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“Excellent location and very good food with a wide choice”

The Grill & Smokehouse Restaurant
Ranked #20 of 78 Restaurants in Windermere
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 25 August 2014

Four of us ate here, needed to book a good 3 weeks in advance to get in on a Saturday night but was well worth it. Three of went for the lobster and it was just incredible.
One minor niggle. We felt we were being pushed into ordering wine. I'd rather have attentive but less sales based service.
Overall, well worth a visit.

Thank David G
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Reviewed 24 August 2014

We went for my husbands birthday in June and it was absolutely lovely, I don't think I've ever eaten so much in one go. We had pigs in blankets and crackling as nibbles in the lounge, we then had Morecambe bay shrimps for starter followed by steaks. The nicest steak I've ever eaten in a restaurant. Delicious. We also found room for dessert. It really was a treat - if anything it lacked a bit of ambience - it was a Friday evening in June yet there were only about 3 other tables in so was a bit too quiet in the restaurant. We loved it but will only be able to afford to visit on special occasions as it is very pricey.

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Thank Lakes81
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Reviewed 24 August 2014

This large, lovely and very comfortable pub/restaurant is a great find. It's full of big leather armchairs and comfy furnishings.

We went for Sunday lunch, and all the adults had a 3 course set menu for £21.

Portions were huge, but we still all managed to fit in an excellent strawberry and apple crumble at the end!

Roast dinners, salmon and the kids' curry and beef burgers were all well-presented and yummy. You could also ask for extra (huge) yorkshire puds, and a second helping of curry appeared very quickly for our son.

The kid's menu was great, in that you could choose starters, mains and puddings separately priced, and there were 2 sizes on mains and puddings to suit little or big children's appetites. It was also a good, broad range of choices.

The bar looked a lovely place to sit with a drink if you had time to while away.

We would all recommend it, and just wish we lived round the corner - though it's probably better for our waistlines that we don't!

Thank marmite12334
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Reviewed 23 August 2014

We visited The Wild Boar after noticing a mid week offer during our time off from work. It had been recommended to us by family members so we were delighted to get a good deal on a two night stay. We also had the privilege of being upgraded to the bridal suite due to a cancelation which was fantastic, a large room and massive bathroom with free standing bath, (more than enough room for two!), and a private terrace. The bar area is lovely, lots of beams, stuffed animals, traditional features and a roaring fire which must be amazing in winter. The staff were great, very friendly and welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. The hotel sits in over 70 acres of land which is a lot of fun to explore and ensures you work up an appetite before dinner. They even have their own smokehouse which is used to smoke some of the products available on the menu. We had some of the best steak ever in the dining room, although we think the smoked options are not to everyones taste. The choice of food is traditional and a little limited but everything else we tried was very good. If the choices on the dinner menu lacked variety the same could not be said for breakfast. Cereals, continental breakfast and a list of cooked options are available leaving us spoilt for choice. If you're looking for a traditional stay in the Lakes look no further than the Wild Boar, bags of character in a great setting, lovely food, great hospitality and in a wonderful location.

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Thank Stephen0808
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Reviewed 20 August 2014

Stopped in for lunch on the way to Windermere after reading reviews and loved it. You look at the menu and gulp at the price but as a treat do it... very tasty sandwiches although i wish they would have made more of the onsite smokehouse if it used it products, maybe even some promo stuff on the tables in regards to the brewhouse and smokehouse?? Would have loved to no if they did tours... This would have been 5 star but i dont like places that overcharge for soft drinks, drivers shouldnt be punished for driving and not drinking! Although in saying that the prices are probably comparable to other venues in the lakes. I would love to return for a evening meal and to sample the brew!

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Thank AverageJo86
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