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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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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
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“kebab” (111 reviews)
“mussels” (55 reviews)
“steak” (74 reviews)
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Bar, British, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
St Martin's Hill | Lake Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3DE, England
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Reviewed 14 September 2016

Fantastic service, great food ( up there with the best things i've eaten).Staff were friendly and attentive.It was very busy but we got seated within 15 minutes and had drinks while waiting.Its not cheap but not much around here is and the quality was well...More

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 14 September 2016

On a busy bank holiday Sunday in Windermere we stopped off here as a group of 8 for a late afternoon meal. The seating outside was great and we easily managed to get all of around a few tables. The menu looked good and we...More

Thank Natasha J
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Only went in here for breakfast and was pleasantly surprised. Really nice and slightly quirky inside. Food was beautiful, I had a bacon roll on the nicest bap and my partner had the full breakfast. I would say that you do need to order toast...More

Thank Victoria1977_11
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Very much over priced Three burger meals, admittedly of above average quality, with three drinks, one a soft cola came to £52 Busy because of the area the style of cuisine it is a lot more than just another burger joint There is a menu...More

Thank Stephen G
Management response:Responded 6 October 2016

Our burgers are home made and a complete meal, if you look at prices in similar establishments you will find that they compare favourably. My wife and I have just returned from a trip away and happened to have burgers - these cost £4 more...More

Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I love the decor inside their place. It was busy but we pre booked a table. The food was fantastic. I had a steak that was cooked to perfection. We were too full for pudding but the cocktails were lovely as well. I would definitely...More

Thank gemmab27
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Looking for lunch we initially walked past the Village Inn and we thought it was a sports pub. However on asking a local where to eat, they recommended it so we gave it a go. Inside it is beautiful, we turned right and went through...More

Thank whitOw
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We ate here twice when we were visiting the lakes. The food was beautiful, the staff were friendly and the cocktail menu was spot on. 👌🏼this restaurant was within walking distance to the hotel we were staying In but after walking around Trying to find...More

Thank Angiesheridan
Reviewed 11 September 2016

There is a lack of atmosphere here. The waiters were polite this time around but not very attentive. It took ages after taking us to our table to come back, and ask if we wanted to order drinks. We both had the hanging chicken kebab,...More

Thank SLeeH
Management response:Responded 6 October 2016

Chicken kebabs have been served in the same way since we opened so I am not sure what went wrong when you visited. Chips are always served with American Spices, we can do them without if requested. Regarding the "stuff" on the tables, we can...More

Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Visited on a very wet Friday night. Had a lovely chicken kebab and OH had the mussels starter as a main course - really enough as a main. Food was excellent and reasonably priced. Will visit again.

Thank Les C
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

We ate lunch here on a rainy day. The soup was delicious. I also ordered the mini-Caesar salad, and the two items made for a very big lunch! The service was great!

Thank cfsw
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Elaine I
22 November 2017|
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Response from pangalactic_1 | Reviewed this property |
It was fine for lunch at the beginning of November, and they were serving a large group in a separate room at the time, as well as quite a few tables in the main room.
Barry N
21 October 2017|
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Response from aw1812 | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think so - but you could always ring the restaurant and ask?
Kev W
17 September 2017|
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Response from Coutts99 | Reviewed this property |
I don't
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$35
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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
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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