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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 30 July 2016 via mobile

We came here 11am for breakfast and got sat at a lovely window table but it was 25 minutes later before we were asked for our order. We ordered two English breakfasts and toast with juice. When the breakfast came about 15 mins later it...More

Thank Nikr10
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

We had breakfast at the village inn, at £7.95 it was a reasonable price and was well-presented. The only thing which let the breakfast down was the black pudding and the tomato were a bit burnt. I do love the village inn and have been...More

Thank L7290W
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

reliable family had said this was "excellent" but 2 out of 3 dishes were cold so sent back and when replaced, one was raw. suffice to say, only one dish was paid for. very very dissapointing "off night" as described by the head waiter. wish...More

Thank Trish_Gooch
Reviewed 29 July 2016

There has been a pub/restaurant on this site for many long years, and in the past a bit hit and miss. The current offering however is excellent. Totally revamped from its dated past, and modern in every way. Spotlessly clean and most welcome in Bowness....More

Thank TC1234
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Lovely venue, central location. The waiters were extremely accommodating even though they were rushed off their feet. The barman was a little off and seemed to be hard pushed to serve several people at once but the waiters made up for his lack of service....More

Thank nillybum2015
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

My wife and I ate here whilst in Windermere. Not the cheapest but don't mind paying more when it's this good. Nice restaurant, polite, attentive staff and great food. Can highly recommend.

Thank Elwoodspice
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

If your prepared to spend a little more for tasty good quality food cooked to perfection this is an ideal place...lovely inside and they offer a range of cocktails.. lovely outside area for smoking and drinking and not far from more pubs and clubs where...More

Thank adelemarie2016
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

We called into this bar on Saturday night this weekend. I'd been before with other friends and enjoyed the last experience (this was last summer). Chaos at the bar, granted it was a busy time with people ordering meals, cocktails etc but there was no...More

Thank SusieSueCarlisle
Reviewed 24 July 2016

One of the best breakfasts I've ever eaten. Hot, well presented and served with a smile. We were just gutted we found this on our last morning as after reading the evening menu, would've loved to sample the main meals.

Thank ollipopaloodles
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Had dinner here on Mon 18/07, both myself and my husband thoroughly enjoy both our starters & mains. Our first encounter with a male member of staff was at the bar, asking for cucumber for our Hendricks & tonic, wow did this put him out,...More

Thank Birdy1981
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 33
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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
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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