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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%
Travellers talk about
“lamb stew” (16 reviews)
“mixed grill” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Rayrigg Road | Bowness-on-Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3BZ, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Struggling to identify a location for almost 40 people in the middle of a July weekend for a meal in Bowness was proving quite difficult. In the end, the staff at The Old John Peel said they would cater for our party and duly sent...More

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 6 days ago

Another fantastic old fashioned pub....food is great and the staff are amazing....always like going here when we visit

Thank Julie221970
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have lunch in this pub every Wednesday, and I love to come here. The atmosphere is lovely, the food is so noce, and the staff is welcoming and friendly. Typical place where to get to know the English gastronomy. Great fish and chips, really...More

Thank Elpidia21
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nipped in for a pint, after trying to find some decent cider in 3 previous pubs!! They have Symonds on tap so much better than the usual over manufactured/fruit rubbish!! Friendly staff and locals. Music was loud but didn't bother us too much! Decided not...More

Thank Sharon S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited The Old John Peel last Wednesday and had a great evening. The food was very nice, I opted for the Smoked Paprika stew from the "specials board" and was not disappointed, Other members of my group had the Tuna Pasta bake. All were very...More

Thank Peter P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Bill and Danielle are the perfect hosts. The pub has a friendly atmosphere and the food is lovely. Really good value for money. Well worth a visit, you won't be disappointed.

Thank Angela W
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Called in here in an attempt to dry out from the horrible weather during the day. Walked passed this place hundreds of times but never been in before. Glad we did decide to call in. Staff were very friendly and welcoming. We only had a...More

Thank Tommy2925
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

Stopped of here for a pub lunch. Always looking for dog friendly and this was. Plenty of space up the back for my two larger dogs. Another dog in at same time Anne plenty of space. Food was reasonably priced and was a decent portion....More

Thank garyhh2016
Reviewed 6 June 2017

We called in late evening and were going to stay for the Quiz (Thursday) but the day had caught up with us so just stayed for a few drinks. Overall the place is a bit old worldy with a decent assortment of ales. We did...More

1  Thank Big_Kenn57
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

We popped in simply because everywhere else was packed and what a surprise. Reasonably priced drinks and food. Although it is on a main road it was incredibly quiet. The food was spot on and generous in portion size and the waitress was lovely.

Thank becci r
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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
Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, 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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