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Royal Square | Bowness on Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3DB, England
+44 15394 44846
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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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198 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It has improved since the last time we visited. It has a good website. Couldn't find the opening times on it though and walked past the shop while it was closed and still couldn't see any opening times . Anyway we went at teatime and I had scampi and chips and peas. For a takeaway I thought it was v... More 

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Thank annie792
St Helens, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

we ate here one night really good reasonably price fish and chips you could eat in or take away. Very clean staff very nice

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Thank happy13524
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The fish had a lovely crispy batter the chips could have been saltier but were pretty good too. A nice take away.

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Thank Hanykha
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a top notch meal of fish n chips with mushy peas - a brilliant end to a lovely day out in the Lakes. The fish was delicious with thin, crispy batter and the chips were not greasy at all. We sat upstairs and it was spotless.This place is an old favourite and always delivers. Love it!

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Thank Daytripper125
norfolk uk
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

After another long day out on our holiday in the Lakes we wanted a quick meal on our way back to our cottage . Fish and chips were needed and we didn't have to look far as we stopped off in Bowness-on -Windermere . We came across Vinegar Jones and ordered our fish and chips and decided to eat in... More 

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Thank jan5norfolkuk
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5 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fantastic lunch of the freshest fish and chips, which was also gluten free and accompanied by fab mushy peas. Well worth a visit.

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Thank Gerri O
TheLakesWaterTiger, Front Office Manager at Vinegar Jones, responded to this review

Wonderful review, thank you so much. We are delighted you enjoyed our GF fish and chips and hope you call back soon. Vinegar Jones establishing tradition of the Great British Chippy. More 

Spalding, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here because had read online they do gluten free fish and chips. You order and pay for your meal and then they bring it. I had ordered two teas they didn't arrive with the meal. We ate the meal gasping for a drink. The fish and chips themselves were very good especially considering they are gluten free. Personally we... More 

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Thank N00kie
TheLakesWaterTiger, Front Office Manager at Vinegar Jones, responded to this review

Many apologies for the late arrival of the tea. We have had a continuing problem with our hot drinks machine, causing chaos and disappointment all round. We have a brand new 2017, bean to cup, tea bags only machine on order, delivery within three weeks. So please be patient Trip Advisors, sometimes there is a delay on tea made by... More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Called in for Fish and chips for a family of four at lunchtime. We were pleasantly surprised to find that Vinegar Jones serve Haddock as standard and for a small surcharge you can eat in, upstairs in their popular and spotless dining room. The food was piping hot and generously portioned. The staff were friendly and helpful. The serving staff... More 

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Thank John K
TheLakesWaterTiger, Front Office Manager at Vinegar Jones, responded to this review

Thank you so much for you fabulous review. Definitely one to be printed out and shown to the team, this makes all the work and sourcing and cleaning etc really worthwhile and is what Paul has worked towards over the past 10 years. Vinegar Jones establishing tradition of the Great British Chippy. More 

Llandinam, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So pleased to discover a chippy that caters for folk who need gluten free food. We were welcomed in and swiftly served in the upstairs seating area. (NB the stairs are steep).The GF fish batter was delicious. Only downside was that their tea machine was out of action!

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Thank Cymru195
TheLakesWaterTiger, Front Office Manager at Vinegar Jones, responded to this review

Thanks so much for you great review. Yes the GF batter is amazing and quite a few of our customers and the team prefer the light crispy flavour. Apologies regarding the tea machine, all singing all dancing 2017 model is on order and being built as we speak, so say the Drinks Company. Meanwhile we can always brew for you... More 

Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate in the dining-room upstairs at Vinegar Jones. You have to make your order in the chip shop at ground level and then find a table upstairs to wait for your food. The room is very basic, with a coffee machine. The staff are not too friendly, just answer the questions and take the order. We asked for bottled... More 

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Thank 40outdoorgirl
TheLakesWaterTiger, Front Office Manager at Vinegar Jones, responded to this review

Thank you for your marvellous review , Delicious food is the comment the team are delighted with. Apologies for the lack of glasses, yes, this is just an eat in area, we do not provide restaurant facilities at the moment but all comments are taken on board and discussed at the monthly team meeting. We are delighted that you state... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Fast food, British, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Royal Square | Bowness on Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3DB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Bowness-on-Windermere
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 44846
Description
Traditional British fish and chip takeaway with eat in facility. Butcher Shop pies, sausages and burgers. Vegetarian, Halal and Gluten free meals available. Fresh fish and potatoes prepared in house. Watch your meal being prepared. Family owned and run. Free wifi, hot drinks machine and bathroom facilities.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?