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The Boathouse Bar & Restaurant


Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Bar, British, Grill, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Groups, Bar Scene

Location and contact

The Boathouse Bar & Restaurant is located at Windermere Marina and is open to the general public. Serving breakfast from 9am, food is served all day with last orders at 9pm. The bar is open until 11pm.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Bar, British, Grill, Gastropub
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Buffet, Parking Available, Wine and Beer
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All reviews pizza fish and chips calamari steak bread overlooking the marina bank holiday ate here evening meal lovely evening home made relaxed atmosphere be visiting again couldn't fault food was lovely lake district upstairs
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Title says it all, 5 meals of of 9 ordered wronge. Was the bar busy NO Did it seem they were short of staff NO Could it be to many number of staff who frist language is not British. Could be. What for sure this...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank pmainwaring
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stumbled across this place having arrived at our hotel and not really thinking about where everything was and that it would be dark when we set off on foot to find somewhere to eat. This was the first place we came to and decided...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank Jane L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We always stay at WMV and the food at The Boathouse is always excellent. We love thevrelaxed atmosphere and our dogs are welcome.

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank ElaineH130
Reviewed 12 February 2019

The view of the marina is great but the best bit is the food served here A nice restaurant facility though can be over subscribed on busy weekends - however the food is very good and the lads they had working the bar area last...More

1  Thank blackwellmaxprestonb
Reviewed 7 February 2019 via mobile

One of the better pubs in Bowness. Slightly away from the centre so away from the push and shove of the touristy main streets. Pub food done well and not made overly-fancy. Nice staff and beer selection too

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank lthomp7
Reviewed 2 February 2019 via mobile

Went to boathouse for a night out with kids and dog - nice atmosphrere and cheerful nice staff - haters grow up - it's a bar at the marina- loved our night 😎

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank consilio
Reviewed 28 January 2019 via mobile

Food was average and overpriced for what it was. Staff were extremely rude and lacked general customer service. Bad atmosphere after poor greeting from staff. Wouldn’t go again.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank M W
Reviewed 7 January 2019

Evening meal at the Boathouse. Arrived to an empty bar and restaurant so had our pick of tables. Choose one in the corner and started to look through the menu. Picked a bottle of champagne as it was my wife's 30th birthday and went to...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank anthonymills
Reviewed 29 December 2018 via mobile

Stayed at the marina village and so made use of the bar. A small but excellent selection of real ales and a well appointed bar. The staff were polite and efficient. It was December so only saw the inside but the balcony looked large enough...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank seasidecheetah
Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

We attended a friend birthday party on Saturday evening and had a great time. Downstairs is a nice bar and restaurant which was busy with people drinking and eating meals, everyone looked to be tucking in heartily and enjoying themselves. Our party was in a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Adisgruntleddiner
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Jeremy D
26 June 2018|
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Response from Hazel G | Reviewed this property |
Yes of course, but not sure about being able to book a table
28 February 2018|
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Response from TheBoathouse-Bowness | Property representative |
Yes, we are dog friendly on the bottom floor we don't take resvations on this floor its just a case of turn up and grab a table
Hazel S
26 September 2016|
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Response from David G | Reviewed this property |
There is a menu on the website, search for the Boathouse at Bowness on Windermere, it is located in the Marina Village
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