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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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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good34%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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“lamb stew” (18 reviews)
“mixed grill” (7 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 8 December 2017

Myself and my husband popped into the John Peel whilst on a short visit to Bowness recently. We didn't have anything to eat here but really enjoyed a few drinks including mulled wine with a mince pie. The bar staff were lovely and even asked...More

Thank Lorraine G
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Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

Visited this pub as we are staying in the area. On arrival the music was very strange. But we persevered and ordered food. A beef and ale pie and a cheese and bacon burger. It arrived very fast which raised the 1st alarm bell. The...More

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Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

called in on a very wet day with our westie a true dog friendly pub. Rose who served us was fantastic, the food excellent and mulled wine brill, 2 glasses brill. had the lamb stew and my partner the cajun chicken, clean plates. the pub...More

Thank kevin g
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Very poor service, the food was inedible , real fire and dog friendly were the only positives. Will never go for food again. The mash was smash so solid the knife and fork stood up in it, chicken was more like pigeon, and the veg...More

Thank mandy067
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

Its an ok place to get a drink from, service wasn’t great but ok. It’s average at best reminds me of an average pup you find anywhere really. We always end up in here for a drink, have eaten before and the food is ok....More

Thank MartinM636
Reviewed 17 November 2017

This place was quieter than a lot of the others and in hindsight now we know why. There were only a handful of locals in the bar area. The prices are average for the location but the quality and portion size was poor I really...More

Thank hayley1980
Reviewed 8 November 2017

We went for late lunch after walking with our dog, was welcomed warmly and went and sat down. Food was delicious and staff were lovely. Would return without a doubt with or without our dog

Thank Suzie h
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Called in for a pint having seen a board in the window advertising their real ales, in particular the 'Autumn Red' ale. We walked in, very quiet. Bar maid friendly but didn't have the ales advertised in the window. Had one drink at slightly sticky...More

Thank artgeko
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Terrible service. Rude staff. Don’t bother. Awful. Never been anyway like it. Rubbish. Won’t go again.

Thank Steph O
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
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margaret s
11 February 2018|
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Response from doreen_dunmore | Reviewed this property |
I'm pretty sure their menu comes with gluten free symbols against some options. Give them a call to confirm.
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Restaurant Details

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