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The Old John Peel Inn

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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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“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 1 week ago via mobile

Called in Saturday, always looked at this pub as walking past but never been in in the last 18 years of visiting Bowness .. what a mistake. Lovely pub, welcoming staff good prices, and much bigger than I thought. Clean and tidy, throughout .Spent a...More

Thank Kirsty727
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

nice pub left how they should be...beautiful hop square lighting in back room ...glad to see original features and not yuppied up ..loved it

Thank natasha759
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

called in for a drink friendly welcome viewed the menu and specials returned the following night for food different member of staff found food a little over cooked meat tough and chips dry wasn't asked how we had found the meals

Thank SGManns0808
Reviewed 9 April 2018

nice meals we always pay them a visit while we are in Bowness. The drinks are resonable priced. We ordered 2 8oz sirloin steaks on a sizzler it was lovely just how i like it cooked medium and my husbands well done. we both enjoyed...More

Thank Milnsy79
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Centrally located pub close to the Magic roundabout. The bar and lounge area is quite cosy (interpret as small) but not many local beers to choose from. Had the beef and ale pie which was cooked in an individual dish with a nice gravy and...More

Thank Ian C
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

A nice old fashions pub food was nice a little disappointed with the customer service as no-one actually spoke to us but didn't realise people could take there dogs into this pub I didn't like this my husband has an allergy to certain animal hair...More

Thank Connie R
Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Visited 25th March disappointed with poor service and poor surroundings not a good advert for lakes thankfully our visit with next pub.

Thank Pimpernel2
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Food was spot on. Perfect location. Friendly atmosphere, prices were reasonable. Dog friendly. Right by lake windermere

Thank Dan W
Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

The Old John Peel was recommended by a friend and it did not disappoint Lovely pub food (gammon was lovely) Staff were very friendly and helpful If in the area definitely worth calling for a drink (or 2)

Thank Widnesrlfc
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Fairly standard pub food but a little more pricey than of expect given the quality. Service was prompt and friendly.

Thank Sarah J
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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
Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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