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Kendal Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3EJ , England
015394 42756
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

We were looking for somewhere to grab lunch, on bank holiday sunday ,& happened on this wonderfully quaint little spot. Quite quirky looking , but it is 17th c , lol... but very pleasant staff, an pretty good food too, but the star of the show undoubtedly was the Old peculiar steak pie !!!! just fantasic ! huge chunks of... More 

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Radcliffe, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Called in after a day out and the service was great. Easily accommodated a group of 8 with no prior notice. Would call again.

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cleveland
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Called for lunch today as from outside it looked lovely, don't be mislead. We ordered a bottle of lager and a Diet Coke, plus two burgers. Firstly the Coke was flat but worst of all, when the burgers arrived they were raw in the middle. I told the waitress who said " they are cooked, it's just the paprika that... More 

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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

We called here for dinner. Very nice atmosphere a great selection on the menu would suite most tastes.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

First day at the lakes and the sun was out and we found this pub where we could sit outside. Lovely staff, good food with reasonable prices. Recommended!

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Thank Ghostsmut
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

Amazing first day in the lakes and we come across this lovely little pub. staff and new manager really friendly and they serve cabbage 5*in my book. I would highly recommend this place to any one!! Keep up the good work guys we will be back. Best vegetarian meal I've ever had 'cheese and broccoli bake

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely early dinner here after a long day of hiking in unusually sunny weather. Between us we had a fried Brie cheese starter and a mushroom and cream sauce starter, and the sausage trio and mash, and the chicken leek pie. All very nice. Nice service too. Cozy British pub atmosphere.

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Leyland, United Kingdom
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

We arrived at around Mid day after coming of a boat trip on the lake, nice setting from the outside and warm inside. Two items were not available on the lunch time menu, My Wife's choice of salad was not available and the burgers were not either. ( Not that I wanted them ) I had Fish and Chips and... More 

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Had a lovely lunch in glorious sunshine at their 'sit outerie' last week. We ordered the Angus burgers which proved to be very tasty, lean and peppery. The service was excellent and the two girls who served were friendly and helpful. Top marks for an excellent lunch sitting amongst tubs of spring flowers in the hot sun. Can't beat it... More 

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Broughton-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

I was attracted by the lovely setting of this establishment and have always said I would try it out. In short disappointing and let down by its food. I felt like I had gone back to the 1980's when I had my first ever pub lunch; very poor produce used for the burger and it wasn't homemade or in fact... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Cuisine
British
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kendal Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3EJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Bowness-on-Windermere
  • Phone Number: 015394 42756

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