expensive for drinks, at £18 for two double gin and tonics.

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queensheadtroutbeck, Manager at Village Inn, responded to this review

Thank you lauren_corina for your lovely review. I am delighted to read how much you enjoyed your breakfast. Sitting by the window, watching the world go by over breakfast is our idea of heaven - especially when the sun is out! We offer a very large selection of spirits, including gins in order to ensure there is something for everyone's... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Ate at the Village Inn tonight. Service was great, not too long a wait for food, good cocktail menu, fair prices and the food is to die for. I had the hanging kebab (fillet beef) - highly recommended! Eat here!!

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queensheadtroutbeck, Manager at Village Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your great comments. I am delighted to hear how much you enjoyed the service, food and cocktails! We hope to see you again soon! More

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Looked at eating here Sunday staff not very helpful as if we were an inconvenience. Returned Monday, told bit of a wait for restaurant so we decided to eat in the bar area. A little disappointed to see people being seated within minutes of requesting a table. The chef changed our views as the food was great and the steak... More

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queensheadtroutbeck, Manager at Village Inn, responded to this review

I am very sorry to hear that you felt that the staff were not helpful. We spend a lot of time training all of our staff, and always find them to go out of their way to help customers. Therefore, I am very saddened to learn that this was not your experience, and I will be bringing it up at... More

cumbria
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Had a gorgeous meal, steak was perfectly cooked, had a little wait but we hadn't booked and it was quite busy so didn't mind at all, staff were very professional and polite.

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queensheadtroutbeck, Manager at Village Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review! I will pass it on to all of the team. We hope to welcome you back again soon! More

West Lothian
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We ate here with friends whilst staying in Windermere for a couple of days. We were unable to book a table not sure why we were just advised that they could not take a booking for 4, but were told it should be ok to turn up. When we arrived in the evening we were unable to get a table... More

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queensheadtroutbeck, Manager at Village Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments. I am delighted by how much you enjoyed your visit to the Village Inn - so much that you came back! We don't take reservations for parties of less than 8, instead we operate a waiting list for tables in the restaurant. We find that this minimises overall waiting time for everyone as there... More

Cumbria, UK
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Came here mid week for a family birthday meal. The food was good although a little on the pricey side, I had 10oz sirloin which was £21.50. It was well cooked but only came with just four little tomatoes, about six button mushrooms and a small imitation chip fryer basket with chips. Others had a an extra garnish of parsley.... More

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queensheadtroutbeck, Manager at Village Inn, responded to this review

I thank you for taking the time to leave your comments following your recent visit. Can I please ask you to contact us directly in order to supply some more information. We take all complaints very seriously which is why we conduct an investigation for every one and strive to put in safeguards to prevent it from happening again. With... More

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Fantastic service and lovely food. My wife and I enjoyed our meal here this evening. Great steak! Great, polite and attentive service. Keep up the good work, our second visit.

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queensheadtroutbeck, Manager at Village Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your fantastic feedback following your recent visit. I will pass your wonderful comments on to all the team as it is just the 'pat on the back' that is always needed! We look forward to welcoming you back once more! More

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Additional Information about Village Inn

Address: St Martin's Hill | Lake Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3DE, England
Phone Number: +44 15394 43731
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Bowness-on-Windermere
Average Prices: USD 13 - 24
Cuisine: British, Bar, Grill, Family Fare

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