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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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“kebab” (111 reviews)
“mussels” (55 reviews)
“steak” (74 reviews)
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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 4 days ago via mobile

Our hotel recommended us this restaurant and it didn’t disappoint. The food was great. Highly recommend the ribeye steak. And the desserts were beautiful we both had the double chocolate brownie. Paid an extra £1 for ice cream and it was spot on. Service was...More

Thank jetda87
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Fantastic food, friendly staff, chilled vibe right in the centre of Bowness on windemere, would definitely recommend

Thank Danny N
Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent Christmas week kayaking on Windermere, based in Bowness and consider myself very fortunate to have secured a table for Christmas Day at the Village Inn. I was initially a little apprehensive, requiring a table for one and being seated amongst couples and families...More

Thank KenScott2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

2nd year that we have come as a group for New Years Eve. Again the food and service was excellent See you next year...

Thank LordyBlade
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the Village Inn for dinner on January 2nd 2018 while staying in Windermere, following the recommendation of another couple staying in the same hotel as us. As we had no reservations, we were expecting to probably have to wait before getting a...More

Thank nath111
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked for a new years eve dinner and not disappointed. For all the place was very busy, the service was excellent and nothing too much bother for the staff. A must try are the hanging kebabs either chicken or beef drizzling garlic oil down over...More

Thank JTW202
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous service food amazing just like the partner restaurant in windamere the pig , we visited both restaurants and both were amazing

Thank Lyndon H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Short & sweet review: We booked in here as a party of 7 (4 adults & 3 children) for Xmas day lunch. It was fantastic!! The food was great, music playing, the staff were absolutely brilliant with the kids which, as any parent will tell...More

Thank Redstripedave
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we ate here on our way home after a Christmas break in a local hotel. Food was amazing, restaurant is beautiful inside

Thank tullett63
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In July we knew we were coming back to Bowness for Christmas and I started looking for possible dog friendly restaurants for Christmas Lunch. I emailed the Village Inn and was advised that they hadn't opened a booking register yet but they would advise when...More

Thank Tim G
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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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
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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