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The Old John Peel Inn

€€ - €€€, British,
Rayrigg Road | Bowness-on-Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3BZ, England
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“lamb stew” (18 reviews)
“mixed grill” (7 reviews)
Closes in 18 min
11:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
Rayrigg Road | Bowness-on-Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3BZ, England
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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

We visited Windermere and after taking the ferry across the lake walked along the lake to Ambleside, around 10 1/2 miles. We took the bus back to Bowness and visited The Old John Peel for some much needed sustenance. The pub is situated in a...More

Thank mbown
Reviewed 12 October 2017

I cannot understand why this Pub Restaurant has negative comments. We went last week, met the new manager Danielle and some of the well established staff, indeed even though it was a year since my last visit, staff new exactly who I was ! I...More

Thank Mobiledj07
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Service and food not to our liking. Not welcoming atmosphere Went for lunch midweek in September. Food portions were generous. But over cooked tasteless. Unable to eat jacket potato as hard. Chicken was overcooked. Will not be returning.

Thank daisySussex
Reviewed 4 October 2017

We ate here twice on our visit to Cumbria, dog friendly & good normal food ! There is seating on 2 floors & prices are very reasonable

Thank utd7
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Visited on a rainy night. Lovely reception from the barman . Nice smile and helpful . Ordered stew and the sausage . Both meals simple and well cooked. Prices compared to other places in the area are very reasonable . The pub is unpretentious and...More

Thank martinat124
Reviewed 1 October 2017

We enjoyed the specials of the day. Burger for me sausages for husband. Really nice pub and ambience x

Thank Valenti
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Place needs brightening and cleaning up. But the food was well cooked and the waitress who was working the bar, taking orders and waiting on was very pleasant.

Thank Pat P
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Visited for lunch not the best pub we've visited, decor very tired, food reasonable, very pleasant guy behind the bar, reasonable bar prices.

Thank Gerryb1954
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Went there with my wife and two daughters for Sunday lunch. Love the environs and the food was above average. Then I went to pay. Barman with the hand held card reader told me that the first attempt had not gone through and I went...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 20 September 2017

We have previously visited this pub on two occasions and although the pub is not plush the food was always piping hot and the staff welcoming. This time however, standards have gone down hill. The sizzling steak was on a cold skillet and was raw....More

Thank christine n
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
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: Rayrigg Road | Bowness-on-Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3BZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Bowness-on-Windermere
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Postcode - LA23 3BZ
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