The Wild Boar Grill & Smokehouse

(430 Reviews)
The Wild Boar Inn, Grill & Smokehouse Crook Road, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3NF
British, Afternoon Tea, Steaks & Grills

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.

Customer reviews for The Wild Boar Grill & Smokehouse
(based on 430 reviews)

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  • afternoon tea (170)
  • al fresco (11)
  • breakfast (62)
  • business (22)
  • child friendly (49)
  • dinner (266)
  • entertainment (10)
  • large parties (52)
  • lunch (118)
  • luxury (83)
  • private dining (74)
  • romantic (155)
  • trendy (35)
  • value (83)
  • views (52)
  • By Rebekah B from CARLISLE
    25 November 2019

    Lovely seating area and alternative afternoon tea well presented. Homemade scones were delicious

  • By Nicola M from Kendal, Cumbria
    23 November 2019

    Absolutely love the wild boar my favourite place to eat. Afternoon tea was spot on. Mad pig ale is the best beer I’ve ever tasted. Lovely pub, lovely restaurant, perfect autumn afternoon.

  • By C wilkinson W from Workington
    19 November 2019

    3 parties (2couples & us - party of 5 mature ladies) n all seated in same part of restaurant felt we had to be quiet as we would be overheard but restaurant was empty, we could have been seated in our own area. No alternative offered to fruit scones when one of our party asked, stale cake & tiny portions. No cocktail menu, nothing given to the birthday girl in our party, old uncomfortable cramped seating & miserable staff. Won't be back, expensive, overrated & felt we were a nuisance, where we easily have spent same again on cocktails or gin if made to feel comfortable & welcome. No Cumbrian hospitality here.

  • 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 Ruth B from Lancaster
    10 November 2019

    My husband, daughter and myself enjoyed a really lovely afternoon tea at The Wild Boar. It had been recommended to you by our son and it didn’t disappoint. Afternoon tea is normally little sandwiches and a lot of cake but The Wild Boar savoury afternoon tea is by far the best we’ve had. If I could have changed one thing it would have been the pork crackling, not for any other reason than it’s just not something I particularly like but my husband & daughter enjoyed them. Being a savoury afternoon tea with just a little cake you really felt like you had eaten properly. We had a lovely table in the lounge area where there was space for our dog to lie down without being in the way. The food was explained and we certainly didn’t feel rushed in any way. If there was a slight downer it was people at another table who had 2 dogs one of which barked regularly when it wasn’t getting fed titbits from its owner. There were other dogs in the lounge who were lying quietly beside there owners, if you hadn’t seen them you wouldn’t have known they were there. It was just a shame these people had to slightly spoil what would have been a lovely afternoon.

  • 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.

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

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