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The Old John Peel Inn

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Rayrigg Road | Bowness-on-Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3BZ, England
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had dinner on our first night in bowness here and compared to other places, it was quite disappointing. Food seemed to be served very quickly and looked as if it had just been warmed up. Nice enough but there are better places.

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Thank LJ-Ainger
Manchester, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called in a couple of times during our recent rainy stay. Greeted by a roaring log fire. Pleasant welcome. reasonably priced drinks and large portioned food. The kids meal we ordered would have filled a full grow adult. It's not gourmet cuisine, but it certainly filled you up. They did a nice mulled wine and cake for a good price... More 

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Thank webby34
Bury, United Kingdom
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274 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped here for lunch whilst visiting Bowness. Nothing much to shout about from the outside, but nice and welcoming inside with an open fire. Usual pub menu, with sandwiches, baked potatoes and hot meals. I had the steak and ale pie with fresh veg whilst the others had baked potato. Nice food, reasonable price, considering the area, and served promptly.

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Thank David H
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

Visited last friday evening for a couple of drinks and food which were good and served by friendly welcoming staff.there was an open fire but the seats near it were already taken! A comfortable traditional pub.

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Thank Barbara D
Manchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

Well what can i say the chef Served us a mixed grill The only thing wrong Was the lamb chop was off Stank the pyb out. How can a chef not tell he Had cooked a lamb chop that So bad the whole pub could smell it so so poor Got my money back Will deffo not be going Back... More 

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Cumbria
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218 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

I have never been to the John Peel but decided to call in at lunchtime. We had a tuna pasta bake and a stack burger. Really good hot homemade food. I'm not a fan of garnish or the sweetcorn in the bake but other than that the food was first class. Nice surroundings - would call again!

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Thank Kazza9173
Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016

Boxing Day evening and looking for a bite to eat, barmaid was lovely and suggested a seat by the fire. Nothing fancy on the menu but well cooked and plenty of it.

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Thank sisterbliss1
Billingham, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016 via mobile

I've been coming to bowness for many years. And I've always walked past the old john peel. Up until few days ago when went away for my birthday with my partner and my daughter. Popped in on way back to lodge, and it's lovely inside. Very welcoming and friendly, lovely mulled wine and mince pie. The traditional ales are nice... More 

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

Currently enjoying a cosy visit with a pint in hand. Nice and friendly with plenty of seating. Just the ticket after a day if walking in bones.

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Thank KRwatching
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016 via mobile

We visited over the weekend was good that they accepted dogs. Was great food and reasonable price. Only thing that let the place down was the lady behind the bar with blue hair was very rude and had bad customer service.

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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
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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
Description
Postcode - LA23 3BZ

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