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Village Inn

St Martin's Hill | Lake Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3DE, England
+44 15394 43731
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good28%
  • 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 3 days ago via mobile

We sat outside as the weather was beautiful and enjoyed 4 meals with quite good quick service. Inside decor was lovely and staff were very friendly.

Thank Sabrina D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is an ok place to eat and reasonablely priced for Bowness. Me and my wife eat here with the kids a fair amount, staff are friendly and professional. Book on bank holiday weekends is my advice but that covers all of Bowness on Bank...More

Thank Greg S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went here for tea last night with my partner we both got a hanging chicken kebab, was absolutely lovely we sat outside in the sun, drink was abit dear but the food was lovely, the chips were very tasty! Would deffinelty recommend

Thank DBlouise93
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great place to get a drink and watch the world go by sitting in the very nice beer garden at the front of the pub

Thank Darren B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

First walked i and it looked like a wine bar but we settled as we were starvund. Was surprised ro see they had a seperate relaxing comfy dining area. The portions were HUGE but the food was gorgeous. I had fish and chips which were...More

Thank lolsandcols
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The waitress was good but waited over half an hour for a drink and arrived wrong and only after being reminded 3 times! Coffee slightly better only had to ask twice! My Food was only average and expensive for what felt like mass produced food....More

Thank FMayo
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited twice last week during our stay in Bowness. The first time was for a drink but when we saw the menu and the food being brought out we went back another day for a meal. The menu is extensive. Food is served piping hot...More

Thank Jackie M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Did not eat here just had a drink from past experience and watching people eating it looked as good as ever.The staff here are all very friendly they give good service.Well worth visiting when in the area.

Thank tom p
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is maybe the 3 or 4th time we've been and every time is 100% worth it. I had the fillet beef hanging kebab and it was beautiful, despite being full, as the portions are very generous, I could eat so much of that! My...More

Thank Danielle N
Reviewed 1 week ago

the menu is quite extensive however i have usually opted for the hanging kebab which is so filling, but great. the prices are not cheap, but has always been good on visits made, staff have always been friendly and helpful

Thank gordonramsy
Management response:

Thank you for your review. I am pleased you enjoy our hanging kebabs and find our staff helpful and friendly. We have recently updated our menu and hope that if you come again you will try something else from it.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$32
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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
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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!