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Royal Square | Bowness on Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3DB, England
+44 15394 44846
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Lancs/cumbria
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Expected a warmer welcome from staff. Ordered steak pudding chips and peas to eat in. Chips and peas were lovely.......steak pudding was the worst we had ever tasted :( It was a soggy parcel with not much in the middle and was served out of the polystyrene box from downstairs with peas in a carton. If you wantd a brew.....it... More 

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Thank gingerscart
Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great great chippy,lovely fish and chips..can get busy though ,but the fish is first class....always my first choice

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Thank Susielowe
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Called in on a day visit. Had chips. Quickly served and fresh. Would call again if visiting.Couple of seats outside as well as inside seating.

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Thank Steve T
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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214 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 343 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Rather disappointed.Chips were quite hard and rather pricey for what you get. Visited here as a tourist so will not be returning.

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Thank flyinghigh1000
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I looked up Vinegar Joes and the ratings seemed favourable.. alarm bells should have rang when the board just said fish and chips .. shops normally tell you what fish they are using.. decided to sit in.. no hot drinks just a vending machine serving out something lukewarm . Fish and chips arrived cold hardly any fish batter was hard... More 

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Thank Nadia B
South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Vinegar Jones on recommendation. My partner had fish and chips and he loved them. I, however, had just chips as I don't eat fish - and with having to follow a GLUTEN FREE lifestyle then options were limited. However this wouldn't stop me from returning. If there were more options for GF then 5 stars would be given.

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Thank EmLGr
TheLakesWaterTiger, Front Office Manager at Vinegar Jones, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. Yes at the moment are gluten free products are battered fish and fishcake, admittedly a small selection. Paul is always sampling different products and we are hoping for sausages and pies very soon. Vinegar Jones establishing tradition of the Great British Chippy. More 

Gosport, England, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

great place to visit if you need gluten free food. Eat in or take away. Good service and good fish and chips. Friendly service and a good price

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Thank Debbie M
TheLakesWaterTiger, Front Office Manager at Vinegar Jones, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your concise and precise review. We are delighted you have enjoyed the Gluten free fish and chips, the batter is simply delicious. Thank you for the comments regarding service and price. Vinegar Jones establishing tradition of the Great British Chippy. More 

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97 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

2 visits during the week as enjoyed their food very much. Lovely golden chips, nice light batter, what me do you want from a chippy? Staff courteous and friendly, food freshly cooked, hot and satisfying.

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Thank adysheff
TheLakesWaterTiger, Front Office Manager at Vinegar Jones, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your amazing review, this will definitely be printed off and pinned to the team's notice board. This has brought a smile, on what is quite a grey and cold Thursday here in the Lakes, looking forward to Spring. Daffodils are budding here and we are having a few sunny days. Hope you return and enjoy... More 

Worcester, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had looked forward all week to a chip shop lunch at the end of our stay in Bowness. The cost of the meal was well above average and the quality on the day quite disappointing. Steak pudding, chips, peas and gravy x 2 and no drinks amounted to a shocking £17.32 to eat in at a 'nothing special' eating area.... More 

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Thank Kathryn J
TheLakesWaterTiger, Front Office Manager at Vinegar Jones, responded to this review

Many apologies that your visit with us was disappointing. I am sorry that you felt £8.50 each was expensive and concerned that you did not complain on the day. We pride ourselves on pleasing everyone and would have refunded or replaced your meal with some other choices. We would be grateful to know if food is lukewarm as the puddings... More 

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66 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came for a nostalgic visit having visited this quite often when on honeymoon in Bowness 28 years ago! Well prepared fish / pie and chips.

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Thank donkey_doc
TheLakesWaterTiger, Front Office Manager at Vinegar Jones, responded to this review

So pleased you called again and many congratulations on your 28th Anniversary. Thank you for your comments on the fish and chips and pie and chips. We hope you will return very soon. Vinegar Jones establishing tradition of the Great British Chippy. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Fast food, British, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Royal Square | Bowness on Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3DB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Bowness-on-Windermere
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 44846
Description
Traditional British fish and chip takeaway with eat in facility. Butcher Shop pies, sausages and burgers. Vegetarian, Halal and Gluten free meals available. Fresh fish and potatoes prepared in house. Watch your meal being prepared. Family owned and run. Free wifi, hot drinks machine and bathroom facilities.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?