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The Old John Peel Inn

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Rayrigg Road | Bowness-on-Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3BZ, England
11:00 - 23:00
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Bath, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I had steak n kidney pudding ...came with excellant chips ..peas and Julianne carrots which were obviously frozen and we're boiled not steamed , too cold, wet and flavourless. The steak n kidney pud was ok ..lots of meat and rich gravy and not bad for £7.75. My partner had mixed grill at £15.95 and it was all too dry... More 

Thank kmorris53
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40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Having been walking and driving round the lakes for most of the day,we ended up in Windermere on our way back to our Hotel in Kirkby Stephen..We stumbled upon this place and decided to eat here..Food was typical pub food at reasonable prices..Service was less than expected..The bloke was definitely fed up about something as he was quite abrasive and... More 

Thank CrimsonCrowbar
Oakland, California
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1,337 reviews
493 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's the usual menu for a pub. Quality was good, staff friendly enough. Very popular spot. Cute atmosphere.

Thank Thomas V
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived at our b&b in the pouring rain and ended up at John Peel for supper. Best pie we have had ever and everything else was cooked perfectly and piping hot. Also very reasonable.

Thank Trish J
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38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Me and my wife took our two grand children to lake windermere as they love a trip on the big boats. We decided to have something to eat to save when we got home, Big mistake. My five tear old grandson wanted cheese burger, granddaughter wanted lasagna, my wife burger and I went for the steak and ale pie. The... More 

Thank Ian M
Selby, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

called in for a pub meal after a long drive and was met with a cheery smile and welcome. we both ordered the mixed grill and were stuffed by the end of it. everything cooked perfectly. the other food coming out looked just as good

Thank paulcoupland
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Bowness on Windermere with my wife and children, very hungry kids at the end of the first day there and popped in as food smelt lovely, great children's menu and great choice through the menu for the adults. Very kind staff, super food, welcoming with family and our dog, cannot complain and will return. Cannot go wrong here.

Thank Andy H
Rochester, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely lovely pub! The staff where so friendly. Wonderful chilled atmosphere, very clean and had a beautiful meal with my family! Can definitely recommend. 5 stars! Thank you guys x

Thank swood1235
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After travelling for 6 hours to the lakes we checked in to our hotel and went for a wander, we stumbled across here and decided to stop for a drink, we glanced at the menu and realised we were hungry, the food didn't dissapoint and was great value for money

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Newtown, United Kingdom
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302 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Typical pub grub at a location that is easy to find and park nearby, not in the busy part of town thus reasonable prices, standard fare with gravy seems the best option, beer is fine too.

Thank Charles F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rayrigg Road | Bowness-on-Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3BZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Bowness-on-Windermere
Postcode - LA23 3BZ

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