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Rayrigg Road | Bowness-on-Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere, England
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: Postcode - LA23 3BZ

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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great little traditional pub, lovely food. Very friendly staff.

We all enjoyed our food today. Served by friendly staff. My mum enjoyed her lamb stew. We had the Cajun chicken. A great afternoon spent in this lovely pub. The music was very good too. Not to be missed.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Epsom, United Kingdom
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Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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120 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Epsom, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

We all enjoyed our food today. Served by friendly staff. My mum enjoyed her lamb stew. We had the Cajun chicken. A great afternoon spent in this lovely pub. The music was very good too. Not to be missed.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This is an old-fashioned pub with no airs and graces,just friendly staff,a roaring fire ,and superb food.My husband said the gammon was the best he had tasted for a long time,and I had the home-made lamb stew which was delicious...and the prices were very reasonable.I also really liked the fact that it was not at all touristy...hard to come by... More 

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

My family of two adults, two teens and a dog often go here for a meal, it is a place we know the dog is welcome and the food is good. Just your typical pub grub, with a wide choice on the menu and has always been ok never really had a bad meal. One criticism is the plates they... More 

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Merseyside
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

JUst outside the hustle and bustle of the town on two levels. Keeps a good cellar and food was sensibly priced and decent quality and portions. Real ale was well served with clean glasses and correct measures. A nice relief from the touristy places around the area.

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Manchester
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43 reviews 43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Worth a visit when in this area especially for food, we had a few drinks here too. The steak pudding is especially nice accompanied by a good portion of veg and chips. Staff nice too. Whilst I appreciate the area is dog friendly this pub had a visit from quite a few which if you have a allergy this can... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

If your on a short brake and after an authentic home cooked pub grub this is the place to come. A lot of the other places in Windermere play on the fact it's tourists and charge inflated prices for poor food. The John peel is good value and excellent food friendly staff. Try and finish the gammon steak a full... More 

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Driffield, United Kingdom
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152 reviews 152 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Had a meal here on Sunday afternoon and while their was nothing to complain about it was nothing special either. Bog standard pub grub in a bog standard pub. Would try elsewhere next time.

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Horwich, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

After a little walk around Lake Windermere both me and my partner decided an afternoon beverage would be nice. This place was lovely and I'm glad we decided to pop in. The bar staff were kind, courteous and very welcoming. I think next time we will give enough time to grab some of that delicious smelling food!

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Ely, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Nothing special here. It's not a complex menu and is just standard pub grub. The one thing I did want, the T-bone, they were out of. If your in the area and you come across it why not, but I wouldn't search it out.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

The old John peel in Bowness on Windermere . Spending a few days in the Lake District with my friend , we were looking for somewhere to have a home cooked meal without spending a fortune . We were obviously standing looking rather perplexed unable to come to a decision about choosing between said inn and a restaurant next to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rayrigg Road | Bowness-on-Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Bowness-on-Windermere

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

Description

Postcode - LA23 3BZ
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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