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The Ship Inn

€€ - €€€, British,
Wheelhouse Centre Glebe Road, Windermere LA23 3HE, England
+44 15394 45001
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good37%
  • Average15%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
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“fish and chips” (34 reviews)
“carbonara” (5 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Wheelhouse Centre Glebe Road, Windermere LA23 3HE, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Second visit this week and can't fault the place. Wide variety of food to fit everyone's tastes. Wife loved the fresh haddock and as for the banana split well that was amazing. Good portions.

Thank Barnstormer141
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was very impressed with The Ship Inn. Located on the edge of Lake Windermere with wonderful views. Went here for our Anniversary meal, I had the steak and Ale pie which was very fillling and I could not finish it, my husband really enjoyed the...More

Thank sue1234257
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visiting Bowness on an unusually warm and sunny October Wednesday it was busy as to be expected. Had been for a lake cruise and wanted a drink and snack. The Ship is opposite the Glebe Road car park and overlooks the lake. Inside it is...More

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We paid £5 for a bowl of wedges which came on a plate with literally five wedges, no seasoning. Not worth the money this was such a rip off.

Thank curdledmyrtle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I had a really enjoyable meal at The Ship on our second evening in Bowness, spoiled only by the fact that the table we used was near the kitchen door where a speaker was broadcasting Heart FM, a music mix most unsuitable...More

Thank Chas M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here on our way to the boat harbour on a Sunday. We had lunch here. The staff were really friendly and welcoming. They offered us a table that had been reserved with a lovely lake view and what a view for a lovely...More

Thank Paul D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staff were friendly and very welcoming my food was lovely BUT my partners beef burger was pink. He had already ate most of the burger and only noticed a bit of pink inside the burger when he was almost done. They took the price of...More

Thank lyndsaytolan
ste12344, Owner at The Ship Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are happy that you enjoyed your food and you don't need to worry about pink meat, lots of restaurant ask how you would like your burger cooked like a steak ie rare or med. It's not like chicken or pork where it needs to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Running late after a long journey in really bad (typical Lake District ) weather but eventually found this oasis on the side of the lake. Great menu at reasonable prices. It was 7.00pm and we thought it had stopped serving but no, we were in...More

Thank 100glynw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have visited The Ship Inn previously and the standard of food service is still as good It was late afternoon this time so it was not that busy but then rather late for lunch and very early for an evening meal. However, tables were...More

Thank 31CMD
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited for lunch and were delighted with the menu choices. The fish and chips were cooked to perfection with chunks of white fish encased within a crispy batter. The ham ploughman’s would have fed two people as it included home cooked ham slices, crusty...More

Thank Kate29859
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Jack A
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Response from Big N | Reviewed this property |
Been there a few times over our stays in the Lakes ... the Angel does awesome food if you don't mind walking up the steps ;)
21 July 2017|
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Response from Wayne E | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wheelhouse Centre Glebe Road, Windermere LA23 3HE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Windermere
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 45001
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