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The Wild Boar, Windermere, Lake District

Brimming with its own distinctive character, The Wild Boar in Windermere is one of the most loved pubs with rooms in the Lake District. The impressive reception immediately sets the scene with its stone floors, cosy leather armchairs and imposing range.

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The Wild Boar, Windermere, Lake District

Windermere LA23 3NF, 015394 45225, Visit Website

The Wild Boar is one of the Lake District’s finest and oldest Windermere hotels. You’ll be welcomed with friendly faces, traditional wood beams, individually styled rooms and a warming open fire. This country inn is bursting with character and offers plenty of ‘cosy corners’.

The inn adopts its name from the local legend of Sir Richard de Gilpin, who courageously fought and killed a fierce wild boar. Set amongst the picturesque Gilpin Valley, this is the perfect retreat for couples, families and especially dog owners.

Head chef Dylan Evans presents his passion for aromatic flavours, he has designed a menu which pairs classic favourites with an international twist. Dishes are popular among locals and guests alike. Dylan takes much inspiration from his time spent in the Middle East and his personal connection to Italy. He prides himself on creating colourful, flavoursome dishes to excite your palette. The Wild Boar is also well-known for its Alternative Afternoon Tea which changes seasonally but boasts favourites such as pork pies, Yorkshire puddings filled with roast beef and pork scratchings. In the bar, try a range of house-brewed ales from ‘Mad Pig’ to ‘Blonde Boar’.

Stay in one of 34 individually designed rooms which combine traditional style with contemporary touches, various rooms boast views over the fells, beautiful copper baths or wood burning stoves; all rooms have LCD TVs and luxurious beds.

Whether a resident or a day guest, take a stroll through 72 acres of private woodland, situated behind the Inn, and explore the stunning scenery. The woods host our own hidden art trail which highlight the best places to spot local wildlife.

  • 34 rooms
  • Parking
  • Woodland setting
  • Log fires
  • Roll top baths
  • Child friendly
  • Dog friendly
  • Bar
  • Grill and Smokehouse
  • Traditional menu
  • Microbrewery
  • Alternative afternoon tea
  • Meeting room for 20
  • Private dining
  • Picnic hampers
  • Close to Windermere
  • Four poster rooms
  • Licensed for weddings
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Clay pigeon shooting
From £118

The local area

The peaceful setting of Crook within the Gilpin Valley is made even more special by the 72 acres of private woodland that surrounds this historic inn with rooms, just a short drive from Windermere. Explore the area with a well-stocked picnic hamper in hand and soak up the most heavenly scenery as the children scamper through the woods looking for the elusive wild deer. Being so close to Windermere, there are endless things to do during your stay The Wild Boar, from exploring the magnificent lakes and fells, to water sports and cultural tours of the main attractions. Visit the World of Beatrix Potter and Wordsworth’s House or throw yourself into an aerial woodland adventure at Brockhole Visitor Centre.


  • Listed in Best Hotels in The Lake District: The Telegraph (2016)
  • Conference facilities for up to 35 delegates
  • Free access to nearby leisure facilities
  • Private dining for up to 20 people
  • Day Delegate rate from: £30.00 + VAT
  • 24 Hour Delegate Rate from: £99.00 + VAT for single occupancy


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by Angela Taylor on RoomsOnTap
Great Food

Great food too in their Smokehouse and Grill

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