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The Old John Peel Inn

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Bar, British, Pub
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Rayrigg Road | Bowness-on-Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3BZ, England
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Old fashioned pub, but none the worse for it. Very friendly staff, who were really helpful when we told them one of our party had an allergy. Dog friendly too, with lots of space. Food was rather basic, but well priced. A really good alternative to some of the pricier options around town.

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Thank Peter C
Bradford
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78 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I always visit the Old John Peel everytime I visit Bowness. It's a great pub. A warm welcome and an even warmer real fire were a great start to this visit. I opted for a Deuchars bitter at 5.5% I think it was a limited production beer. It was pretty much one of the best pulled pints I have ever... More 

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Thank streeti
Scarborough, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

My husband and I were looking for somewhere to enjoy a quiet drink on a Saturday evening when most places seemed to be very noisy or dedicated to eating. This cosy pub was just right with friendly, attentive service and a lovely open fire. It doesn't have the most modern interior, but did have bar staff willing to carry drinks... More 

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Thank Lazycook231
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

A lovely dog friendly pub with an open log fire, great beer and traditional pub meals. Ate here twice during our stay in The Lakes. The steak and kidney pudding was fantastic. Our second visit we tried a steak with pepper sauce and a burger stack with some nice bacon and cheese. A great pub with cheerful staff and prompt... More 

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Thank WestiesOnHoliday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

I went into the old John peel with my husband and our toddler one evening after walking around Bowness on Windermere trying to find somewhere to eat. I'm so glad everywhere else was full or didn't appear to be as child friendly, otherwise we would have missed out on a real gem. We both ordered the sizzling rump steak and... More 

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Thank Rebecca J
Newry, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Nice old pub with good food and very friendly staff although it could benefit from a bit of a spruce up. Would definitely come back.

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Thank JerBu
Cromer, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

A really nice pub .The staff are genuinely trying to make you welcome. The food is of a very high standard. And the real ale is kept well. Wot more do you need in a pub

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Thank Charlie G
St Helens, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Lovely fillet steak cooked to perfection and reasonably priced. Great atmosphere and friendly staff. Come here everytime we are in Bowness and will return! Bonus that dogs are allowed in all areas, just how it should be and what is expected in the Lakes!

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Thank Sazzakablazza
Ulverstone, Australia
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139 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

This was a nice old English pub we found whilst walking around. There was a good selection of meal choices and prices were quite reasonable, the one downside was people were allowed to bring dogs into the dining area and lay by there table, if we had not already paid we would have left, we have pets but there is... More 

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Thank Oldgrumblebum
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Nice wee visit to the lakes,found this pub and loved the smell of the food coming out the door so went in and weren't disappointed,it was very nice food and friendly staff too

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rayrigg Road | Bowness-on-Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3BZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Bowness-on-Windermere
Description
Postcode - LA23 3BZ

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?