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St Martin's Hill | Lake Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3DE, England
+44 15394 43731
08:30 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 00:00
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

Dropped in for lunch was very impressed with the decor, Only concern if I Was a Buddhist was the Buda sitting on the floor (this is not respectfull) anyway I am not so on with the review. My wife had the Haddock and Chips which were very nice, smallest dish of tartar sauce 3 dunks and it was gone, same... More 

2 Thank Carl P
Shefford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

Went here twice in October with friends family 2 dogs and 4year old they even had peanut butter sandwiches and chips on the menu for the little one. Lovely food and lovely bar that you can take your dogs in . Dogs in bar only but this was the same as the restaurant lovely decor and clean .

Thank wendy b
Consett, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2015 via mobile

This is a very modern/quirky vodka bar. Fantastic decor and nice atmosphere. Would definitely recommend.

Thank nova d
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58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2015 via mobile

Not been here for a few years but boy has it been revamped lovely decor making it a lot brighter inside. We sat outside on the bench with a pint and a cuppa tea which was brought to me. Lovely service will go back at some point to try the food.

Thank Jeb B
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2015

Fantastic location, brilliant to take dogs into as it doesn't feel like you're having to lower your standards for your fur buddy.

Thank PennyBedfordshire
East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2015

This is the second visit to this establishment, we were here on holiday again and had remembered it from earlier in the year. We were not disappointed. We had a lunch time light bite and it was delicious, service was excellent, staff friendly, food tasty and freshly prepared, average cost for area. Dogs are allowed but only in the bar... More 

Thank alwayshopePerthshire
Preston, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015

After having good experience on previous visits our Sunday night meal with family was average, was embarrassed because we were saying what a nice place for a meal, on arrival not very busy but still 50 minute wait for food,drinks pricey, Luke warm beef on the Sunday roast and very burnt Yorkshire pud wife not happy, my visit to the... More 

Thank europa460
Burnley, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015

very warm and friendly location. The staff are great very accommodating and always willing to help. This is a favourite place of ours to eat and will be returning sooner rather than later. can accommodate parties too with a nice side room say for 14 plus guests. A nice wine selection and good beers. E real good place to visit.

Thank Neil T
Manchester, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015

Fabulous meal and great atmosphere. Had the hanging kebabs again, gorgeous chips, so sorry I couldn't finish them all! My husband had the ham shank which he said was excellent. Well worth a visit.

Thank LYNNE822
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2015 via mobile

Went with my partner for a romantic evening meal, sat down in a room which was quiet and had no atmosphere, sat there for 30 minutes looking at a shabby looking menu before someone bothered to ecolodge us. Stud up and left to find a more friendly and customer driven place to dine.

3 Thank Nicole H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$31
Bar, British, Grill, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:30 - 00:00
08:30 - 00:00
08:30 - 00:00
08:30 - 00:00
08:30 - 00:00
08:30 - 00:00
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
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?