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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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Whitby, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Visited this Inn twice for food, both times it was excellent, the service was good and the surroundings excellent. A well run establishment with the food and drink mat good prices.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Like a business owner I know what is mean TripAdvisor so tăiș review is a must:here we go, been here for the first time on a busy saturday night with my wife for a romantic escape în lakes and I ve meet a foreign Girl at The door we ve asked her for a table she said Will be a... More

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queensheadtroutbeck, Manager at Village Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely message, I hope you and your wife had a lovely, romantic weekend break. We take on board your comments about extra staff as unfortunately we have a large number of staff who have recently taken unwell, some of which are long-term sicknesses which has had an impact on the business. I am delighted by how... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

We stayed in Bowness on Windemere for a week and spent most days having a drink and a few meals in The Village Inn. We were made so welcome with our two dogs, my husband had the T bone steak one night. I must say it was massive and so, so tender. The cream of the crop was the Tandoori... More

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Chester-le-Street
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60 reviews 60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This place is a pub and restaurant. The decor is very modern and the bar area is quite large with a big alfresco area. The bar gets quite busy at the weekends as it's a lot trendier than your normal Lakes pub. The restaurant is very nice and our meal was very nice, the staff were eager to help but... More

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Kalkan, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We were at a caravan site in Bowness with our Motor Home, for a 4 night break and decided to eat out twice. On the first evening we looked at the menus at the various Restaurants in Bowness, ready to eat out the following evening. Funnily enough we didn't see The Village Inn until the following evening and the menu... More

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Went to you're city in a buisiness trip and heart of this restaurant from an old friend. This got to be the best food and service we've had in a long time. P.S. 1: I manage to sign a wonderfull contract probably because of the warm ambiance and lovely staff. P.S.2 Helen was really friendly and helpfull. Thank you for... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I visited the restaurant on a Saturday night with some friends..It was little crowded but we were met by someone from the staff nice foreign girl think. She said that currently does not have a table available but if you wait a bit in the lounge and drink something she will led us to a table. We didn't expect more... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We had been for drinks the previous night and loved the décor and setting. Unfortunately the food was not as we would have expected for such a lovely place. We went for Sunday lunch which was £14.95 for one course and was truly awful. I am aware that vegetables are commonly cooked Al Dente but these were raw!!!! A nice... More

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queensheadtroutbeck, Manager at Village Inn, responded to this review

I am very saddened by your review as our Sunday lunch is very popular, and having just finished a plate myself, I really do think the kitchen excel on this dish. The beef is Hereford beef, which is of excellent quality. We have recently taken on a new chef who we did find was cooking his veg al dente to... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Visited the village in as the barmaid in another pub recommended it. She must have had a good laugh, still expecting someone to jump out with a camera and explain it was a set up. Nice interior a lot of money has been spent on it, but the food and drinks..... wow. I've never had a burger on ciabatta a... More

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queensheadtroutbeck, Manager at Village Inn, responded to this review

I find your comments about drinking petrol rather offensive. We do try to offer a wide range of premium lagers, and a lager shandy is actually £3.90. For anybody to compare supermarket prices and produce to that of a pub strikes me as an uneducated comment. I can assure you that if we could buy beer and make the profit... More

Ripley, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We visited the Village Inn on a one night visit to Bowness. We had to wait 45 minutes for a table as it was extremely busy. However the bar area is very nice, with comfortable seating. Dogs are welcome in this area. We went through for our meal. For starters I ordered the Crayfish and my husband had Whitebait. The... More

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queensheadtroutbeck, Manager at Village Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment. The peppercorn sauce is made to please everyone, not just one individual. It is served as an accompaniment - the price of the dish reflect the quality of the steak used, the sauce is not part of the cost. We source all of our steak locally and are proud to be one of the few... 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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