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The Old John Peel Inn

Rayrigg Road | Bowness-on-Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3BZ, England
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Overview
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“lamb stew” (18 reviews)
“mixed grill” (7 reviews)
Opens in 23 min
All hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Rayrigg Road | Bowness-on-Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3BZ, England
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1 - 10 of 381 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

Myself and my husband popped into the John Peel whilst on a short visit to Bowness recently. We didn't have anything to eat here but really enjoyed a few drinks including mulled wine with a mince pie. The bar staff were lovely and even asked...More

Thank Lorraine G
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited this pub as we are staying in the area. On arrival the music was very strange. But we persevered and ordered food. A beef and ale pie and a cheese and bacon burger. It arrived very fast which raised the 1st alarm bell. The...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

called in on a very wet day with our westie a true dog friendly pub. Rose who served us was fantastic, the food excellent and mulled wine brill, 2 glasses brill. had the lamb stew and my partner the cajun chicken, clean plates. the pub...More

Thank kevin g
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very poor service, the food was inedible , real fire and dog friendly were the only positives. Will never go for food again. The mash was smash so solid the knife and fork stood up in it, chicken was more like pigeon, and the veg...More

Thank mandy067
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Its an ok place to get a drink from, service wasn’t great but ok. It’s average at best reminds me of an average pup you find anywhere really. We always end up in here for a drink, have eaten before and the food is ok....More

Thank MartinM636
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was quieter than a lot of the others and in hindsight now we know why. There were only a handful of locals in the bar area. The prices are average for the location but the quality and portion size was poor I really...More

Thank hayley1980
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went for late lunch after walking with our dog, was welcomed warmly and went and sat down. Food was delicious and staff were lovely. Would return without a doubt with or without our dog

Thank Suzie h
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Called in for a pint having seen a board in the window advertising their real ales, in particular the 'Autumn Red' ale. We walked in, very quiet. Bar maid friendly but didn't have the ales advertised in the window. Had one drink at slightly sticky...More

Thank artgeko
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Terrible service. Rude staff. Don’t bother. Awful. Never been anyway like it. Rubbish. Won’t go again.

Thank Steph O
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

We visited Windermere and after taking the ferry across the lake walked along the lake to Ambleside, around 10 1/2 miles. We took the bus back to Bowness and visited The Old John Peel for some much needed sustenance. The pub is situated in a...More

Thank mbown
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rayrigg Road | Bowness-on-Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3BZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Bowness-on-Windermere
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Postcode - LA23 3BZ
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