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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, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
St Martin's Hill | Lake Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3DE, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The village Inn had been recommended to us before we arrived at the lakes and it was amazing!! The hanging chicken kebabs are delicious! Amazing food. Quite expensive but 100% worth every penny for a lovely dining experience. The drinks are lovely and the staff...More

Thank bethsearle95
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had an amazing meal for my birthday, staff were helpful, friendly and the food is delicious. The decor is lovely and loved the quirky games on the table. Highly recommendable.

Thank SaraM1861
Reviewed 4 days ago

We tried to eat here on an weekend evening and it was full to I would suggest making a reservation. However, we called in for breakfast one day and it was very nice. The décor is stylish and all in all lovely surroundings. I would...More

Thank AmandaWestYorks
Reviewed 5 days ago

Husband and I had our evening meal there last night, I had the gluten free fish and chips with mushy peas and with an extra of gluten free onion rings which you don't normally see on a menu, enjoyed all of it. Later sat by...More

Thank sueandian52
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had lovely lunch in fantastic setting, excellent customer service. Menu really good, caters for all tastes. Nice decor, great range of drinks and excellent desserts. Allergies catered for.

Thank SJBFalkirk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

called in for a quick drink.....place is very nice both inside and out,great to sit out and watch the world go by .Inside is very modern and well decked out.Ordered a pint of larger and a large white wine.......this came to almost £13 ...day light...More

Thank bigandy38
DCheadoffice, Owner at Village Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We serve four sizes of wine and we only sell what we feel is good quality and do not sell cheaper wines that are not as good. Our prices are reasonable and certainly no more expensive than anywhere else in the area, plus they are...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Glamour and boutique, stylish yet comforting great service but pretty pricey For amount of food on the plate Able to offer services needed for new born enough room at tables for a pram Would eat here again

Thank Jonathan W
DCheadoffice, Owner at Village Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I am pleased you enjoyed atmosphere and environment and nice to hear you found the Village Inn to be stylish, with a glamorous and boutique like feel. I hope you will visit us again when you are back in the area

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have eaten here a few times before and both times were quite pleasant I'm sorry to say today was a disaster! I rang up to book at table but they don't take bookings for tables of 2. We were told by a rude man...More

Thank Lauren S
DCheadoffice, Owner at Village Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I am shocked that you found a hair in your meal on two occasions, there are two chefs in our kitchen, one has his head shaved and the other has very short hair and wears a hat. I will take this up with the chefs....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My partner & I, along with our friends (another couple) ate here last week. It was mid-week and quite late in the evening so the neither the restaurant or the bar were very busy, though there were a few other tables eating and the staff...More

Thank Chris R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Don't ignore the bad reviews as I stupidly did. Very poor service, feels as if they want your money then out. Very disappointed.More

Thank goldmolly
DCheadoffice, Owner at Village Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I am sorry you feel this way. Naturally every place in the area is competing for money but we do try to give good service. We have been working very hard to improve our service. I will take this up with the team at the...More

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7 September 2018|
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Response from Dellboy20 | Reviewed this property |
I would imagine so but call them!
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4 April 2018|
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Response from Carol H | Reviewed this property |
They don’t have a car park only a couple of spaces outside on the road which are hard to get. There are 2 public car parks within walking distance. One is a short stay pay and display on Glebe Road by the lake - Up to 1 hr... More
22 November 2017|
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Response from pangalactic_1 | Reviewed this property |
It was fine for lunch at the beginning of November, and they were serving a large group in a separate room at the time, as well as quite a few tables in the main room.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$33
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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