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Vinegar Jones

Royal Square | Bowness on Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3DB, England
+44 15394 44846
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Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good25%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (166 reviews)
“pies” (7 reviews)
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CUISINES
Fast food, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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LOCATION
Royal Square | Bowness on Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3DB, England
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Reviewed yesterday

The fish & chips we got to take away we're horrible. We both threw half of each of ours in the bin.could not eat them.we sat at the back in the shade quite a nice little seat.As we were walking at the front a young...More

Thank ElaineJEastYorkshire
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

You could not find a finer example of our national dish as this. Beautiful crispy batter, tasty fish and the chips, well, excellent. My wife and I enjoyed them very much. Excellent service from the lady who served us, very friendly indeed. Would recommend to...More

Thank Ray C
Reviewed 4 days ago

Nicely cooked fish & chips with pretty fast service. We wanted tea to drink and were a little disappointed to be given a paper cup and tea bag and told to use the machine upstairs. Here you need to insert £2 for the necessary water...More

Thank PWH2013
TheLakesWaterTiger, Front Office Manager at Vinegar Jones, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for you review, so please that you found the food to be well cooked and the service efficient. We use a standard type drinks machine, which yes is paper cup and tea bag. Yes, unfortunately the building is as it was in 1870...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

We have been to Bowness on Windermere on many occasions and always pay a visit to Vinegar Jones. The fish and chips here are absolutely delicious. We sat in this time and were served by a very pleasant staff member. We would recommend a visit...More

Thank Anne311247
TheLakesWaterTiger, Front Office Manager at Vinegar Jones, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your wonderful review and recommendation. The team are delighted by comments and are all claiming to be the very pleasant staff member. We hope you call again very soon. Vinegar Jones establishing tradition of the Great British Chippy.

Reviewed 1 week ago

There is nothing better than eating freshly cooked fish and chips sitting either by the sea or in this case by the Lake. Unlike most Fish and Chips, there was a thin coating of batter on the fish that was light and crispy. The chips...More

Thank Oliver S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good fish with chips and scampi with chips, takeaway or sit in area which we decided to use as we didn't wish to gamble with the weather (rain outside). Would recommend for a very reasonably priced meal good quality meal.More

Thank Gordon R
TheLakesWaterTiger, Front Office Manager at Vinegar Jones, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for the review, we are always delighted to hear that people have enjoyed their experience at Vinegar Jones. While fish and chips taste wonderful al fresco our eat in area with lovely views is a great alternative, when there is chance...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been here quite a few times with passengers and he always pleased them with his fish and chips I enjoyed his chips and sausage and so did the rest of my group

Thank jat999
TheLakesWaterTiger, Front Office Manager at Vinegar Jones, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you of you review, we are pleased that you are a returning customer and thank you for your recommendation. Vinegar Jones establishing tradition of the Great British Chippy.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

family of nine (three generations). Got takeaway sausage chips fish scampi fish cakes All fantastic. Would highly recommendMore

Thank gracebouch
TheLakesWaterTiger, Front Office Manager at Vinegar Jones, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for SIMPLY THE BEST review. Glad you enjoyed you takeaway, seems as though you have tasted most of the menu!! Hope to see you all again very soon. How lovely when a family holiday together, a pleasure to serve. Vinegar Jones establishing tradition...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I have eaten here twice, on both occasions we visited the Lakes together and enjoyed it both times! There is always a queue, never a bad thing, and there is lots of choice but its expensive. Same price as Cornwall, maybe more,...More

Thank AliceeeBradley
TheLakesWaterTiger, Front Office Manager at Vinegar Jones, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your review. We are delighted you enjoyed the yummy chips. We only source the finest potatoes and fish and try to be as good value as possible. Glad you found the portions good and hope to see you again very...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Bowness and as it was national fish and chip day thought we would indulge. Great fish and chips with a good selection of other items also gluten free fish cakes, service was cheerful and the staff were helpful even though it looked pretty busy,...More

Thank gill o
TheLakesWaterTiger, Front Office Manager at Vinegar Jones, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for the lovely review, we are pleased you enjoyed you meal and are proud to offer the gluten free selection. The team appreciate you comments about service and hope to see you again very soon. Vinegar Jones establishing tradition of the...More

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Tweetypies
I would like to know what time you are open in March on Friday and Saturdays please
19 February 2017|
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Response from michaelb1950 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I was there in February and they were closing at 7.30pm. You can ring them on 01539 444846.
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Amar Adam H
What oil do you fry in?
15 August 2016|
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Response from TheLakesWaterTiger | Property representative |
Hi, we fry in vegetable oil. We did run out of fish yesterday, we were so busy. However we have learnt and are ordering more. Sorry to people who queued and were disappointed.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Royal Square | Bowness on Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3DB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Bowness-on-Windermere
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 44846
Description
Traditional British fish and chip takeaway with eat in facility. Butcher Shop pies, sausages and burgers. Vegetarian, Halal and Gluten free meals available. Fresh fish and potatoes prepared in house. Watch your meal being prepared. Family owned and run. Free wifi, hot drinks machine and bathroom facilities.
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