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Royal Square | Bowness on Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3DB, England
+44 15394 44846
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Although our fish and chips were lovely and well presented the hot drinks machine was out of order. The decor of place itself,whilst clean, is very plain and there is plastic feel to the cafe. The extraxtion system in the cooking area is not as effective as it should be i dont think as the smell of frying in the... More 

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Thank briannefyn
Durham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Food looked great but after been rather rudely told they don't take card I asked where the nearest cash machine was and when I returned within five minutes we were told they were closing and wouldn't serve us even though they were finishing other people's orders. Having worked in several service industry positions I was honestly shocked at the level... More 

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Thank Cochisethebichir
TheLakesWaterTiger, Front Office Manager at Vinegar Jones, responded to this review

The Team cannot apologise enough and would hope you could try again, this time the meal is on presentation of this reply. All the explanations of suddenly being so busy due to the amazing weather and not having enough people on shift do not make up for this customer service level. Perhaps a free meal would. Vinegar Jones establishing tradition... More 

Lancs/cumbria
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Expected a warmer welcome from staff. Ordered steak pudding chips and peas to eat in. Chips and peas were lovely.......steak pudding was the worst we had ever tasted :( It was a soggy parcel with not much in the middle and was served out of the polystyrene box from downstairs with peas in a carton. If you wantd a brew.....it... More 

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Thank gingerscart
TheLakesWaterTiger, Front Office Manager at Vinegar Jones, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and many apologies for your experience. We never serve food ordered for eating in, in the take away boxes, there must have been some mistake at the point of sale. Our pudding is a Lancashire folded suet pudding. When the food has disappointed to this extent we are happy to refund without question. Yes, upstairs... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great great chippy,lovely fish and chips..can get busy though ,but the fish is first class....always my first choice

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Thank Susielowe
TheLakesWaterTiger, Front Office Manager at Vinegar Jones, responded to this review

Thank you so much for a delightful review. I am sat at my desk and this has cheered me, almost as much as the cloudless blue sky and sunshine outside with a promise for an absolutely beautiful weekend ahead. Hope you return to enjoy our fish and chips, especially now Spring is round the corner. Vinegar Jones establishing tradition of... More 

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Called in on a day visit. Had chips. Quickly served and fresh. Would call again if visiting.Couple of seats outside as well as inside seating.

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Thank Steve T
TheLakesWaterTiger, Front Office Manager at Vinegar Jones, responded to this review

Thank you of your review, glad you enjoyed the chips. It is perfect chip weather at the moment in the beautiful Lake District. Vinegar Jones establishing tradition of the Great British Chippy. More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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214 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 344 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Rather disappointed.Chips were quite hard and rather pricey for what you get. Visited here as a tourist so will not be returning.

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Thank flyinghigh1000
TheLakesWaterTiger, Front Office Manager at Vinegar Jones, responded to this review

What a shame, please always complain at point of sale, we can through away a "hard' portion of chips and replace. We want every customer to be delighted. Print this off and get another portion free, so we can show you our produce at its best. Vinegar Jones establishing tradition of the Great British Chippy. More 

Newcastle, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I looked up Vinegar Joes and the ratings seemed favourable.. alarm bells should have rang when the board just said fish and chips .. shops normally tell you what fish they are using.. decided to sit in.. no hot drinks just a vending machine serving out something lukewarm . Fish and chips arrived cold hardly any fish batter was hard... More 

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Thank Nadia B
TheLakesWaterTiger, Front Office Manager at Vinegar Jones, responded to this review

Very disappointed to read your review. Have thought about your complaints and will answer in turn. We never state what fish as it depends what is available on the markets that day. Paul and I have discussed your comment and will replace fish with Fresh Haddock or Cod Fillet details on the Menu Board. As we sell the finest fresh... More 

South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Vinegar Jones on recommendation. My partner had fish and chips and he loved them. I, however, had just chips as I don't eat fish - and with having to follow a GLUTEN FREE lifestyle then options were limited. However this wouldn't stop me from returning. If there were more options for GF then 5 stars would be given.

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Thank EmLGr
TheLakesWaterTiger, Front Office Manager at Vinegar Jones, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. Yes at the moment are gluten free products are battered fish and fishcake, admittedly a small selection. Paul is always sampling different products and we are hoping for sausages and pies very soon. Vinegar Jones establishing tradition of the Great British Chippy. More 

Gosport, England, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great place to visit if you need gluten free food. Eat in or take away. Good service and good fish and chips. Friendly service and a good price

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Thank Debbie M
TheLakesWaterTiger, Front Office Manager at Vinegar Jones, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your concise and precise review. We are delighted you have enjoyed the Gluten free fish and chips, the batter is simply delicious. Thank you for the comments regarding service and price. Vinegar Jones establishing tradition of the Great British Chippy. More 

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97 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

2 visits during the week as enjoyed their food very much. Lovely golden chips, nice light batter, what me do you want from a chippy? Staff courteous and friendly, food freshly cooked, hot and satisfying.

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Thank adysheff
TheLakesWaterTiger, Front Office Manager at Vinegar Jones, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your amazing review, this will definitely be printed off and pinned to the team's notice board. This has brought a smile, on what is quite a grey and cold Thursday here in the Lakes, looking forward to Spring. Daffodils are budding here and we are having a few sunny days. Hope you return and enjoy... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Fast food, British, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Royal Square | Bowness on Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3DB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Bowness-on-Windermere
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 44846
Description
Traditional British fish and chip takeaway with eat in facility. Butcher Shop pies, sausages and burgers. Vegetarian, Halal and Gluten free meals available. Fresh fish and potatoes prepared in house. Watch your meal being prepared. Family owned and run. Free wifi, hot drinks machine and bathroom facilities.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?