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Bowness Tap Rooms, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria

Bowness Tap Rooms

4.3
4.3
26 Reviews
£25 and under
Italian
Situated in the heart of Bowness we specialise in serving pasteurised brewery-fresh craft beers served direct from three large copper tanks displayed in the venue, plus a range of other local, national and international beer offerings. We have drinks to quench everyone’s thirst.

The extensive bar selection is complemented by quality hand-stretched pizzas, gourmet burgers & sharing delicatessen boards made using only the finest freshest locally sourced ingredients.

We’re lucky enough to be positioned close to several popular attractions in Bowness including Beatrix Potter’s World, making us the perfect place to fuel up before a day out or to rest up after a hard day trekking in the fells. We welcome dogs and have bowls for them so they can enjoy a refreshing drink.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 12:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    015394 23232
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress

What 26 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

26 Reviews
  1. WendyH

    Newcastle

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good sharing platters. Recommend these for choice and value

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  2. Anonymous

    Liverpool

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We visited this restaurant to eat on Friday night. The service was poor, took around 10 minutes for a member of staff to let us know we order food and drinks at the bar. Our food came reasonably fast, me and my partner both had pizzas. They were both very greasy and undercooked. Some of the prices were unreasonable. I was staying at Aprodiates for my birthday weekend. I fell ill from the Friday and haven’t been the same since. Wouldn’t recommend. Won’t be back!

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  3. BobC

    Cumbria

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We arrived on time and we were shown our table and given menus , we then waited 15 minutes without being served. Finally l got up and asked for service and l was told that they were extremely busy! Finally we ordered drinks and food, this also was very slow to arrive, the milk shake was tasteless and the burgers cold ! We certainly wouldn’t recommend this restaurant to anyone!

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  4. LindaT

    Cumbria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, good service. Great place to have lunch before the theatre matinee.

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  5. Rich1973

    Cumbria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great and very good value for money early bird offer is a great deal

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  6. HannahH

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    ⭐️⭐️ABSOLUTELY OUTSTANDING⭐️⭐️ my burger I ordered was AMAZING. it was packed full of favour and the loaded fries I upgraded to was definitely worth it. It really was lovely. My husband ordered a pizza and that too was delicious. 10/10. Would definitely go back.

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  7. EuniceF

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time visiting and won't be the last. Food and service was great. Pollo pizza and ham and mushroom highly recommended

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent family meal. Great all round. There’s something for every taste.

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  9. Itche

    New York City

    44 reviews

    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The pizza was excellent and comparable to what we have eaten in the US. The selection of beers was outstanding and the wait staff was helpful and efficient

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Cumbria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great first time experience for us! Excellent value for money. We’ll be back!

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  11. JordanF

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food had a pizza with cheeky fries and was spot on

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  12. Denhug

    Cumbria

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Dreadful service we had to go and get staff twice to order drinks & food. The food was just awful, the burger bun was bigger than the burger and you could barely see any cheese. The staff were totally uninterested people were walking out after waiting ages to be served. AVOID

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  13. Claire

    Cumbria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was swift, food was fantastic. Would definitely book again.

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  14. IanW

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent from start to finish. The service is even better than the food, if that is at all possible. The food is fantastic. We will be back.

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  15. RENo

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Servers and good absolutely outstanding. The only slight gripe I had was the music playing. It was very sweary and inappropriate for young kids. It was only 4pm when we were dining.

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  16. BecP

    Warwickshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing pizza and burgers! Great atmosphere and great soundtrack!

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  17. JasonT

    Cumbria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service we received was very friendly and efficient, we had pizzas and they were definitely 10/10 , this coupled with great a great atmosphere made it a great place to eat and exceptional value for money .

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  18. IanW

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent food, excellent service. Staff exceptional. My only gripe is when people go out to smoke on the lower level and the door is open - everyone is expected to sit eating whilst smoke billows into the restaurant. Perhaps have adoring door to close the door, automatically?

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  19. SarahG

    Cumbria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service and food as expected due to visits to the Ambleside Tap Yard, was not disappointed with the new Bowness site 😊

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  20. RichardR

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Needs a sign saying toilet upstairs as people kept asking us while we was eating dinner.

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  21. DianeR

    Manchester

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Having previously been to Ambleside restaurant was expecting the same sort of quality and standard. Burgers so small that when cut in half there was hardly any burger left on one half. All bun and no burger. For somewhere that has made its mark on Ambleside think this place will struggle especially as there is so much choice and an excellent burger to be had just a few doors up. Also no salads on the menu.

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  22. Rachel

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food. Definitely recommend. Don’t usually leave reviews so that is a testament to how good the burgers were!

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  23. BarryM

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was delicious. I had the Sloppy Joes Hotdog, and my wife had the Tris Pizza.

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  24. Zeday

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Spent New Year’s Eve here and had the best night ever! All the staff are amazing and I would definitely recommend going

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  25. JeanR

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was overcooked Starter Rice balls crusty very dry to eat , tomato sauce very very spicy. Lasagne had a burnt top inedible could not put knife through it although the underneath was tasty. Ambiance and service was good.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We’ve been here a few times and the whole experience was great. Our drink order was wrong and rectified immediately. We ordered pizza and waited quite some time to be served. Three tables that came in after us had their food. We finally were served and my husbands pizza resembled a frisbee and should never been served. Mine was fine, I assume my pizza order was mislaid and my husbands had sat under heated light. The cost of the pizza was refunded but 1 hungry husband. The waiter told us they are closing down in January and rebranding to come back as The Yard, hopefully the customer service is better and food not fit for consumption isn’t served

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St Martin's Parade, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria LA23 3EF

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Windermere
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 12:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Additional
    Beer, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wine
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