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Village Inn

St Martin's Hill | Lake Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3DE, England
+44 15394 43731
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Overview
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
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“kebab” (83 reviews)
“burger” (73 reviews)
“mussels” (61 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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LOCATION
St Martin's Hill | Lake Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3DE, England
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1 - 10 of 1,664 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great funky place to eat & drink, music was a little loud for diners .. but loved the place.. great atmosphere

Thank Frubalicious
DCheadoffice, Owner at Village Inn, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for your review, I am pleased you enjoyed your visit and hope you will call again when you are next in Bowness

Reviewed yesterday

We all live locally and wanted to celebrate a friends Birthday. The service was reasonable although we did wait quite a while to be served. The food was variable, out of eight people the split was fifty-fifty, some food reasonable with some poor meals. Two...More

Thank Bluey2016
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

As part of a short visit we picked 3 restaurants prior to arrival which both satisfied location requirements but most importantly had very good reviews on Trip Advisor. Staff were warm and helpful and the surroundings were very attractive. We chose a pre meal drink...More

Thank aw1812
DCheadoffice, Owner at Village Inn, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for your review. I am pleased the Village Inn lived up to your expectations and you enjoyed your visit. I hope you will visit us again when you are next in Bowness

Reviewed 3 days ago

we just wanted a quick drink on patio and were not sure if you had to buy food. quickly put at our ease by friendly waiter who said it was fine to do so.Food being served looked lovely and inside the pub looked something special....More

Thank lorrainerolls
DCheadoffice, Owner at Village Inn, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for your review. I am pleased you enjoyed your drinks and were treated well by our staff. We look forward to welcoming you again when you are next in Bowness.

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had a great dinner here with friends recently. Positives - has 3-4 themed areas to eat all of which are upscale and different, had large board games to keep kids occupied while us adults caught up on the day, food and service were great and...More

Thank scottlam77
DCheadoffice, Owner at Village Inn, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for your review. I am pleased you enjoyed your visit to the Village and the food was to your liking. I hope you will call again when you are next in Bowness.

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Just were very impressed with the food and service from this restaurant. My wife who is gluten free and I we just looking for somewhere to have lunch and there are so many choices in this busy area. We certainly picked the right one as...More

Thank Sailn4u2
DCheadoffice, Owner at Village Inn, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your visit to The Village. I am pleased you enjoyed the food and the staff looked after you well. I hope you will call again next time you are in the area.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely meal and staff top quality food. We eat there last night had a lovely time. Seating is lovely plenty seating outside also thanks for lovely evening

Thank Stephen R
749headoffice, Owner at Village Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your review. I am pleased you enjoyed the food and the staff looked after you well. I hope you will call in again when you are next in Bowness.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised with the food... not cheap for bar/bistro food but well worth it. We had beef skewers and a seafood pasta... all were exceptionally good and well portioned. The decor inside was very dark and uninviting but we ate outside in the...More

Thank Shaun H
749headoffice, Owner at Village Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your review, I am pleased you enjoyed the food. The decor has been commented on several times and we find that people either love it or dislike it, it is all a matter of taste. I hope you will visit us again...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has a really nice chilled feel to it . We only stopped for a quick drink during a very hot sunny day, but ordered a snack which was excellent.

Thank HVCI
749headoffice, Owner at Village Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your review. I am pleased you enjoyed your visit and the snack was to your liking. We look forward to seeing you again when you are next in the area - and maybe try one of our dishes from the menu.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed a couple of drinks here during our visit to Bowness. We sat at one of the tables outside enjoying our drinks and just people watching. Being a Friday evening the place was buzzing and suited us perfectly except for the price of the...More

Thank Anne311247
749headoffice, Owner at Village Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review, I am pleased you enjoyed your visit here. Peroni is one of the most expensive drinks to purchase and we work on a reasonable percentage on our stock in the Village. We are unfortunately in a very expensive area of...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$32
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
08:30 - 00:00
Monday
08:30 - 00:00
Tuesday
08:30 - 00:00
Wednesday
08:30 - 00:00
Thursday
08:30 - 00:00
Friday
08:30 - 00:00
Saturday
08:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: St Martin's Hill | Lake Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3DE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Bowness-on-Windermere
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 43731
  • E-mail
Description
The Village Inn is one of Bowness-on-Windermere's most popular bars, situated just seconds from the shores of Lake Windermere and is open daily from 10am until late, serving fresh, locally sourced produce, with homemade pasta dishes and creations from the grill, a speciality. The bar offers a wide range of real ales and an excellent selection of vodkas, beers, brandies, and an extensive wine list with 50 wines from around the globe. In the summer, the Village Inn also launched a new range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails, which have proved especially popular, in addition to new outside furniture and heaters.

The Village Inn Bar and Grill is in the heart of Bowness-on-Windermere, its busy restaurant and bar make it a great place for locals and tourists a like. Come and see for yourself!
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