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The Old John Peel Inn

Rayrigg Road | Bowness-on-Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3BZ, England
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good38%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“lamb stew” (17 reviews)
“mixed grill” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Rayrigg Road | Bowness-on-Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3BZ, England
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Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Good tasting British food. It's not gastro and it's not posh but the food was properly cooked and decent quality. Has three cask ales and reasonable service. I would visit again.

Thank mackamark
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Made this my holiday local as it serves a great pint, haven't eaten here as the toilets are up stairs which my wife Pat can't negotiate But plenty of customers came up to the bar to congratulate them on the food, one couple even offered...More

Thank jayram1
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Popped in after afternoon in bowness for meal in a place that accepted our dog. Friendly and helpful and enjoyed a decent meal. Would certainly go there again.

Thank Stephen L
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Popped in for supper with my friend while on holiday - she loved her lamb stew & my fish and chips were excellent. Huge portions! New friendly manager running whole bar and food service on his own. Good simple and freshly cooked pub grub. Great...More

Thank Alison C
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

We went to this pub for dinner and couple drinks, on entering the place seemed dark however there were a few punters there eating so we decided to give it a try. We spoke to the manager who says he not long taken over, we...More

Thank letskeepitprivate
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Visited here as it was quiet and allows dogs in all areas. Drinks were pretty good quality. Food wasn't great just frozen/tinned ingredients, I had the Sunday lunch and others had sausage & mash and the mash tasted out of a packet etc, the decor...More

Thank shlingslong
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Excellent... very friendly local pub staff friendly. Food good. I would recommend this if you like a nice quiet atmosphere

Thank Helen R
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We chose the Old John Peel as it looked more of a 'proper' pub as opposed to some of the others in Bowness. We placed our order however where told the chip pan had broken so couldn't have chips. This was fine and we chose...More

Thank Catterallwhite
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Popped in to the John Peel after our journey from Liverpool after a dissapointing experience in the Hole in the wall. Staff were warm and welcoming ,good sense of humour. Food was good homely pub grub, which was hot with quick service and was delicious...More

Thank doreen_dunmore
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Just had the best meal yet in Bowness! Oh the steak and ale pie was to die for! Tasty ale gravy with huge chunks of steak! Not braised steak either! For those of us that aren't bothered about decor and all that material surrounding crap...More

Thank Mummygardener
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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
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Postcode - LA23 3BZ
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