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The Old John Peel Inn

) #30 of 68 Restaurants in Bowness-on-Windermere €€ - €€€ , British,
Rayrigg Road | Bowness-on-Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3BZ, England
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good39%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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“lamb stew” (16 reviews)
“mixed grill” (6 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
Rayrigg Road | Bowness-on-Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3BZ, England
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Reviewed 26 April 2017

After travelling for 6 hours to the lakes we checked in to our hotel and went for a wander, we stumbled across here and decided to stop for a drink, we glanced at the menu and realised we were hungry, the food didn't dissapoint and...More

1  Thank TadleyKatie
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Typical pub grub at a location that is easy to find and park nearby, not in the busy part of town thus reasonable prices, standard fare with gravy seems the best option, beer is fine too.

Thank Charles F
Reviewed 16 April 2017

A friend pub with good beer and excellent steak and ale pie and mash, good atmosphere. we spent about three hours there.

Thank parsie01
Reviewed 14 April 2017

what you'd expect in terms of good pub grub. good number of options on the menu without too many choices. we had the steak which was served on a hot skillet together with mushrooms and onion rings - would definitely order again. it is fair...More

Thank 14James86
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Popped I here as the places around it seemed quite busy and this didn't... I know why now. Thought I couldn't go wrong with jacket potato with tuna but it wasn't very tasty. The one slice of cucumber with the side salad looked like it...More

Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Called in on Tuesday afternoon 11th April looking for somewhere to eat that night not very welcoming don't know weather it was the landlord or barman who served us no greeting or smile felt like we didn't belong there saw the waitress bring out 4...More

Thank _s_rowley37
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Was a very nice quiet little pub we had lunch which was very nice both myself and my partner had the ploghmans lunch and 1 of my girls had the blt and the other had tuna mayo was quite cheap and staff very friendly

Thank donna2712
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Went for a Sunday roast and have to say we came out disappointed, Nothing home made, frozen roast potatoes, shop bought square carrots and what seemed like boil in the bag meat, one of the party couldn't eat the pork, the prices for the food...More

Thank Carl B
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

We were starving after spending the day on the steamers and walking back from Wray Castle. Great pub food at good prices not the usual inflated tourist prices. Something for everyone we all ordered different dishes and all pleased. Great. Top notch.

Thank Brian C
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Found this pub by accident one day and now go back every time. Delicious, home cooked food served piping hot. Portions are generous and wonderful. Service is excellent.

Thank christine n
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
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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