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The Spinnery

Kendal Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3EJ , England
015394 42756
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Congleton, Cheshire
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The choices on the set menu were very good and we had a lovely meal. The waitresses were very helpful as there are certain ingredients I can't eat. I had 2 courses and my husband had 3. The courses were a good size and well cooked. I had Salad Nicoise followed by Beef Bourguignon. The beef was beautifully cooked and... More

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Trying to get a meal in the lake district can be hit and miss, either expensive or bad food. The spinnery is your standard pub lunch affair, no frills, middle of the road prices, and quick with the food. Our party consisted of 6 people, 4 adults and 2 children. The children are picky, and one adult is a veggie,... More

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gwynedd
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Atmosphere not very good looks shabby and dirty if your a big eater avoid like the plague I had 2 small new potatoes one whole potato cut into 4 roasted 2 floret yes of broccoli a dessert spoon of cabbage and carrots the only good thing was the lamb, also they only sell bottle larger defo give this a miss... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The meal was ok....but not the best, little things like fresh fruit meringue came with clearly tinned fruit, flat coke etc. probably wouldn't rush back

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My husband and children stopped here for dinner on a recent visit to the Lake District. My husband asked for his chips well done and when they arrived they were barely cooked. When the waitress came to ask if all was ok and my husband said it wasn't she just pulled a face and offered no apology. Generally food was... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We arrived in Bowness on the 29th and was looking for a nice place too sit and relax for food and we wasn't disappointed. The place is full of character which is a great touch, the staff are amazingly welcoming and helpful. My partner had the duck which he said was the best duck and sauce he'd had and I... More

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England
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We dined as a family (of four adults) having selected the restaurant purely on the basis of its quaint external appearance and interesting but not challenging menu. We ate in the atmospheric upstairs dining room with a view down the street into Bowness. The service was attentive and efficient, and our meal proceeded at an appropriate pace. The food was... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

I visited the Spinnery with my partner for dinner, however what we experienced was enough to put many off from eating out ever again. We ordered a terrine starter which was horrible, the chef must have forgotten his salt n pepper when making it. For mains we ordered lamb shank and a burger. The burger looked as if it had... More

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Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Also string in the turkey sandwich. To be fair, the owner offered drinks on the house due to the 45 minute wait for a sandwich

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

Found the Spinnery whilst out searching for a Sunday roast. Was very good value. £7.95 each.We both had a roast, lamb and beef and we were really pleased. Large portions and piping hot. Waitress was lovely and welcoming. The decor is a bit dated so if your looking for modern this isn't the place. We just thought it was in... More

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