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Village Inn

€€ - €€€, British,
St Martin's Hill | Lake Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3DE, England
+44 15394 43731
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
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Bar, British, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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St Martin's Hill | Lake Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3DE, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went for dinner with family tonight, staff couldn’t have been more helpful for our daughter who had broken her leg and went out their way to accommodate appropriate seating and place for the wheelchair. Lovely food, great staff and would recommend for everyone to come...More

Thank kwilliams124
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If I could give it 0 stars I would. Waited an hour and 45 minutes and still not seated - yet couples who came in after us and did not book were seated before us. The service we received was disgusting. Do not waste your...More

Thank Jacob C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited before and liked the food, so decided to try again. Menu is still really good and varied, we opted for light lunch again. Fish finger sandwich and burgers are very filling and tasty. Waiter service good, although drinks weren’t served immediately and we had...More

Thank Andrea S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The village inn is a very odd place: the outside gives off weird vibes but as soon as you set foot inside you realise that you be only just scratched the surface. The decor is... well, an acquired taste. The walls are adorned with spray...More

Thank Abigail D
Reviewed 6 days ago

Ive read several reviews that were negative towards the staff, i had a completely different experince the staff were courteous and friendly and very attentive, food was amazing and really tasty i highly reccomend the village inn

1  Thank Alan L
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're looking for a traditional cosy Lake District inn, this isn't it, but the food I enjoyed on Sunday lunchtime was excellent and the service was very prompt. The décor is not to everyone's taste - silver painted walls and large buddhas and it...More

1  Thank dbeckers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was really nice and so was the cocktails, nice clean restaurant with a cosy atmosphere and polite friendly staff

1  Thank kellyfraiz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Like most pubs in Windermere they all have the own styles, this place seems to come to live around tea time, lots of young people with baby’s seemed to appear it’s clearly very popular with the Young, that said lots of people of all ages...More

1  Thank tellbert
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spending a romantic weekend in Bowness-on-Windermere. Went to Village for lunch and the food was great. Service ok however the man behind the bar was more interested in talking to his girlfriend than serving. Went again the following evening. Music too loud. Staff really rude....More

2  Thank tracyandrews1965
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a last minute hotel deal for the night and had a walk in the town and came across the Village Inn. No booking required as got there early and it was a Tuesday night. The soup was so tasty and the hanging beef...More

1  Thank Tracey W
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Elaine I
22 November 2017|
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Response from pangalactic_1 | Reviewed this property |
It was fine for lunch at the beginning of November, and they were serving a large group in a separate room at the time, as well as quite a few tables in the main room.
Barry N
21 October 2017|
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Response from aw1812 | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think so - but you could always ring the restaurant and ask?
Kev W
17 September 2017|
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Response from Coutts99 | Reviewed this property |
I don't
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$35
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
08:30 - 00:00
08:30 - 00:00
08:30 - 00:00
08:30 - 00:00
08:30 - 00:00
08:30 - 00:00
08:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: St Martin's Hill | Lake Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3DE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Bowness-on-Windermere
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 43731
  • E-mail
The Village Inn is one of Bowness-on-Windermere's most popular bars, situated just seconds from the shores of Lake Windermere and is open daily from 10am until late, serving fresh, locally sourced produce, with homemade pasta dishes and creations from the grill, a speciality. The bar offers a wide range of real ales and an excellent selection of vodkas, beers, brandies, and an extensive wine list with 50 wines from around the globe. In the summer, the Village Inn also launched a new range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails, which have proved especially popular, in addition to new outside furniture and heaters. The Village Inn Bar and Grill is in the heart of Bowness-on-Windermere, its busy restaurant and bar make it a great place for locals and tourists a like. Come and see for yourself!
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