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The Old John Peel Inn

Rayrigg Road | Bowness-on-Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3BZ, England
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good34%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
Travelers talk about
“lamb stew” (18 reviews)
“mixed grill” (7 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Rayrigg Road | Bowness-on-Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3BZ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here on recommendation from a friend. The food was about 50% cheaper than other pubs in Bowness. A traditional pub. Clean & friendly staff. The meals were lovely though not a massive portion so we had a pudding too. Still cheaper than the...More

Thank Anton B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just arrived in Bowness, we were looking for something simply to eat, so decided for fish and chips. First you order and pay, then you wait.... and wait... and ... wait. we were wondering if they were gone fishing our haddock... but when asked, it...More

Thank 737gio
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called in for fish & chips but OM Goodness, it was so big and 'really hot' nothing can beat hot food. Enjoyed it so much went back next day for more (absolutely massive piece of fish) but also asked for the Wedges with Chilli starter.................that...More

Thank smore2n
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just had the chilli and chips and garlic bread as a snack, wow the chilli was lovely, friendly barstaff! Little old worldy pub

Thank jonnyboy1110
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Called in Saturday, always looked at this pub as walking past but never been in in the last 18 years of visiting Bowness .. what a mistake. Lovely pub, welcoming staff good prices, and much bigger than I thought. Clean and tidy, throughout .Spent a...More

Thank Kirsty727
Reviewed May 8, 2018

nice pub left how they should be...beautiful hop square lighting in back room ...glad to see original features and not yuppied up ..loved it

Thank natasha759
Reviewed May 6, 2018

called in for a drink friendly welcome viewed the menu and specials returned the following night for food different member of staff found food a little over cooked meat tough and chips dry wasn't asked how we had found the meals

Thank SGManns0808
Reviewed April 8, 2018

nice meals we always pay them a visit while we are in Bowness. The drinks are resonable priced. We ordered 2 8oz sirloin steaks on a sizzler it was lovely just how i like it cooked medium and my husbands well done. we both enjoyed...More

Thank Milnsy79
Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

Centrally located pub close to the Magic roundabout. The bar and lounge area is quite cosy (interpret as small) but not many local beers to choose from. Had the beef and ale pie which was cooked in an individual dish with a nice gravy and...More

Thank Ian C
Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

A nice old fashions pub food was nice a little disappointed with the customer service as no-one actually spoke to us but didn't realise people could take there dogs into this pub I didn't like this my husband has an allergy to certain animal hair...More

Thank Connie R
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margaret s
February 11, 2018|
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Response from doreen_dunmore | Reviewed this property |
I'm pretty sure their menu comes with gluten free symbols against some options. Give them a call to confirm.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rayrigg Road | Bowness-on-Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3BZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Bowness-on-Windermere
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Postcode - LA23 3BZ
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