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Village Inn Bar & Grill

Lake Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3DE, England
+44 15394 43731
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Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“kebab” (118 reviews)
“burger” (81 reviews)
“mussels” (61 reviews)
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Bar, British, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
RR - RRR
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LOCATION
Lake Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3DE, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely place. Only had breakfast here as we were staying in Windermere but will eat dinner here the next time we’re around.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 898darren
DCheadoffice, Owner at Village Inn Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review, I am pleased you enjoyed your breakfast at The Village Inn, and hope you will visit us again when you are next in the area.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice welcome, slightly dated 90s decor but friendly. We went for my partners 40th, when dining in a restaurant like this you do not expect a generic Christmas CD playing loudly throughout the entire meal... Maria Carey and Wham with your beef fillet? It is...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank OhRoightTed
DCheadoffice, Owner at Village Inn Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. We usually start playing Christmas music in the second week of December, and this also applies in our other establishments. If you had mentioned to the waiter or waitress that you didn't like it and we weren't busy they they...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Last minute late visit with my boyfriend. Not only we were welcomed with friendly and warm service from John but the food was probably one of the nicest meals ive ever had. We were suprised with how great the experiance was considering the restaurant was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank malgosian2018
DCheadoffice, Owner at Village Inn Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. I am pleased you enjoyed the food and the service at The Village Inn and look forward to welcoming you again when you are next in the area.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nipped into village Inn for tea tonight, eaten here countless times, the food is so good every time it deserves a review ! Mussels are freshly cooked, you can tell it’s home cooked recipe, the herbs and seasoning was spot on, the sauce is very...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank victoriarawlinsmua
DCheadoffice, Owner at Village Inn Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. I am pleased you enjoyed the mussels and were well looked after by the staff. I must apologise for the cracks in the jug, this should not have been put on your table but I am happy that this was...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and i had evening meal here, it was busy so booking table would be advisable. We both had the hanging kebabs it was delicious. Definitely worth a visit.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Adobe1234
DCheadoffice, Owner at Village Inn Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. I am pleased you enjoyed your kebabs and that you would recommend The Village Inn. I hope you will visit us again next time you are in the area.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Average food it was ok . Service seemed good on first impressions but went down hill after first 2 minutes. Coffee was only warm . Looked nice inside . Waiters seemed over confident for there actual skills . Think they assumed they were in for...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank treborgross
DCheadoffice, Owner at Village Inn Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. I have taken this up with the manager, we have recently employed several new members of staff and they are undergoing training at the moment.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A little chaotic when we arrived as it's extremely busy, got a drink and table was soon ready, although we had to ask a couple of times. Place is spotless and has a really modern vibe but with plenty of character and interesting touches. Wait...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank kimveldy
DCheadoffice, Owner at Village Inn Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. I am pleased you enjoyed the food and the atmosphere at the Village. During the weekends we are always very busy and sometimes our staff don't notice that more drinks are required. We look forward to welcoming you again when...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped off for a soft drink on our way to a lake cruise. £7.00 for two glasses of draught (yes, draught) Pepsi? Judging by how some of your other customers have been ripped off, the expensive Peroni would have been better value.More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank K2190QOstephenw
DCheadoffice, Owner at Village Inn Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

As I have said before, our prices are reasonable. It is the Lake District and the costs of rent and rates in the Lake District have a knock on effect. Our beer and soft drinks lines are always cleaned and the place is fresh and...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have had breakfast, lunch and evening meals at different times over the last 4 years. Always great food and service, you can even just go for cocktails without food.. Great location in the centre of Bowness..

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank X2482CEphiliph
DCheadoffice, Owner at Village Inn Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. I am pleased that you have always enjoyed your visits to the Village Inn and look forward to welcoming you again in the years to come.

Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

We visited the Village on a Saturday lunchtime. We were shown to a nice table at the front window of the conservatory. The waiter took our drinks order while we selected our meal from the menu. We selected our two meals, Grilled chicken with vegetables...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Adisgruntleddiner
DCheadoffice, Owner at Village Inn Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. I am pleased you enjoyed your visit to The Village Inn and everything was to your liking. I hope you will visit us again the next time you are in the area.

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David_Holla_74
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Response from Dellboy20 | Reviewed this property |
I would imagine so but call them!
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Christine K
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
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ElaineI120
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$31
Meals
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
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 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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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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