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Village Inn

St Martin's Hill | Lake Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3DE, England
+44 15394 43731
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Overview
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
St Martin's Hill | Lake Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3DE, England
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1 - 10 of 1,697 reviews

Reviewed today via mobile

Visited the Villiage Inn on Monday 24th July and had a lovely meal and drinks... service was quite slow but the restaurant was very busy so can't really complain... you pay when you order which I love so once you have finished your meal you...More

Thank Sally B
Reviewed today via mobile

We went for dinner here on a sunny evening, we sat outside and enjoyed a beautiful meal in the sunshine. The pasta dishes were beautiful and the side order of garlic bread and onion rings were lovely. Staff were very friendly and helpful. We loved...More

Thank philpot77
Reviewed 2 days ago

Stopped off in Bowness on way to Scotland.We were too early for some eating places and ended up here. Although quite expensive the full breakfast was of the highest quality and freshly cooked.£6.95 for a bacon and egg roll was also not cheap but enough...More

Thank Stuart P
DCheadoffice, Owner at Village Inn, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review. I am pleased you enjoyed the quality of the food and there was enough on the bacon and egg roll to share. I hope you will visit again when you are next in the area.

Reviewed 3 days ago

We came here for an meal one evening and got a very mixed experience. The person that greeted us was very rude, and made us feel quite unwelcome, to the point we thought we had come too late (9:30pm) and we explained it was no...More

Thank naruto2015
DCheadoffice, Owner at Village Inn, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review. Firstly, I would like to apologise that you felt one of our members of staff was rude, we try to give excellent customer service but have recently taken on new staff and sometimes their English is not very good and...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

Dog Friendly pub bar with good choice of food and good location not far from the lake. Would visit again

Thank DawnOrmerod
DCheadoffice, Owner at Village Inn, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review. Our food is all freshly prepared and sourced locally, we pride ourselves on the quality. I hope you will call in again when you are next in Bowness.

Reviewed 4 days ago

Delicious food.Huge puddings,so big couldn't finish it all .helpfull friendly staff.Book a table if considering eating here.

Thank Colin B
DCheadoffice, Owner at Village Inn, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review. I am pleased that the food was to your liking and you were well looked after by our staff. We only take bookings for parties of 8 or over but can always fit people in if they don't mind waiting.

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

On the last night of our honeymoon in Bowness and decided to have something special. I went for the ham shank and was not disappointed. An amazing piece of meat that slipped off the bone and melted in the mouth. Can not recommend it highly...More

Thank patonj25
DCheadoffice, Owner at Village Inn, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review. I am pleased you visited the Village Inn for a special evening before you went home. I hope you will visit us again when you are next in the area.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited 'The Village Inn Bar & Grill' at Bowness-on-Windermere on Monday afternoon after a trip to Lakeside on the boat. On our way back to Windermere we decided to stop for a bite to eat and a well deserved drink with the weather being...More

Thank Mel M
DCheadoffice, Owner at Village Inn, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review. I am pleased you enjoyed The Village as much as the Pig and were made as welcome. We look forward to seeing you again when you are next in the area.

Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter and I went for lunch today. Sat in lovely comfortable seats by the window to people watch whilst we had our food. We opted for a fish finger sandwich, and Cajun chicken sandwich . Both came with homemade chips and a small pot...More

Thank jillmccarthy2017
DCheadoffice, Owner at Village Inn, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review. I am pleased you both enjoyed your visit and the food was to your liking. All our food is freshly prepared and unfortunately when we are busy there is a wait between ordering and receiving your food, especially when we...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ventured in on a sunny day with my wife attempting to feed a grumpy and hungry baby. Going for the lunch menu, we wanted something light; I went for the chip butty and my wife opted for the halloumi fries. We both thoroughly enjoyed....More

Thank travellinglights
DCheadoffice, Owner at Village Inn, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review. I am pleased you enjoyed your visit to The Village and everything was to your liking. I hope you will call again when you are next in the area.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 33
Meals
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:30 - 00:00
Monday
08:30 - 00:00
Tuesday
08:30 - 00:00
Wednesday
08:30 - 00:00
Thursday
08:30 - 00:00
Friday
08:30 - 00:00
Saturday
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
  • E-mail
Description
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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