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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” (109 reviews)
“mussels” (53 reviews)
“burger” (58 reviews)
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Bar, British, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
St Martin's Hill | Lake Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3DE, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

32 of us came here the night before our wedding. The food was fabulous, the ambience was fantastic and the staff were lovely.we have been here before and each time we have enjoyed it.

1  Thank juneybum
Reviewed 5 days ago

We dined here one Saturday night during a recent trip to Bowness and the food was excellent. We've been here a few times since it opened in its current form and this was the first time in almost 4 years I had been, so it...More

Thank APRoberts
Reviewed 5 days ago

Nine of us ate here on Saturday night and the place was packed out. We were seated and it took ages for our order to be taken. My food was awful - the chicken hanging kebab was dripping with horrible tasting oil which was also...More

Thank JoMal2015
DCheadoffice, Owner at Village Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review. The garlic butter on the kebabs is served separately, and you could always have taken the kebab off the stand. If you didn't want the garlic butter or were unhappy with anything with your meal, and had mentioned it to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was nice as usual but the service was very poor, with waiters being creepy and weird. It was that bad we finished up and got straight out of there. Usually hang around for a few drinks but not this time. Won't be going back...More

Thank JBHughes6
DCheadoffice, Owner at Village Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review, I am pleased you enjoyed the food at The Village. As far as creepy waiters are concerned, I cannot understand where you are coming from. At this time of year, we are currently in the process of training our staff...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Got the mushroom swizz cheese burger meal. Requested no mushroom. When food arrived there was mushrooms on the burger. I told the waiter and he said he would bring another one in a few minutes. When the new burger arrived. It was the same meal...More

Thank Gaurav C
DCheadoffice, Owner at Village Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review. We take all criticism and complaints very seriously. When I read your review I was absolutely furious with the chefs and had a meeting with them to ask why this happened. The senior member of staff on duty apologised and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

An interesting menu with yet more choices on the Blackboard (actually a TV screen). There are snacks and main meals available. The main courses we chose were well presented and generous portions, so we had no room for a pudding ! Service was prompt and...More

Thank pangalactic_1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called in here after frequenting a few bars in bownes-on-Windermere as it looked very welcoming on a cold November evening; we were shown to a table promptly & asked what to drink while considering the fare on offer ; she who must be fed ordered...More

Thank stadward
Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant has attractive decor which gave a good first impression, but I was disappointed by the hanging beef kebab when we visited the restaurant on 9th November. We expected much better quality, having read good reviews for these on Trip Advisor. However, the "Medium"...More

Thank KEG2015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awful and disappointed, we arrived to a busy pub/restaurant ordered our drinks at the bar and enquired about ordering food. We were told if we were eating in the restaurant to take a seat and someone would take our order so we did. After about...More

1  Thank Jacqii
DCheadoffice, Owner at Village Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review. I just cannot understand how anyone could have waited so long to be served. We have a system in place where a member of staff shows our customers to their table in the restaurant, gives them menus and then takes...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We have previously visited here on a few occasions .Menu has changed since the last time.My wife and myself ordered meatballs and spaghetti.Our meals or should I say meal consisted of one dish of spaghetti and meatballs and a plate of garlic bread.Obviously a mistake...More

2  Thank Alun in chester G
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Elaine I
22 November 2017|
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Response from Sirroms | Reviewed this property |
I reviewed this restaurant in August and had a nice meal with good service. I have read the recent poor reviews and wonder if in the summer there were maybe more waiting staff which is why we didn’t have a problem. Maybe as... More
Barry N
21 October 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$33
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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!
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