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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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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Absolutely amazing. Lamb shank was to die for, best I've had. Reasonably priced apart from the pint of peroni which was £5:40! Other than that perfect food, atmosphere & staff. Really enjoyed ourselves.

Thank Nathan H
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went here after a recommendation from friends and were not disappointed. Restaurant overlooks the street and is tastefully decorated. Food was delicious. We both had 3 courses and a bottle of wine. We recommend people to try this restaurant and would definitely go again.

Thank mamatwo
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went for breakfast on Saturday and found it almost impossible to order. The waiter was rude almost like we shouldn't of been ordering the breakfast and when I tried to order a few separate bits instead of a full breakfast it was the end of the world and he just said no. At that point I was just going to... More 

Thank bd2222
Horwich, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

On our holiday to carnforth we decided to make the 40 Mile round trip to bowness for another visit to this fantastic restaurant. We weren't disappointed I had the fish finger butty & my partner had the cod & chips both delicious. The deserts all look gorgeous in the cabinet so decided to share the tiramisu which was to die... More 

Thank Carriejolene
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Second time eating here, the staff were so welcoming and friendly. The food was amazing and very filling, I would definitely recommend everyone to try here at least once!

Thank Yoda997
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

First night in Windermere, found Village Inn without looking at reviews. Meal was really lovely, managed to find a cosy corner to relax and have a meal, it was quiet enough for our baby to sleep in our pram but has a good atmosphere in the rest of the bar/restaurant if you're looking for something more upbeat.

Thank Anna M
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a family meal here tonight. Nothing worth complaining to staff about but very average. Food is fine but very clearly from 3663 catering services, not freshly created. Frozen chips. Average I don't mind but paying £17 for an average main I do! Ate at Riva across the road last night which was much better value. Not a great difference... More 

Thank Joanne D
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely place. Didn't eat but had lovely cocktails. Was really nice to have nuts on the bar really friendly place

Thank Lesley W
Lake District
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221 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Weekend away with friends in the Lakes. They had been here before so recommended it, they were more disappointed than us as last time apparently, well 3-4 times as it happens, they have been and had a good meal. This time they were disappointed, whilst my pasta was nice, their steak was tough and small, the kebab was tough, with... More 

Thank Helvellyn2009
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner here last night. Our food was the best we've tasted in a long time. The service was great very friendly staff I would highly recommend the chicken kebabs 👌🏻⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ perfect & we look forward to eating here again soon.

Thank Clairemacca

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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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?