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Hole in t'Wall

Lowside, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3DH, England
+44 15394 43488
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
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Lowside, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3DH, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Cosy pub with open fire. Excellent food and service. Friendly staff. Perfect place to have a meal on a cold wet day.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank R0se0508
Reviewed 1 week ago

Proper English Pub right in the middle of Bowness, with a friendly atmosphere and a great feel about it. Staff are welcoming, helpful and happy to talk. A traditional old style menu with the food exceptional quality and good value. This is a place not...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank BarrowLivy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to this charming pub for our supper and weren’t disappointed, there was a large open fire blaring away and it was so cozy, the food and service you couldn’t fault, there was plenty of food on the plate. The pub had such a warm...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank _reay104
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Now if your looking for a traditional English pub look no further than here. Forget all the modern bars that are lifeless literally step back in time and see how a pub used to be. Welcoming and friendly with an open log fire. It was...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank howardb787
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Foods always tasty here and great value pate starter is so tasty and well presented with main courses as nice , we visit quite often and always enjoy the experience

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank SalNDuncA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love to visit Hole in t'wall when in Bowness on Windermere, on a few occasions, as it has history and a fun and fascinating interior with stuffed rabbits and all sorts hanging about, it's just great spending your time looking at it all hanging from...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Margaret G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I had a night away in Bowness for Boxing Day. We chose to have dinner out at this pub, as it was highly recommended to us by family. The service was quick, the food was excellent and the pub itself is quirky...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank bradders2572
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A quirky gem of a pub - unique and atmospheric! The 'Hole in t'Wall' is the oldest pub in Bowness, built in 1612 and nothing much has changed, apart from electricity ""A quiet-looking giant", observed Charles Dickens, who drank here in 1857" is written at...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank KseniaLoveUBritain
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We always call in for food and drinks when in town, nice atmosphere and the staff are friendly, food is tasty pub grub!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank fiestafilly
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Probably my third or fourth visit to this pub/restaurant and again it never disappointed. Excellent spot for some good beer or food and a cosy and busy atmosphere. It is always pretty full which speaks for itself. The beams, shelves and ceilings are crammed with...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Stillrovin
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Deborah O
16 November 2018|
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Response from pat572015 | Reviewed this property |
Never been at Xmas, maybe give them a ring?
Deborah O
16 November 2018|
Response from Audrey S | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I have no idea. It is certainly a pub that opens all year but I don’t know about Christmas Day. If I would you I would just give them a ring.
Brenda S
3 March 2018|
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Response from Navigate809573 | Reviewed this property |
I confirmed that table booking is not available. Only way is go to pub before 6 pm, dining room opening time.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
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: Lowside, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3DH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Bowness-on-Windermere
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 43488
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