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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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“fish pie” (35 reviews)
“lamb henry” (22 reviews)
“curry” (22 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00 Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
Lowside, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3DH, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Being real ale drinkers we were recommended to go here. First impressions - no telly great. No gaming machine great. A good range of real ales all in perfect condition served by a friendly bartender and we were welcomed by the locals. Just brilliant. Will...More

Thank hillmanimper
Reviewed 2 days ago

Been visiting this pub for over 20 years and it is still the best pub in the Lakes. It has atmosphere, great beer, friendly staff, character, the meals are perfect pub food not pretentious rubbish.

Thank Colin H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful old building nice courtyard to sit outside , was very busy but staff were friendly and attentive didn’t eat , drinks not the cheapest but beautiful surroundings

Thank A T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A nice, traditional pub with a friendly atmosphere. A little dark, but it is an old historic building so perhaps this is to be expected. We found the range of stuffed animals of display a little off putting however!

Thank clh333
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We first visited this pub almost 30 years ago and have been returning every since It’s the same warm atmosphere and friendly staff We will return

Thank luntyMerseyside
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bar man nice and friendly. Inside old fashioned and traditional- keeping its history is the appeal of the pub. Website states good British home cooked meals. A few meals on menu were not British. Fish (beer battered cod apparently) was frozen and so were the...More

1  Thank katie2686
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called in again for lunch and drinks Great atmosphere but sometimes a little crowded so get in early. Food very good and good choice of beers

Thank Geoffrey65
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location , great atmosphere, great selection of ales and fantastic staff who added a bit of crack to the pub always lively and very helpful. A great wee old fashioned pub that are hard to find now. Really glad we found it and also...More

Thank ivan_gray3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Whenever we visit Bowness we always call in for a drink or 2 or 3 etc. It’s a very old fashion pub just how we like it with a great atmosphere & roaring fire just what you need when it’s snowing outside. Really enjoyed our...More

Thank MichelleHuddersfield
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love this pub! Bar staff are fab, selection of beers, ales, lagers and everything else is excellent (they have approx 20 gins). The banter is good too, if you manage to get a seat at the bar to people watch. It’s rammed near evening...More

Thank Louise H
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Brenda S
3 March 2018|
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Response from Stephen M | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think so but give them a call.
Mavis W
4 October 2017|
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Response from katieann2604 | Reviewed this property |
ask the staff they are super friendly x
28 September 2017|
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Response from Jane L | Reviewed this property |
Yes. I believe so.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
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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