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The Hare and Hounds Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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Bowland Bridge, Bowland Bridge LA11 6NN, England
+44 15395 68333
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Used regularly in the past during the caravan season March to October and previously happy customers. Went tonight to celebrate our wedding anniversary and very disappointed. My husband ordered their usually generously sized steak and ale pie. The portion size tonight was tiny, very well done and dry. Served with dauphinois potatoes, again disgustingly small portion. Daylight robbery for the... More 

Thank JulieOB10
Lingfield, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We returned to this pub restaurant having had a good experience last year and we weren't disappointed. The food was very good and the service first rate. The pub itself is a lovely and quirky place tucked down among the hills behind Gummers How near Windemere, very warm and comfortable. They have a good range of ales and an excellent... More 

1 Thank Peter Di K
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for one night on our way back home down South. Can't fault a thing. Rooms are really wonderful. Food and service was amazing. Lovely lady and guy who looked after everyone equally well. We have two dogs and we're made to feel so welcome... dogs loved it too !! Can't recommend highly enough. Well done Hare and Hounds... More 

Thank Claire H
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Decided on Saturday morning to book the Hare & Hounds Restaurant in Bowland Bridge. Lovely setting with clean, spacious well appointed rooms. Superb food and friendly service. Only downside no comfortable seating area for residents so ended up in room earlier than would've liked.

Thank frogger19
Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst enjoying a short stay in the lake district we felt that a roast dinner in a country pub was an essential activity. We chose this pub as it catered for customers who are avoiding gluten (not I). Pros: Warm welcoming atmosphere. Friendly bar and waiting staff. Cons: The roast itself was quite disappointing. A lot of my party really... More 

Thank Phil897
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2017

We visited due to fabulous recommendations and were not disappointed. We have now visited twice on this holiday, even staying after one meal to do the quiz! This is an exceptional restaurant, with well thought out, beautifully cooked dishes, which are not only stylish and could be suited to a fine dining experience, but also excellent versions of pub classics.... More 

Thank Alexandra D
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2017

This pub is a little off the beaten track but is well worth a visit. It was recommended to us by locals who go there regularly. We first had a beer on a Saturday lunchtime. It was clean and tidy with the feel of a quintessential country pub. The staff were welcoming and helpful to everyone, especially a small family... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2017 via mobile

As the road was closed from newby bridge-bowness we decided to take the "scenic" route. That's when we stumbled across the hare and hounds. What a lovely cosy pub it is too. There is a homely atmosphere as soon as you walk in. We arrived on a Sunday early afternoon and luckily managed to get a table. We decided upon... More 

Thank Abi L
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2017 via mobile

Called in with friends for soup and a sandwich. Soup was very nice (leek & potato) but minute amount of bread. Friends had a sandwich and a portion of chips. The chips arrived in a container and there were 7 chips costing £3.50!!!! What a rip-off! Won't be back.

Thank Geoffrey J
kerry p, Owner at The Hare and Hounds Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review we always welcome customer comments, it is such a shame that you didn't ask for more bread and chips while you visited as we would of been more than happy to bring some more out for you without charge. Please next time feel free to ask. Kind regards, the hare and hounds. More 

Lake District, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

Excellent old English style Bar Restaurant with open fires/flagstone floors/beamed ceilings. All this plus excellent food at very reasonable prices. A must visit.

Thank johnb50

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bowland Bridge, Bowland Bridge LA11 6NN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Bowland Bridge
  • Phone Number: +44 15395 68333

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