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Boulder, United States
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My Fiance and I had two (2) wonder nights staying at The Wild Boar in late November (over the US Thanksgiving Holiday) and were *extremely* impressed with the staff, the location, the food & drink and the wonderful buildings and restaurant / bar. Parking was easy, access from the motorway excellent and, even though we had the dogs with us,...

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EnglishLakesManager, General Manager at The Wild Boar, responded to this review

Dear Mark W Thank you for taking the time to post such a fantastic review of your recent stay. We do hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the very near future. Best regards Matt Stanaway

Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Found it; a place to take all the children obsessed with telephones and internet connection and what did we do? we left them behind! The connectivity here is a real problem, when the internet works it is not brilliant and the best chance of making contact on a mobile phone is to walk about three miles so for us, absolute...

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EnglishLakesManager, General Manager at The Wild Boar, responded to this review

Dear TonyC008 Many thanks for such a positive review of your stay (although I will check any known issues with our free wi-fi service as this is usually very reliable). I will of course share your comments with my team and we hope to welcome you back very soon. Best regards Matt Stanaway

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent restaurant and micro brewery. We went there for a special birthday and the service was excellent They served the toddlers first to prevent crankiness and in the back room near the microbrewery there were children's books and toys which kept them entertained while we waited for more food to arrive. The only con was the fact they forgot to...

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EnglishLakesManager, General Manager at The Wild Boar, responded to this review

Dear C_O_Lewis Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your visit to The Wild Boar - great to read that this proved enjoyable (apologies for the delay with the ice cream) and we hope to welcome you back soon. Best regards Matt Stanaway

Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed there for my 60th birthday celebrations (32 years after staying there for our honeymoon) and still an exceptional hotel with great service and wonderful food. Nice room with a four poster bed. Great choices for breakfast.

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EnglishLakesManager, General Manager at The Wild Boar, responded to this review

Dear John P Many thanks for a great review of your long-awaited return and congratulations once again from all the team here at The Wild Boar! We do hope to welcome you back very soon. Best regards Matt Stanaway

East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited for a late evening meal on saturday night, absolutely blown away! Food and service was impeccable, beautifully cooked, beautifully presented - faultless. Staff were attentive without being intrusive, surroundings were fantastic. Without a doubt one of my top three dining experiences, superb value for money. I'm from East Yorkshire so not local unfortunatley but it will certainly be my...

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EnglishLakesManager, General Manager at The Wild Boar, responded to this review

Dear Waitress97 Thank you for such a fantastic review of your visit to 'The Boar' last Saturday and I was delighted to learn that this proved so enjoyable. We hope to welcome you back in the not too distant future and please do contact us should you be interested in making this an overnight stay! Best regards Matt Stanaway

Penrith, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are a plethora of hotels in the Windermere area to suit all tastes. The Wild Boar sits a little away from the hubbub of Bowness in beautifully varied walking country with numerous tarns dotted around it. Our visit was a one night stay to attend a wedding and we thoroughly enjoyed it. A basic room provided a fine view...

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EnglishLakesManager, General Manager at The Wild Boar, responded to this review

Dear BobDunda Thank you for taking the time to complete our online questionnaire following your recent stay at The Wild Boar Inn- great to read that you enjoyed the wedding celebration and we do hope to welcome you back very soon. Best regards Matt Stanaway

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took advantage of special 2 night package. We had the cheapest room rate but the room was large with a good selection of hot drinks and bathroom lotions provided. Comfortable bed. Best thing about the hotel is the food. Restaurant is very busy so book even if you are staying there. Menu leaves you spoiled for choice with both standards...

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EnglishLakesManager, General Manager at The Wild Boar, responded to this review

Dear Diane B Many thanks for such a positive review of your two night break at The Wild Boar Inn. Great to read that we will hopefully have the pleasure of welcoming you back in 2017! Best regards Matt Stanaway

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Restaurant served some nice food, sort of gastro food quality with some nice dishes to choose from and the ambiance was pleasant too, but we didn't feel it was worth the prices they were charging, it was the sort of prices you would expect to pay in a good city centre establishment. Our room for the three nights was pleasant...

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EnglishLakesManager, General Manager at The Wild Boar, responded to this review

Dear redpen183 Thanks you for taking the time to review your stay - I was pleased to read that, overall, this was enjoyable and will of course discuss your comments with my Housekeeping team in an effort to ensure our usual high standards are maintained at all times. We hope to welcome you back at some point in the future....

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nothing was too much trouble for the majority of the staff, although a smile from the breakfast team would have been appreciated. That said this is a beautiful hotel in a beautiful location and the food is top quality. We will most definitely stay again.

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EnglishLakesManager, General Manager at The Wild Boar, responded to this review

Dear Berny W Many thanks for such a positive review. I will of course monitor any further comments relating to our breakfast team as this is most unusual and we hope to welcome you back to The Wild Boar Inn very soon. Best regards Matt Stanaway

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was invited to a business meeting dinner with colleagues that were working locally to The Wild Boar. Arriving about 30 mins earlier than my colleagues I parked up at the rear and walked to the front of the restaurant took a seat and ordered a drink. Service was good. The worn leather armchairs in the small bar area were...

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EnglishLakesManager, General Manager at The Wild Boar, responded to this review

Dear Cheekyjohn13 Many thanks for such a positive review of your visit to 'The Boar'. I was pleased to read that you thoroughly enjoyed your evening with us and that we will hopefully have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the future. Best regards Matt Stanaway

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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The Grill & Smokehouse Restaurant
The Grill & Smokehouse Restaurant
Cuisines: European, British, International
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Breakfast
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Wild Boar with 33 bedrooms, grill, smokehouse and brewhouse nestles in a peaceful setting in the Gilpin Valley, Windermere close to the Lake. Benefiting from the beautiful surrounding countryside, including its own private woodland for guests to enjoy, whilst perfectly positioned to explore the rest of the great outdoors in the fabulous Lake District National Park. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Wild Boar

Address: Crook Road, Windermere LA23 3NF, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
Price Range: $156 - $262 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Wild Boar 4*
Number of rooms: 33
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Also Known As:
The Wild Boar Hotel Crook
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Windermere
#6 Luxury Hotel in Windermere
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“Pay for the "superior" rooms!! The cheaper ones are in a "new" wing, on the back of the main building, and not so "charming".”
 of 5 bubbles markwB241OZ, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a refurbished room ...... outstanding”
 of 5 bubbles , 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Towards the rear as it's away from the road.”
 of 5 bubbles Cheekyjohn13, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
“If u get a chance get a better room although all are comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles susiema, 5 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Try and avoid room backing onto kitchen prep area.”
 of 5 bubbles 215philm, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
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