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Village Inn

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Grill
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St Martin's Hill | Lake Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3DE, England
+44 15394 43731
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8:30 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 12:00 am
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Enjoyed a visit to the Village Inn with a close friend and her young family. Food was lovely and the attention given by Alan to the children in our party made our visit the Strawberry ice cream was a hit too :-)

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Thank Leanne G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went today and it was lovely. The food was superb and staff friendly especially alan who was great with our children.

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Thank missthj
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We called in for a couple of drinks not expecting it to be our thing. . Beautifully designed games on each table was quiet when we were in but the barman was great advising what drinks are best .. wud love to go again in the summer

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Thank Sharon V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The ham shank is absolutely beautiful and my partner thoroughly enjoyed the duck legs! Beautiful flavours and cooked to perfection!! The banoffee pie and baileys cheese cake of the day was amazing!! Will definitely be returning and spreading the word about the food!! Not forgetting the price which is extremely affordable and fair for the portion size and quality!!

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Thank Christa B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Would highly recommend this place, I had the burger and my partner had the hanging skewer. The whole meal was perfect after a long days walking. Good selection of ales to for the ale drinker.

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Thank Daveroo180
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Really tasty food and great value for money. Fast service despite a large group in at the same time. Would recommend the halloumi fish and chips!!

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Thank StephanieBray
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here on two different occasions and both were great. The first time we just had drinks the second time we also had food. The staff were friendly and polite! Food was excellent and not small portions 100% value for money! Will be going back.

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Thank Kayley G
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Me, my partner and some of my partners family stayed in a cottage in the lakes for a week back in July/August and came into Windermere early one morning as we had got in too late a day or two earlier and couldn't get a car parking space. As we were so early we needed to find somewhere to get... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for breakfast and waited 15 minutes to be offered a drink even though there there were only two other couples seated. Took 1 hour to get a very basic over cooked expensive breakfast. Would never go back.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice setting and decor and the service was swift. Breakfast was ok, bacon a little dry and they were happy to swap fried eggs for scrambled, which were delicious.

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Thank Cathy B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $31
Cuisine
Bar, British, Grill
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children, Romantic, Kids, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday
8:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
8:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
8:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
8:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
8:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
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
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?