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St Martin's Hill | Lake Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3DE, England
+44 15394 43731
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08:30 - 00:00
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a family meal here tonight. Nothing worth complaining to staff about but very average. Food is fine but very clearly from 3663 catering services, not freshly created. Frozen chips. Average I don't mind but paying £17 for an average main I do! Ate at Riva across the road last night which was much better value. Not a great difference... More 

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Thank Joanne D
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely place. Didn't eat but had lovely cocktails. Was really nice to have nuts on the bar really friendly place

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Thank Lesley W
Lake District
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221 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Weekend away with friends in the Lakes. They had been here before so recommended it, they were more disappointed than us as last time apparently, well 3-4 times as it happens, they have been and had a good meal. This time they were disappointed, whilst my pasta was nice, their steak was tough and small, the kebab was tough, with... More 

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Thank Helvellyn2009
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had dinner here last night. Our food was the best we've tasted in a long time. The service was great very friendly staff I would highly recommend the chicken kebabs 👌🏻⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ perfect & we look forward to eating here again soon.

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Thank Clairemacca
Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Dropped by on a quiet Sunday evening in early Feb. We had been before on a mad busy afternoon couple of years earlier in a group of 4 and it was good? The meal was excellent (top ribs) nice bottle of wine all seemed good value, would def be going back on return to the lakes.

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Thank Carl M
Management response:

Thank you for your review, I am pleased your enjoyed your visit and found it good value. We are currently preparing new and exciting food and cocktail menus which will be rolled out in the next few weeks and hope when you call again you enjoy the food as much. More 

Motherwell, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great restaurant with fantastic staff - they were so welcoming. The food as always was lovely. Always come here when in Bowness-on-Windermere. The decor is so relaxing and the games on the tables keep the wee ones busy while your enjoying your dinner or a drink. Such a relaxed atmosphere and you never feel rushed with your meal or drink.... More 

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Thank 373Johnston
Management response:

Thank you for your review, we really appreciate your feedback and are pleased you enjoyed yourselves. We are in the process of preparing new and exciting food and cocktail menus and hope you will give these a try when you visit again. More 

Northallerton
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked a table so not a problem but people had to be turned away, good service good atmosphere for both young and old. Food was of a good standard and reasonable price nice selection of wines all in all a good choice we had a great night

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Thank Blevo
Management response:

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are in the process of preparing new exciting food and cocktail menus which will be available in the next few weeks. I am pleased you enjoyed your night and hope you will visit us again to try our new offerings. More 

Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely meal fish and chips for me and my husband had the hanging beef kebab both served perfectly and hot

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Thank Marie S
Management response:

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your visit to the Village. We really appreciate your comments. We are currently in the process of devising new exciting food an cocktail menus and hope next time you are in the area you will try us again. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very comfortable seating, lighting perfect. Myself & 3 friends went to eat , the meal was fantastic, we sat for a further hour & half drinking wine in front of a roaring fire before we ordered desserts. No rush to move us on (some do) we could happily of sat all night. Staff are all so friendly & helpful. Will... More 

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Thank Mdbaby01
Management response:

I am pleased you enjoyed your visit to The Village and thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are currently designing new exciting food and cocktail menus and hope you will try us again when you next visit us. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really nice restaurant wiz large size food which is enough to share wiz 2🤓 Steak is fantastic 😄Recommend😍

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Thank Ka C
Management response:

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am pleased you enjoyed your food and really appreciate your comments. We are currently designing exciting new food and cocktail menus and hope you will visit us again when you are next in the area. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 31
Cuisine
Bar, British, Grill, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?