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The Boathouse Bar & Restaurant

The Boathouse The Marina, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3JQ, England
+44 15394 22785
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good25%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (21 reviews)
“fish and chips” (12 reviews)
“calamari” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Grill, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
The Boathouse The Marina, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3JQ, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We attended a friend birthday party on Saturday evening and had a great time. Downstairs is a nice bar and restaurant which was busy with people drinking and eating meals, everyone looked to be tucking in heartily and enjoying themselves. Our party was in a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Adisgruntleddiner
Reviewed 15 October 2018

We arrived at the Boathouse where there were 2 free members of staff at the bar and one busy serving a customer. We didn't immediately approach the bar as we were waiting to be shown to our table, but as none of the staff seemed...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Chrisps1986
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Felt like a Wetherspoons....Which is fine...It's good food and drinks. No real atmosphere and giving that it's in an amazing location I thought it would be a bit better than a wetherspoons.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank DaveJohnson87
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

The food here is really nice and not badly priced. A great location with really pleasant staff, well recommended.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank brassmonkey858
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Nice enough food (myself and my husband both had the fish & chips), but the place lacked any atmosphere.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Vikki2011
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

We're going on a family trip to the lakes, it was our daughters 22nd birthday, and surprise proposal, wanted somewhere nice and close to where we were staying. Booked here, and asked if we could drop a cake off. Lovely setting, got quite busy after...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank sonj67
Reviewed 20 September 2018

Called in as close by and convenient. Expected clubhouse type food, but found it so good we’ve been back three times. Each time had a superb meal.

Date of visit: September 2018
2  Thank hartstephanie
Reviewed 14 September 2018

My husband was very disappointed with this meal, he was expecting a Pork Loin Steak but when his meal arrived it was Bacon Loin. When challenged the waitress said it was correct. We later checked our facts on the internet. Once pork is cured it...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Sue B
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

Popped in for a meal here Tuesday evening. I had the mussels my husband had the pork loin both meals very good nice service and great view of the marina.would recommend

Date of visit: September 2018
3  Thank O9831YUroberth
Reviewed 4 September 2018

We visited here in June, we were stopping in a b&b close by. We ate here 3 times, and the food and drinks were always great. It was consistent whether it was busy or quiet. The staff were friendly and helpful. The facilities were clean....More

Date of visit: June 2018
2  Thank Gilsmanj
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Jeremy D
26 June 2018|
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Response from Hazel G | Reviewed this property |
Yes of course, but not sure about being able to book a table
Traveller S
28 February 2018|
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Response from TheBoathouse-Bowness | Property representative |
Yes, we are dog friendly on the bottom floor we don't take resvations on this floor its just a case of turn up and grab a table
Hazel S
26 September 2016|
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Response from David G | Reviewed this property |
There is a menu on the website, search for the Boathouse at Bowness on Windermere, it is located in the Marina Village
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Buffet, Parking Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Boathouse The Marina, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3JQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Bowness-on-Windermere
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 22785
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The Boathouse Bar & Restaurant is located at Windermere Marina and is open to the general public. Serving breakfast from 9am, food is served all day with last orders at 9pm. The bar is open until 11pm.
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