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Old Bowling Green

) #1 of 2 Restaurants in Winster ££ - £££ , British,
East Bank | Winster Peak National Park DE4 2DS, Winster, Peak District National Park DE4 2DS, England
+44 1629 650219
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Overview
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
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Food
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LOCATION
East Bank | Winster Peak National Park DE4 2DS, Winster, Peak District National Park DE4 2DS, England
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1 - 10 of 193 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food and friendly staff. Frequented by locals and visitors in the know creating a great atmosphere. Beer is good too.

Thank roygsmith
Reviewed 1 week ago

We saved this pub for our last visit during our week in the Peak District hoping it would be the highlight although the bar had been set high by those we had already visited which had all impressed us. Initial impressions were favourable - warm...More

Thank graham g
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for good food for vegetarians in Winster, then it is well worth booking in advance here. Because it is good, they are often fully booked. Looking forwards to returning here again.

Thank RoamingWayfarer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful village pub, good atmosphere with very nice decor. We went once for a drink, then again for a meal. Service and food very, with all the pub grub classics. Opening hours are a bit quirky....closed Monday and Tuesday and only open for food from...More

Thank Mervyn G
Reviewed 25 March 2017

We have earen out 3 times over the past week and this was by far the best meal and service. There is a good selection both on the menu and the specials board. The puddings were great.

Thank olly0849
DavidB_and_MarilynB, Owner at Old Bowling Green, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2017

Thanks Olly0849, pleased to read that found us to your satisfaction, and thank you for telling others via this review. Hope to see you again, David & Marilyn

Reviewed 23 March 2017

Went for a weekend break in winster always eat at the Bowling Green when we go great food i had the fishcakes they were great congratulations David wanted to have them again but tried the liver and bacon was glad i did never tasted anything...More

Thank smith70544
DavidB_and_MarilynB, Owner at Old Bowling Green, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2017

How very kind of you to post such a glowing review - the fishcakes are one of my signature dishes, really pleased that you enjoyed them, and the liver features home cured smoked bacon from Nick Coates in Two Dales. We can only echo your...More

Reviewed 18 March 2017

We visited the Old Bowling Green on recommendation from our host as we stayed locally on Friday night. What a lovely pub! The fire was welcoming and atmosphere super. However! We chose from the Specials menu: my husband filet steak and I fish and chips....More

2  Thank Hayley M
DavidB_and_MarilynB, Owner at Old Bowling Green, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2017

I guess it's all about expectations - and we certainly didn't meet yours HayleyM. Glad you found our pub welcoming and good atmosphere - sorry that you didn't find the same with your meals. Must say that I was a little disappointed with the size...More

Reviewed 17 March 2017

I have been to this pub many times over the years, holding policing meetings and the like and the owners were always very nice and helpful I didn't realise they were still there until we went as a group of 7 for Sunday lunch. Very...More

Thank andyhhoward
DavidB_and_MarilynB, Owner at Old Bowling Green, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2017

Well thanks for your kind comments - especially that you were indeed pleased to see that we are still here ! ( 27 years behind bars - and no time off for good behaviour... ) Very pleased that you found our staff friendly and the...More

Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

My wife and I were staying in the village of Winster and visited the pub every day (other than Monday and Tuesday as it's closed) we were here twice. The pub had a good selection of beers to choose from. We had an enjoyable Sunday...More

Thank Tim H
DavidB_and_MarilynB, Owner at Old Bowling Green, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2017

Thanks Tim H and very pleased that both you and your wife were happy with our offerings, and your comments are well received by our staff. Opinions of our customers are very important to us and especially so when you mention specific dishes - although...More

Reviewed 9 March 2017

Spent a few days staying in a cottage in Winster Thur-Fri, this pub is only open in the evening Wed-Sun however only serves food Thur-Sun. As Thursday was our last night in the village we decided to go and spend our last evening sampling the...More

3  Thank GlenElgin
DavidB_and_MarilynB, Owner at Old Bowling Green, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2017

Oh wow - you really had us going there for a moment ! - and then we realised what had happened - you were reviewing another place - a simple case of "Mistaken Identity". Clearly you are a very experienced and educated traveller and it...More

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victoriadaniel30
Are you dog friendly?
29 December 2016|
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Response from DavidB_and_MarilynB | Property representative |
Thanks for your query - yes we are dog friendly in parts of our pub; always worth making a reservation though. Hope this helps David & Marilyn
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Margaret S
Do you have rooms?
26 April 2016|
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Response from DavidB_and_MarilynB | Property representative |
No sorry, there is a B&B opposite us, contact us for details should you still need somewhere.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$9 - US$25
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Street Parking, Wine and Beer
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: East Bank | Winster Peak National Park DE4 2DS, Winster, Peak District National Park DE4 2DS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Peak District National Park  >  Winster
  • Phone Number: +44 1629 650219
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Description
15Th Century country inn, grade 2 listed, private ownership and resident chef/owner since 1990. Range of local beers, extensive wine list. Award winning kitchen under personal supervision of owner. Situated in the centre of an historic conservation village with a car park to the rear. Opening hours vary so worth checking before visiting, closed every Monday & Tuesday and lunchtimes except Sundays. Kitchens are closed if the owner is away. Usual hours - kitchen Thur/Fri/Sat 6pm to 8.30pm; Sun lunch 12 noon to 2.30pm. Booking recommended. Bar open Wed evenings too - and all day Sunday from 12 noon till late
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