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Village Inn

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St Martin's Hill | Lake Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3DE, England
+44 15394 43731
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
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Bar, British, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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St Martin's Hill | Lake Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3DE, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wot a lovely place to eat. Relaxing music throughout. Good food served looking very pretty on your plate. Pleasant staff. Good choice of food.

1  Thank tamaralouisegoddard
Reviewed 4 days ago

The village in is well worth a visit for great food or just to have a drink, friendly stall with good atmosphere, I am not a dog owner but dogs are allowed in when drinking or eating.

1  Thank markgurrell
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went for a drink here our first afternoon in Bowness and asked if they could fit us in that night as it was one of our parties birthdays. They were so accommodating putting up a birthday banner and balloons etc whilst asking my son...More

1  Thank jolls
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went for a family meal and had a pretty bad experience although food was good the managers attitude was poor! Communication between bar staff and manager was extremely poor as I was told I didn't need to book as we could just turn up at...More

Thank Sarb B
DCheadoffice, Owner at Village Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We did our best to fit you in when you came to the Village and I can assure you that we do not treat our customers like second class citizens. It was mentioned when you came in that the table was booked from 7:30 pm...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went for dinner with family tonight, staff couldn’t have been more helpful for our daughter who had broken her leg and went out their way to accommodate appropriate seating and place for the wheelchair. Lovely food, great staff and would recommend for everyone to come...More

Thank kwilliams124
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If I could give it 0 stars I would. Waited an hour and 45 minutes and still not seated - yet couples who came in after us and did not book were seated before us. The service we received was disgusting. Do not waste your...More

Thank Jacob C
DCheadoffice, Owner at Village Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

If you go to any restaurant worth its salt on a Saturday night then it is always advisable to book. You were told when you came in that we could fit you in but you might have to wait some time. We do our best...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited before and liked the food, so decided to try again. Menu is still really good and varied, we opted for light lunch again. Fish finger sandwich and burgers are very filling and tasty. Waiter service good, although drinks weren’t served immediately and we had...More

1  Thank Andrea S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The village inn is a very odd place: the outside gives off weird vibes but as soon as you set foot inside you realise that you be only just scratched the surface. The decor is... well, an acquired taste. The walls are adorned with spray...More

Thank Abigail D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ive read several reviews that were negative towards the staff, i had a completely different experince the staff were courteous and friendly and very attentive, food was amazing and really tasty i highly reccomend the village inn

1  Thank Alan L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're looking for a traditional cosy Lake District inn, this isn't it, but the food I enjoyed on Sunday lunchtime was excellent and the service was very prompt. The décor is not to everyone's taste - silver painted walls and large buddhas and it...More

1  Thank dbeckers
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Elaine I
22 November 2017|
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Response from pangalactic_1 | Reviewed this property |
It was fine for lunch at the beginning of November, and they were serving a large group in a separate room at the time, as well as quite a few tables in the main room.
Barry N
21 October 2017|
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Response from aw1812 | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think so - but you could always ring the restaurant and ask?
Kev W
17 September 2017|
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Response from Coutts99 | Reviewed this property |
I don't
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 35
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 12:00 AM
8:30 AM - 12:00 AM
8:30 AM - 12:00 AM
8:30 AM - 12:00 AM
8:30 AM - 12:00 AM
8:30 AM - 12:00 AM
8:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: St Martin's Hill | Lake Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3DE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Bowness-on-Windermere
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 43731
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The Village Inn is one of Bowness-on-Windermere's most popular bars, situated just seconds from the shores of Lake Windermere and is open daily from 10am until late, serving fresh, locally sourced produce, with homemade pasta dishes and creations from the grill, a speciality. The bar offers a wide range of real ales and an excellent selection of vodkas, beers, brandies, and an extensive wine list with 50 wines from around the globe. In the summer, the Village Inn also launched a new range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails, which have proved especially popular, in addition to new outside furniture and heaters. The Village Inn Bar and Grill is in the heart of Bowness-on-Windermere, its busy restaurant and bar make it a great place for locals and tourists a like. Come and see for yourself!
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