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Royal Oak Inn

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Brantfell Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3EG, England
+44 15394 43970
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

courteous staff, dog friendly, a roaring log fire with cosy seating varied choice of bar type meals just off the main drag

Thank Stephen M
Warrington, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food, staff and beer. All round a great pub. What you see is what you get. Also gluten free options!

Thank Megan P
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My boyfriend brought me here for the weekend and I must say it was lovely. Cannot say a wrong word about the place. We were greeted cheerfully on arrival and given tons of information so we knew exactly what we were doing and expecting. Our room was marvellous, they even upgraded us to en suite for free! The room was... More 

Thank Charlotte C
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What a lovely and friendly place. Had a quick pit stop at the royal oak inn one of Heritage pub crawl pubs Nice cold beer

Thank IlzeMoller
Alesund, Norway
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162 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Meeting some friends, needed a good local solution. Only just 200 yards away from our hotel this was a great choice, good food, great service, Thanks.

Thank Neil03091947
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, open fire, pool table, juke box, excellent selection of beers what can go wrong when cold in Bowness on Windermere

Thank MrPTring
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being right opposite the hotel we were staying in, we couldn't not visit the Royal Oak Inn!! We only had drinks, but the staff were friendly and the pub was clean and spacious. We did take a look at the menu, and there was a variety of dishes to order, and looking at the food being brought to other people's... More 

Thank Clare_and_Paul_123
Preston, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here, just me and my boyfriend in an en suite bedroom. When we arrived there happened to be a leak in the ceiling dripping onto the bed, but unfortunately couldn't get a plumber in until the morning after. We had to sleep with the bed pulled away to allow it to drip into the bucket (THESE THINGS HAPPEN). The... More 

Thank LPFF
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Comfy bed - great cooked to order breakfast - Sunday Roast was top quality. Friendly staff what more could you ask for. And as a bonus the sun shone.

Thank Pipskydog
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The rooms were dusty. The vegetable sausages were nearly cold. Service was slow and the beer was everpriced. Not as good as they like to make out.

Thank Jerry S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Brantfell Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3EG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Bowness-on-Windermere
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 43970
Tel: 015394 42970

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?