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Bar, British, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
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Reviewed 3 days ago

What Amazing Food they serve I had Fish Chips and Peas the portions where so generous I could not eat a pudding. Excellent staff Very clean and also a gem of a place and very good prices .They have a open Fire and makes the...property cozy on cold nights Dogs are welcome as well. Will be returning defiantly Thank you for a lovely eveningMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for the weekend nice comfy room.bed was amazing and very comfy, very clean. The bathroom was like a fridge I put my bottle of water in there to stay cold , the window had a massive gap which didn't shut properly and it...sounded like people were in the bathroom with you when they were talking at the front door off the pub.i wasn't keen on the food we ate in the pub on the first evening and wasn't keen the chips were really greasy but tasted like oionin rings and the curry didn't have a lot of flavour. The breakfast wasn't great either and i didn't eat hardly any off that either so we didnt bother the next day and went for breakfast somwhwre else but the room and pub were nice with great location staff were friendly would stay again but when it's abit warmer as room is cold but you do get a extra heater tho i also wouldnt eat there againMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 8 January 2024

LOVELY little Inn. Stayed 2 nights, owner's very welcoming. Lovely breakfast. And the coffee was most appreciated one afternoon. Food looked great..

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 13 December 2023 via mobile

On the crazy snowy weekend in December the open fire was a warm welcome. Service was good and the menu had plenty of choice. I had the steak pie which was good but not great. This was our second visit here and I'm sure we'll...return.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 13 December 2023

Holidaying in Bowness on Windermere couldn't have gone better. The Royal Oak inn is the place to stay at. It's conveniently located in the heart of Bowness just off the main street so very quite. The rooms are welcoming and very clean and the bed...super comfy guaranteeing a good night's sleep. Food is great and there's a wide selection of drinks and spirits too. Hearty breakfast offered with the option of additional items at no charge. The staff are all lovely - helpful, courteous and friendly. Will definitely be back if ever in the Cumbria area. A home away from home place ❤️More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 12 December 2023 via mobile

We had a lovely lunch at the Royal Oak. Food was great and the service was brilliant. Going in with a dog and a baby we received a very warm welcome and we all really enjoyed our lunch. Would recommend the hallomi sticks, they are...amazing.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 3 December 2023 via mobile

Lovely place,food is great and very reasonable,staff are polite and friendly and its dog friendly,overall i would reccomend and would return.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 20 November 2023

We came here one evening for dinner and really enjoyed it. The food was great and there was a nice choice of beer and lager. The service was excellent too. (I seem to remember coming here earlier in the year and you were shown to...a table upon entering and the drinks were table service. Thankfully that has gone now!)More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 7 November 2023 via mobile

Fantastic This place is amazing with dogs, even large ones Great food, v relaxed, lots of room and friendly staff Well done

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 9 October 2023

I have overlooked this place in many years of visiting Bowness but this is a lovely pub with extremely friendly and helpful staff. It has a decent range of beers and they do serve food (I dd not eat there). I will be visiting this...pub on every trip going forward.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 7 October 2023

Excellent. Friendly staff. Great home cooked food. Most comfiest bed. Lovely breakfast. Spot on location with free parking. Will return again. Thank you A +

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 11 September 2023

Stayed for 2 nights and was very pleased with our stay, great location with parking. All staff friendly and its a good pub with beer garden. Cannot fault and definitely return. Thank you Royal Oak for having us.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 10 September 2023 via mobile

Fabulous stay. Perfect location. Staff friendly and accommodation spotless. Booked again for next year upon checking out. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 6 September 2023 via mobile

We called on spec ; dinner time 7pm - 4 adults 2 children . Saturday afternoon the weather had been amazing. Welcomed very friendly staff ; table inside or out. Food was delicious ; homemade lasagne with garlic bread … Burger; Cumberland Sausage and three...bean chilli… All we’re delicious .More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 18 August 2023 via mobile

The menu had a good choice of favourites including fish and chips, curry and lasagne. I opted for the gluten free haddock, chips snd mushy peas which was delicious. The chips were chunky, crispy and fluffy inside! My family enjoyed their meals too. My Son...opted for the local cumberland sausage which he enjoyed. The staff were very friendly and welcoming, offering treats for our dog which he loved. Plenty of seating outside. Would recommend!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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I don't recall seeing any TVs to be honest. There was a back room that I think had a pool table so, perhaps, there was a TV in there. Not sure if they show live footy though and doubt it - it's more of a real ale and food... More
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Royal Oak Inn is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4