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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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Northwich, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had 2 meals here one Sunday night and one on Tuesday night, both were excellent and staff were very friendly and efficient, place was tastefully decorated for Christmas only problem if you could call it a problem was too much food and as it was delicious it was hard to leave any..

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Thank JOHN P
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What a fab set up last night Beautifully decorated for Christmas. Great champagne meal. Love this place when we come up to lakes we always visit here such warm ambiance. My only gripe would be that the screen at the back of my head with the specials on resulted in diners glaring constantly. At first I was wondering why so... More 

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haydock
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

we,ve eaten here on several occasions,had my mums 80th birthday meal here never had a problem,the staff really make us feel welcome with our small dog.ive popped in on several occasions just for a drink and always been made welcome.in winter its a nice quiet place to unwind with a drink sat in front of fire the dog thinks so... More 

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Thank andrew m
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We came for dinner on Wednesday, we didn't know what to expect. We were greeted promptly and shown to a choice of tables. Each table was moderately sized with a rather large tree/table decoration which we quickly put on the floor to give space. The decor was very silver with large Buddha statues and large mirrored vases. Coupled with blue... More 

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Thank Gareth B
Management response:

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your visit to The Village. I am pleased you enjoyed it and look forward to welcoming you again when you are next in the area. We are currently in the process of updating our menu and planning on including some smaller dishes so maybe next time you visit you... More 

Coventry, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have visited the Village Inn on numerous occasions most recently this weekend whilst on a weekend break with family and our dogs. The staff couldn't have been more helpful and the food was lovely as usual. Love the food in this place so much we returned the following day for lunch. Can't wait to return on my next visit... More 

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Thank Anslad15
Management response:

Thank you for taking the time to review the Village Inn. We really appreciate having a positive review, our staff who work very hard to make sure our customers enjoy their visit and they love to get feedback (especially when it is so generous). We look forward to welcoming you again on your next visit to the lakes. More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is my favourite place to have a drink in windermere, it's beautifully decorated and cosy especially if your lucky enough to get a seat by the real wood fire!

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Thank Alison S
Management response:

Thank you for taking the time to comment on your visit to The Village. Your comments are very much appreciated by us all, especially by our staff who work very hard to make sure our customers enjoy their visit. We look forward to welcoming you again when you are next in the area. More 

Macclesfield
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a lovely place. Went went for breakfast twice and then for tea once. Advanced booking may be required. Breakfast wad amazing the staff are lovely and work hard. Very clean, I had a burger and my other half hanging kebab. Garlic bread for starter and tomatoe soup was to die for. Food arrived hot and we'll presented! Thank you!!Only... More 

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Thank Sophie F
Management response:

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We really appreciate feedback from our customers and pass on all comments to our staff. I am so pleased you enjoyed your visit and of course the food. When you next visit, please ask for the extra unwanted table decorations to be moved, that will give you more space. We... More 

Sweden
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was "a touch of class" kind of place. Everything from the decorations, the staff and the food to the view - if you had the fortune to get a table by the windows (or close to them) facing the lake. The only thing keeping us from giving it five points, is that it is on the expensive side (or... More 

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Thank to_experience_new
Management response:

Thank you for taking the time review The Village. Your comments are important to us and appreciated by our staff who work very hard to make sure our customers enjoy their visit. Our portions are not small and I think you will find that for the quality (all our food is freshly prepared) the food is not expensive. I hope... More 

Exmouth, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When you are in such an iconic area as The Lakes and a beautiful place such as Bowness-on-Windermere you need to find a great place for lunch. Well, we did and it was the Village Inn, a great looking building which didn't disappoint when we went in. Great atmosphere, fantastic service and above all really good food. Highly recommend this... More 

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Thank Kim C
Management response:

Thank you for taking the time to post a review on The Village. Your comments are very much appreciated by us all, especially by our staff who work very hard to make sure our customers enjoy their visit. I hope you will call again when you are next in the area. More 

Blyth, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Last night 12 of us went out for food at the Village in. The place itself was really lovely and very comfortable. We had a tabled booked for 8pm. We sat down at about 8:10pm. The waiters took our orders about 10minutes later when everyone decided what they would have. The Staff were very friendly and helpful, not one of... More 

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Thank Sarah M S
Management response:

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of the Village Inn. Our staff really appreciate receiving good feedback on their service and I will pass on your comments regarding this and the food. We hope to see you again in the future, and I will take on board your comments regarding the volume of the music. More 

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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 - $32
Cuisine
Bar, British, Grill, Gluten Free Options
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
Families with children, Kids, Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?