The Wild Boar Grill & Smokehouse

(425 Reviews)
The Wild Boar Inn, Grill & Smokehouse Crook Road, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3NF
British, Afternoon Tea, Steaks & Grills
A la carte menu

Top offer

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 425 reviews)

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  • afternoon tea (167)
  • al fresco (11)
  • breakfast (62)
  • business (22)
  • child friendly (49)
  • dinner (265)
  • entertainment (10)
  • large parties (52)
  • lunch (118)
  • luxury (83)
  • private dining (73)
  • romantic (154)
  • trendy (34)
  • value (82)
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  • By Corin S from West Midlands
    16 November 2019

    Fantastic steak can’t beat it Fabulous breakfast too

  • By Mark H from Windermere
    15 November 2019

    The food was very good, my wife was a bit upset there was no mini burgers as shown on the website also everyone we know who’s been has had them ??The best food by far was the pork pie, unfortunately the warm ale let it down for me, the room was a bit chilly we all thought.

  • By Beth H from Windermere
    13 November 2019

    Had a great dinner here. Food was lovely

  • By Tony & mary R from Kendal
    12 November 2019

    Friendly and welcoming,good value

  • By Lauren M from Barrow-in-Furness
    10 November 2019

    Service was brilliant as always and a lovely venue, but was disappointed with the afternoon tea I have been before and they have changed form the little sandwiches to chicken wings which were cold which I expected to be warm and just was generally lacking a little umph on the afternoon tea... felt very thrown together.

  • By Richard S from ULVERSTON
    10 November 2019

    Very good Sunday Roast. The beef was very tender and there was a good selection of vegetables served.

  • By Helen S from Ulverston
    8 November 2019

    We came for alternative afternoon tea for the second time and it was a little disappointing. Gone we’re the amazing pigs in blankets and scotch egg to be replaced with duck sausages and chicken wings.....poor substitutes in the opinion of our party, they were also spicy which two of our party don’t like. The service and cooking of the food was amazing as always at the Wild Boar but the actual contents of the afternoon tea were disappointing.

  • By Louise F from Carlisle
    8 November 2019

    We had a pleasant journey to the Boar's Head on a sunny, but cold, Autumn day. It was lovely to be welcomed by a real fire. Though we booked the 'alternative afternoon tea' we actually considered it our lunch. We were quickly served with a drink - two of our group opted for a glass of Prosecco while the third chose the beer bat - all three beers were good but the IPA was judged the stand out brew. This was followed but a large, three tiered wooden platter brimming with goodies. A selection of savouries included fish goujons, smoked duck sausages, chicken wings and a beef slider in a soft brioche bun. All were tasty and were accompanied by small buckets of red hot chips and little pots of sauce, which was a nice extra. After a short break we moved onto the sweet treats - the scones and home made damson jam were particularly good and there was also a brownie and cupcake along with generous quantities of tea and coffee. The staff were lovely - attentive, but not intrusive. The whole experience was very enjoyable ... Thank you to all concerned.

  • By Tom W from Workington
    2 November 2019

    Great afternoon tea ?? only thing I wasn’t happy about was one chicken wing and want cooked I did say something and I would Imagine it was a manger who came and told me it was the the marinade that had made it that colour, I’m not silly but I can tell if something is cooked or not. I would of taken this further but as my parents had driven 300 miles I didn’t want to make a fuss.

  • By Shirley M from Wigton
    31 October 2019

    Very different experience of afternoon tea. Everything lovely except the crackling which was greasy. They did apologise after we mentioned it.Vegetarian option was really good. We had 5 booked 3 veggie and 2 non veggie and mixed them.up. think veggie option was nicer food. Will definitely go back

Restaurant Location Map
The Wild Boar Grill & Smokehouse
The Wild Boar Inn, Grill & Smokehouse Crook Road, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3NF

Available offers

  • Afternoon Tea - £25 per person
  • Alternative Afternoon Tea - £25 per person
  • All Day Menu
  • Alternative Afternoon Tea - £25 per person
  • Sunday Lunch - 2 courses £20 or 3 courses £25 per person

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