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Royal Square | Bowness on Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3DB, England
+44 15394 44846
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Whitby, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good awareness of gluten intolerance, gluten free chips, also offered fish but I only needed a light lunch. My daughter enjoyed a children's portion of fish and chips. Shame about the stench of chinese food from the place nextdoor blowing into the chip shop, The chinese needs to sort that out, it was awful!

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Thank liz w
TheLakesWaterTiger, Front Office Manager at Vinegar Jones, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the wonderful review regarding our gluten free awareness and your enjoyment of our food. Paul has made it his mission to provide the current allergen free food and worked hard on sourcing products, learning procedures and training the team. We take allergen and all dietary requirements seriously. We hope you visit again, apologies for the... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All I can summarise is that my fish and chips were absolute perfection! I'd been craving chip shop chips for the past few weeks and had gone to one of my local one and bought chips that were luke warm and dry in texture..... they went straight in the bin! The fish and chips from Vinegar Jones, were fresh, crispy... More 

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Thank Sarwat K
TheLakesWaterTiger, Front Office Manager at Vinegar Jones, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the amazing review. Sometime there is only a fish and chip meal to really hit the spot and satisfy that craving. So pleased you found ours to be "absolute perfection". When the craving starts again you know where we are and are pleased to serve. Vinegar Jones establishing tradition of the Great British Chippy. More 

tadley
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having just got off the boat and facing a long uphill walk back to the hotel we were invited in by the smell of proper fish and chips, we weren't dissapointed, we sat with our chips and fizzy drink out in the sunshine ..what more could you ask for

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Thank TadleyKatie
TheLakesWaterTiger, Front Office Manager at Vinegar Jones, responded to this review

We would reply nothing - nothing better than chippy takeaway alfresco, proper holiday treat. So pleased you enjoyed your meal and hope that that enticing smell of "proper" fish and chips brings you back for a return visit. Vinegar Jones establishing tradition of the Great British Chippy. More 

Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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203 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It has improved since the last time we visited. It has a good website. Couldn't find the opening times on it though and walked past the shop while it was closed and still couldn't see any opening times . Anyway we went at teatime and I had scampi and chips and peas. For a takeaway I thought it was v... More 

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Thank annie792
TheLakesWaterTiger, Front Office Manager at Vinegar Jones, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the lovely review. Our opening times do change and as we are updating the website at the moment, the data is not as clear as it should be. We try to keep updated times on Fbook as we are in the interim period before the website is completed. At the moment we open 11.30 -... More 

St Helens, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed April 19, 2017

we ate here one night really good reasonably price fish and chips you could eat in or take away. Very clean staff very nice

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Thank happy13524
TheLakesWaterTiger, Front Office Manager at Vinegar Jones, responded to this review

We are glad you were happy to eat here. We truly appreciate the time taken in writing a review and this is a thank you to you and the rest of the TripAdvisor community. Thank you for the comments regarding price, quality of food, the team and the premises. We hope that you will return the next time you are... More 

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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed April 19, 2017

The fish had a lovely crispy batter the chips could have been saltier but were pretty good too. A nice take away.

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Thank Hanykha
TheLakesWaterTiger, Front Office Manager at Vinegar Jones, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are restricted to serving the fish that has been landed and yes, sometimes there is only haddock, sometimes cod and sometimes we do serve a choice. So pleased you enjoyed the crispy batter that is Paul's own secret recipe. Hope to see you again. Vinegar Jones establishing tradition of the Great British Chippy. More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed April 12, 2017 via mobile

Had a top notch meal of fish n chips with mushy peas - a brilliant end to a lovely day out in the Lakes. The fish was delicious with thin, crispy batter and the chips were not greasy at all. We sat upstairs and it was spotless.This place is an old favourite and always delivers. Love it!

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Thank Daytripper125
TheLakesWaterTiger, Front Office Manager at Vinegar Jones, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this wonderful review. So pleased that as a returning customer you find our standard is always good. This is the main reasons the family and the team take pride in our good and the presentation of the premises, we are especially delighted with your "spotless" remark. Thank you again. Vinegar Jones establishing tradition of the... More 

norfolk uk
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed April 11, 2017

After another long day out on our holiday in the Lakes we wanted a quick meal on our way back to our cottage . Fish and chips were needed and we didn't have to look far as we stopped off in Bowness-on -Windermere . We came across Vinegar Jones and ordered our fish and chips and decided to eat in... More 

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Thank jan5norfolkuk
TheLakesWaterTiger, Front Office Manager at Vinegar Jones, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your enjoyable review. The Team are delighted that we were a welcome break from exploring this beautiful area. Many thanks for your recommendation and we look forward to welcoming you back. Vinegar Jones establishing tradition of the Great British Chippy. More 

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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 6, 2017 via mobile

Had a fantastic lunch of the freshest fish and chips, which was also gluten free and accompanied by fab mushy peas. Well worth a visit.

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Thank Gerri O
TheLakesWaterTiger, Front Office Manager at Vinegar Jones, responded to this review

Wonderful review, thank you so much. We are delighted you enjoyed our GF fish and chips and hope you call back soon. Vinegar Jones establishing tradition of the Great British Chippy. More 

Spalding, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed April 5, 2017

Came here because had read online they do gluten free fish and chips. You order and pay for your meal and then they bring it. I had ordered two teas they didn't arrive with the meal. We ate the meal gasping for a drink. The fish and chips themselves were very good especially considering they are gluten free. Personally we... More 

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Thank N00kie
TheLakesWaterTiger, Front Office Manager at Vinegar Jones, responded to this review

Many apologies for the late arrival of the tea. We have had a continuing problem with our hot drinks machine, causing chaos and disappointment all round. We have a brand new 2017, bean to cup, tea bags only machine on order, delivery within three weeks. So please be patient Trip Advisors, sometimes there is a delay on tea made by... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Fast Food, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Royal Square | Bowness on Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3DB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Bowness-on-Windermere
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 44846
Description
Traditional British fish and chip takeaway with eat in facility. Butcher Shop pies, sausages and burgers. Vegetarian, Halal and Gluten free meals available. Fresh fish and potatoes prepared in house. Watch your meal being prepared. Family owned and run. Free wifi, hot drinks machine and bathroom facilities.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?