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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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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • 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 yesterday

My daughter and I went for lunch today. Sat in lovely comfortable seats by the window to people watch whilst we had our food. We opted for a fish finger sandwich, and Cajun chicken sandwich . Both came with homemade chips and a small pot...More

Thank jillmccarthy2017
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We ventured in on a sunny day with my wife attempting to feed a grumpy and hungry baby. Going for the lunch menu, we wanted something light; I went for the chip butty and my wife opted for the halloumi fries. We both thoroughly enjoyed....More

Thank travellinglights
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place is perfect if you would like to treat yourself for a bit nicer dinner (or lunch). Highly recommend to try halloumi "fish and chips". We would travel 20miles so we could eat it! Portions are very big and one portion is definitely enough...More

Thank FoxyVibes
Reviewed 4 days ago

Called into have a few drinks because this was always the best place to drink and be seen in Bowness a few years ago. Meet by a surly young barman who served us a overpriced drinks.Certainly will not be calling in there again to spend...More

1  Thank Graders2014
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Excellent outside patio to rest, eat and watch the people. We were only here for a light lunch and split the Caesar Salad which was enough. Atmosphere inside and out is causal. You order at the bar inside get your number and locate a table....More

Thank CDM49
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very nice clean bar but very over priced compared to the other bars around Bo'ness very nice outside area

Thank Jonathan B
DCheadoffice, Owner at Village Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review - drinks prices are in line with most of the other bars and a lot cheaper in comparison to the recently opened new bars in the area.

Reviewed 5 days ago

Been a few times after a great find a few years back. Lovely and clean with great staff. Food oh my. the menu is big. Hard to decide. Twice iv'e been iv'e had hanging kebab I would recommend this. Also they have daily specials on....More

Thank Jacqui G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been to this place before Service was ok but tonite was terrible Got showed our seating after a reasonable wait and was left there for a good while like 20-30 mins No one came to us unless summoned! Restaurant was not busy Ordered from menu...More

Thank Jane W
DCheadoffice, Owner at Village Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review. Orders at the Village come from all areas of the restaurant and only when the orders go to the kitchen do we know if they are still available. I can only apologise.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here twice on our stay, and had outstanding food the twice. The service was slightly better the first time than the second time, but only because we didn't get our drinks until I had to prompt them, and even then didn't get them until...More

Thank Steve G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time I have visited this place despite regularly visiting Bowness. Great place to go for something to eat. Large outdoor dining area with comfy chairs and decent high tables. All look fairly new. Excellent food especially the hanging kebabs. Great friendly staff and good...More

Thank Kerry R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $33
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, Romantic, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar scene, 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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