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The Wild Boar Grill & Smokehouse

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

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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

Brilliant afternoon tea with a twist. The restaurant is fab... and the toilets!

Anna jane Mulgrew 22 July 2017
from maryport

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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.

The Wild Boar Grill & Smokehouse

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

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Customer reviews for The Wild Boar Grill & Smokehouse

4.4 (((() (based on 157 reviews)
92% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • romantic (68)
  • lunch (50)
  • luxury (41)
  • private dining (31)
  • value (27)
  • afternoon tea (22)
  • large parties (22)
  • child friendly (21)
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  • ((((( 24 July 2017 by Helen Hobson from Birmingham

    The Wild Boar delivers every time! Fantastic food and fantastic service. The afternoon tea is to die for!

  • ((((( 22 July 2017 by Anna jane Mulgrew from maryport

    Brilliant afternoon tea with a twist. The restaurant is fab... and the toilets!

  • ((((* 22 July 2017 by Michael von Forstner from Bärschwi, Switzerland

    Excellent meat quality and a nice choice of wines at realistic prices. We went for the smoked meat sample platter as a shared starter and different steaks as mains - all very good, tasty and cooked according to our wishes. Looking forward to another visit to sample the brews.

  • ((((( 21 July 2017 by George Sergiou from Windermere

    Fantastic food, fantastic service. The overall environment and setting is perfect. Would definitely recommend

  • ((((* 17 July 2017 by Mike Dean from Galston

    Smokehouse specials & in house craft ale would be the main reason to visit. Pleasant dining room, efficient & friendly service

  • ((((( 15 July 2017 by Charles Roberts from Leicestershire

    Great food. We were made very welcome by all the staff. Very comfortable place to eat and while away a very enjoyable couple of hours. Thanks you all.

  • ((((( 14 July 2017 by Hayley Johnson from Barrow-in-Furness

    Lovely food & great service, with a nice warm atmosphere :)

  • ((((( 10 July 2017 by Kirstin Geer from Cumbria

    Excellent service, one of the best meals we've had for ages, great location

  • (((** 3 July 2017 by Richard Allen from Leeds

    Overall we were disappointed
    We booked the wild boar because of its rating and as we were staying at there sister property the waterhead.
    Firstly they do deny have a record of our booking dispose me having a confirmation
    Once seated we resolved pur starters "homemade pork scratching a " and home smoked salmon "
    Only half the pork scratchings were edible the rest were chewy and not crisp the salmon was ok but garnished with rock hard croutons
    Main course we both chose fillet steak mine with spinach my partners with mash potato
    The mash was bland cold and served in a small frying pan
    My spinach had a pool of water in the bottom of the dish
    I sent back the spinach via the head waiter
    The steak and sauce were nicely cooked although nothing was seasoned at all including the steak
    The second batch of spinach was if anything worse
    As well as water it was mainly stalk and gritty I left it all and pointed it out once agin to our waiter
    We were offered on the house coffees but we wanted to pay and leave
    This was a special occasion for us and we had looked forward to it for weeks
    A real shame that poor cooking spoilt out night

  • ((((( 3 July 2017 by Ruth from Kendal

    We've been here several times now and it's our favourite restaurant. Staff are attentive, polite and friendly. The menu is varied and interesting and food is always cooked just right. However we nearly always have steak as it's something you can't rely on in most places, but here it's always been perfect. Beautifully tender and succulent meat, cooked exactly as ordered. And on the rare occasion we can manage a dessert, the sticky toffee pudding is to die for!

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