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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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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
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Bar, British, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
St Martin's Hill | Lake Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3DE, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had walked past this place the day before and dismissed it, based on the outside and signage, but then we looked inside and noticed it looked a lot nicer inside. We weren’t disappointed. The decor was nice, and a little quirky, almost Mediterranean in...More

Thank clh333
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sat outside while weather was nice with our dog. Although they do allow dogs inside. We shared gluten free fish chips and mushy peas. What a treat it was fabulous a lot for one person just enough for 2 definitely recommend plus very responsible price

Thank Conhan67
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Met up with friends for drinks. Place was very clean and lots going on. Good choice of beers if a bit expensive.

Thank Geoffrey65
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not very nice from the outside but step inside and it's beautiful, very elegant and modern and just wonderful. Had a hanging chicken kebab with chips and other sides which was lovely, husband had fish and chips and enjoyed, I have to say they were...More

Thank nicky w
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very nice restaurant that has both indoor and outdoor seating 5 minutes walk from the port. We had a lunch for 6 (2 adults and 4 kids) with coffee ( just water ) cost about £58 The food was very nice. The kids requested...More

Thank KiwiStevefromSW15
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice restaurant with friendly staff. Food was great, especially the baked camembert. Really busy and bustling venue. Would definitely visit again when in Bowness

Thank Jeremy H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dined here whilst staying in a hotel near by. Fantastic food, better than the food we had the night before in our hotel which has a rosette!! Amazing service and tasty cocktails, one of the best places we have dined in the lakes and will...More

Thank Colin2119
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have a cooked breakfast here every time we are in the lakes. The staff are really attentive and the food is really good quality. We had to wait a while to be served but that was only because it was busy which shows how...More

Thank Carol H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fab food and cocktails. Menu isn’t big but there is enough to choose from. The staff are very friendly and helpful. And there Gin is brilliant .

Thank Rmontgx
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A good choice of meals available which will appeal to a variety of tastes although all of the party thought the calamari was superb especially with the sweet chilli dip. The staff are friendly and the service was excellent.

Thank David23338
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Christine K
April 4, 2018|
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Response from Carol H | Reviewed this property |
They don’t have a car park only a couple of spaces outside on the road which are hard to get. There are 2 public car parks within walking distance. One is a short stay pay and display on Glebe Road by the lake - Up to 1 hr... More
Elaine I
November 22, 2017|
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Response from pangalactic_1 | Reviewed this property |
It was fine for lunch at the beginning of November, and they were serving a large group in a separate room at the time, as well as quite a few tables in the main room.
Barry N
October 21, 2017|
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Response from aw1812 | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think so - but you could always ring the restaurant and ask?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $35
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 12:00 AM
8:30 AM - 12:00 AM
8:30 AM - 12:00 AM
8:30 AM - 12:00 AM
8:30 AM - 12:00 AM
8:30 AM - 12:00 AM
8:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: St Martin's Hill | Lake Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3DE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Bowness-on-Windermere
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 43731
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The Village Inn is one of Bowness-on-Windermere's most popular bars, situated just seconds from the shores of Lake Windermere and is open daily from 10am until late, serving fresh, locally sourced produce, with homemade pasta dishes and creations from the grill, a speciality. The bar offers a wide range of real ales and an excellent selection of vodkas, beers, brandies, and an extensive wine list with 50 wines from around the globe. In the summer, the Village Inn also launched a new range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails, which have proved especially popular, in addition to new outside furniture and heaters. 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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