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The Grill & Smokehouse Restaurant

Crook Road, Windermere LA23 3NF, England
+44 15394 45225
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good20%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“wild boar” (179 reviews)
“steak” (119 reviews)
“baked alaska” (14 reviews)
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British, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Crook Road, Windermere LA23 3NF, England
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Reviewed yesterday

We had two nights here the fish and chips were good - the steak was excellent. Breakfast was good particularly the Eggs Benedict. Lots of walking, enjoying the papers and a drink by an open fire in the late afternoon. Had a problem with a...More

Thank MillsYorkshire
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been to the lakes a lot over the past 4 years and have always raved about the Wild Boar to friends and fellow visitors to the lakes which is why we booked a family meal there for my husbands birthday. Unfortunately our family...More

Thank mimsynotts
Reviewed 1 week ago

I throughly recommend! The food was excellent! If you like meat then you should make the effort to visit. Great experience and knowledgable staff! Probably one of the most enjoyable meals and the best steak I have had in the UK. It was a very...More

Thank James F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I visited The Wild Boar for dinner on Bank Holiday Monday. The building itself and the decor in the dining room could not be faulted, nor the service, however we were less than impressed with the food! My partner had the wild...More

Thank jasdeep s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying nearby and took our son here for a late birthday meal. He is a firm carnivore and demolished his wild boar steak with relish. Food very good. Lovely restaurant. Relaxed service. Great for a special occasion but a bit pricey for what...More

Thank BennyDiction
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chose the Wild Boar as the location to celebrate my husbands birthday and am so pleased I did. We were warmly welcomed to a room which was beyond our expectations. Nothing was too much trouble for any of the staff. Everything was perfect and we...More

Thank K7687BXpaula
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Booked over the phone with a really friendly host, it was last minute in peak season but we were accommodated well. Upon arrival the car park was rammed which is always a good sign. We were shown our table, this place was clearly all about...More

Thank TOMH1978
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Sunday lunch just before the heavens opened (a typical Lake District Summer). We arrived hoping to warm ourselves up. No chance. No heating on, despite a very chilly atmosphere. And it wasn't just the heating, the staff were pretty chilly too. Plenty of them but...More

Thank othersideofthewold
Reviewed 4 August 2017

We've been here a few times for special treat meals. The food is beautiful and the setting is unique. The portions look a little stingy, but we've always been fully satisfied. They use good quality local ingredients and they are cooked beautifully. The prices are...More

Thank Adrian150
Reviewed 22 July 2017

A wonderful weekend in a C16 coaching inn surrounded by idyllic countryside, close to Kendal, Bowness and Windermere. Food to die for; home-smoked meat; extremely friendly and knowledgeable staff; comfortable rooms; our whole stay was an absolute delight. Huge selection at Breakfast; best burger I...More

Thank susanna437
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:00
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18:30 - 21:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Crook Road, Windermere LA23 3NF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Windermere
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 45225
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  • This restaurant is at The Wild Boar
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