The Wild Boar Grill & Smokehouse

(467 Reviews)
The Wild Boar Inn, Grill & Smokehouse Crook Road, Windermere, North West England, LA23 3NF
British, Afternoon Tea, Steaks & Grills
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Top offer

Alternative Afternoon Tea - £25 per person

Alternative afternoon tea £25 per person that includes an alcoholic drink and as much tea and coffee as you like. Booking is essential


Main course: £20
Food spend: £36

Opening hours

Monday to Saturday: 12:00 - 14:00 & 18:30 - 21:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 14:30 & 18:30 - 21:00

Restaurant description

Set amidst the stunning landscapes of the Lake District and winner of Cumbria Pub of the Year 2014, The Wild Boar Grill and Smokehouse showcases modern but hearty British food. Discover roaring open fires, sprawling rugs and low beamed ceilings in the cosy dining room.

Priding itself on its traditional décor bursting with character, The Wild Boar Inn also boasts an open kitchen for views of the chefs in action. Snack on pork crackling before sampling starters such as snails in herb, garlic and brandy cream, or game pie with piccalilli.

Guests can choose from mains including wild boar chop, and poached fillet of turbot with langoustines. Traditional pub classics such as the home roast and fish and chips can also be found on the Wild Boar Grill menu. Apple and homemade toffee vodka sorbet is a highlight among the desserts, and the wine list is substantial.

In close proximity to the famous Lake Windermere, The Wild Boar in Cumbria is a favourite with both locals and visitors. Windermere Train Station is a 10-minute drive away.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for The Wild Boar Grill & Smokehouse
(based on 467 reviews)

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  • afternoon tea (193)
  • al fresco (11)
  • breakfast (70)
  • business (22)
  • child friendly (50)
  • dinner (283)
  • entertainment (10)
  • large parties (56)
  • lunch (126)
  • luxury (92)
  • private dining (79)
  • romantic (167)
  • trendy (39)
  • value (89)
  • views (63)
  • By Eunice H from Barrow-in-Furness
    14 March 2020

    I was disappointed that the burgers had been replaced with the roastbeef n yorkshire puddings as I don't do Horseradish sauce but that was the only problem. The person who it was for was very happy.

  • By Gill H from Bolton
    14 March 2020

    Superb food. Superb service. One of the best steaks I have ever had Oh yes. And don't forget the beer. Delicious

  • By Barbara B from St Helens
    13 March 2020

    A different take on afternoon tea - fabulous.

  • By John B from Ormskirk
    11 March 2020

    Excellent smoked steak meal and nice Wild Pig ale.Room quite adequate for two people. Nice location.

  • By Val W from Windermere
    6 March 2020

    We were quite disappointed with our alternative afternoon tea and the wild boar in general. We were seated by the window but the table next to us had last nights food still under the table. The food was not very hot and we didn’t think it was worth the money. Staff were ok but not very friendly and I’m not sure I’d recommend this to anyone or indeed return .

  • By Liam M from Kendal
    2 March 2020

    We had alternative afternoon tea. Delicious, plenty of it too. I was really hoping that there'd be some wild boar on it though. I'd seen a pic from a while ago where there was burgers on it but this has changed. I understand you've got to keep it fresh and change the menus. All in all though it was very tasty. The beef in Yorkshire pudding was to die for. Only things I would add are some boar and a second helping of chips so we had one each. Would definitely go again.

  • By Sue O from Grange Over Sands
    1 March 2020

    Friendly staff, welcoming environment and fabulous food. My husband also liked the fact there was no loud music going on! Will definitely be back

  • By Sally E from Carnforth
    22 February 2020

    I loved the feel of the place, staff were welcoming. I had the beetroot and feta salad to begin with - could have perhaps done with a bit of balsamic (?) as it was a tad dry. I then had braised cheek - which was nice but a tad salty. The pinot was lush! Pricing was good - overall very pleased with our experience.

  • By Annette O from Millom
    21 February 2020

    Lovely restaurant. Was very disappointed with the alternative afternoon tea however. For £25 pp I thought it was a bit expensive for what you got. 1 little bucket of chips, 4 chicken goujons but dont know where the chicken was!!! Just crunchy batter. Think the Yorkshire puds were frozen ones as they were still very cold on the bottom. Best bit was the pork pie, delicious. Just really disappointed with the quantity and quality of the food. Presentation was lovely. Ordered another coffee and waited over 20 minutes before paying and leaving without receiving it even though it didn't seem overly busy.

  • By Chris W from Barrow in furness
    21 February 2020

    Was excellent. . Fully enjoyed the alternative afternoon tea..

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The Wild Boar Grill & Smokehouse
The Wild Boar Inn, Grill & Smokehouse Crook Road, Windermere, North West England, LA23 3NF

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  • Alternative Afternoon Tea - £25 per person

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