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The Wild Boar

Crook Road, Windermere LA23 3NF England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 20/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#13 of 20 hotels in Windermere
Travellers' Choice
GreenLeaders Gold level
The Wild Boar with 33 bedrooms, grill, smokehouse and brewhouse nestles in a peaceful setting in the Gilpin Valley, Windermere close to the Lake. Benefiting from the beautiful surrounding countryside, including its own private woodland for guests to enjoy, whilst perfectly positioned to explore the rest of the great outdoors in the fabulous Lake District National Park.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English, Czech, Polish, Romanian
1534Reviews26Q+A100Room tips
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ladyoflleisure wrote a review 24 Jan
Blackpool157 contributions135 helpful votes
Just had the alternative afternoon tea and got to say what a wonderful time we had. The staff and service were excellent from start to finish, nothing was too much trouble, and they kept checking to see if we wanted any more hot drinks. The food was great and very filling, we even had to take the brownies away with us as we were soooo full. My one small complaint was the enemic frozen chips, surley some lovely home made ones would have been better, but would definitely recommend this the anyone. And would certainly return.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
Janice S wrote a review 23 Jan
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Sorry to say that my husband and I didn’t enjoy our meal ! My husband ordered a “tasteless “ chicken burger ! My meal was the stone bass fillet but rather disappointing and not what I envisioned for such a pricey dish ! Far too many cannellini beans and not enough sauce and not Keen on the texture or flavour ! definitely won’t be returning!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
MGR333 wrote a review 19 Jan
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom37 contributions14 helpful votes
A very good all round experience. Staff were very good, attentive without being overbearing. Room was fine and accommodated our dog with bed towel and treats in dish as a welcome. Location was perfect for us with some walks from hotel. Reception, bar staff and restaurant staff all very happy and helpful. Restaurant staff knowledgable. Food, wine and their own craft beers was very good. Spoilt for choice on the dinner menu, we need to go back to sample more! Breakfasts were great, lots of high quality choice
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
DawnBerry wrote a review 19 Jan
Nottingham, United Kingdom67 contributions56 helpful votes
Came for a family Sunday lunch. Positives were that the place is lovely and cosy, nice open fires and gorgeous location. However food was really poor and with no check backs to the table we felt we didn’t have the opportunity to say anything at the right time. The staff were dealing with a complaint from another table. Tough roast beef, barely reheated roast potatoes, lukewarm pudding, fatty chicken for my daughter. Was told that thigh meat is used for kids meals as it doesn’t dry out like chicken breast. Very disappointed as have recently applied for a locals’ discount card but not sure we will use it here again.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
billypenn2 wrote a review 17 Jan
Scunthorpe, United Kingdom74 contributions57 helpful votes
This is one of the few (probably only) hotels we keep going back to. in the Lakes, it os our 'go to' place. It has lots of charm and high standards but a comfortable an unpretentious feel about the place. Food is great quality - breakfast and dinner - and the staff are attentive, knowledgeable and helpful. We have stayed in the standard and superior (previously) rooms and both very good.
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Date of stay: January 2022
Room Tip: Any room is good with sizable car park and entry from back and front
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Response from Adam Bujok, General Manager at The Wild Boar
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Bill P, Thank you very much for your review and indeed for your lovely email sent to reception. I was of course very happy to read your nice comments about your stay and our team and please rest assured these will be shared at our regular meetings. We look forward to welcome you back at The Wild Boar Inn very soon! Kind Regards Adam Bujok
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US$122 - US$215 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United KingdomEnglandCumbriaLake DistrictWindermere
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Wild Boar
Which popular attractions are close to The Wild Boar?
Nearby attractions include Michael Coates Clay Shooting (0.6 km), Orrest Head (4.5 km), and Holehird Gardens (5.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Wild Boar?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Wild Boar?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Wild Boar?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Wild Boar?
Conveniently located restaurants include Dr Brews Coffee, Graze, and Westmorland Inn.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Wild Boar?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The Wild Boar?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Wild Boar offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Wild Boar?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Polish, Romanian, and Czech.
Are there any historical sites close to The Wild Boar?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Townend (7.4 km), Blackwell - The Arts & Crafts house (3.5 km), and Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House (6.4 km).
Is The Wild Boar accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.