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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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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
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Bar, British, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
St Martin's Hill | Lake Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3DE, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I have always enjoyed eating here, this time I found the food disappointing. 3 out of 5 of us had the chicken kebab and we all found it not very nice. A little pink and chewy. I have eaten lots of times here and this...More

Thank jodiemeeson
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Called here for a bite to eat. Made welcomed and waitress lovely. God selection of food for starters and mains The fish and chips is huge and the steak kebab was fab. Well worth a visit.

Thank Sue574
Reviewed 3 days ago

All staff here are "cloned" to call all customers "guys". Friendly and informal but bit robotic. Bit too dark inside but very very quick service and helpful staff. Food was very tasty and hot but very large portions. Would not return though because of the...More

Thank Steve T
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Ate here for my 50th birthday last Friday 15th sept had a great night food was lovely made us feel very welcome and we had 2 younger children with us whom where catered for and wasn't made to feel uncomfortable made my birthday.

Thank Deborah B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed the food. It was as good as it was 2 years ago and the allow dogs in which is a bonus for us. Thank you.

Thank razvandan2
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not impressed with the decor inside.I loathe Buddha statues etc.Far too dark,i like to see what im eating.Friendly and very quick service.Food was served very fast. Had fish & chips.Good sized portion but items on menu far too expensive. I dont like gimmicks with food...More

1  Thank flyinghigh1000
DCheadoffice, Owner at Village Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review. Our decor is modern with a bit of a twist, maybe a little too modern for you. I am pleased you enjoyed the food.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a nice calming atmosphere when you enter, dog friendly which is important to us! The cake was amazing!!! Huge and tasty!! The prices were a little high, in fact i was changed more than the menu said by £2 per cake slice. I assume...More

Thank Demarcation
Reviewed 1 week ago

50th Wedding anniversary Meal . Not only did the restaurant fit us in, at the last minute, the staff were amazing, could not have been more helpful and attentive even though they were totally rushed off their feet ! Foot was fantastic - I had...More

Thank Sophiesid
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recommended by friends, fortunately being a bank holiday Sunday evening, we pre-booked. Good job we did. Absolutely crammed - quite expected, people waiting for tables. Bar staff were great - under a lot of pressure and at least one short. No fluster, just got on...More

Thank Calvados
DCheadoffice, Owner at Village Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review. We are a bar, I am pleased you enjoyed the food and the staff looked after you well. People do come for the atmosphere and music and we do try and sit people away from the speakers if they don't...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing meal. After eating in another restaurant in the area the night before and being let down by the food we decided to go back to the village inn as we knew the food here was beautiful, we stayed in the lakes last year and...More

Thank Angiesheridan
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 34
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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
Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:30 - 00:00
08:30 - 00:00
08:30 - 00:00
08:30 - 00:00
08:30 - 00:00
08:30 - 00:00
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
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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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