The Village Inn


Eating out

Please note that we do not have facilities for lunch or evening dining at The Cranleigh. However, as we are situated in the centre of Bowness-on-Windermere, there are many pubs and restaurants within walking distance or a short taxi ride away.

The surrounding area offers many options for dining, however, we have listed our particular recommendations depending on your preferences.

If you would like us to book a table at a particular  restaurant prior to your stay, or require further information about the restaurants in the area, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Pub - The Village Inn (1 minute walk)

A modern pub with a relaxed and lively atmosphere. It offers a good selection of traditional favourites such as fish and chips.


Pub - The Angel Inn (5 minute walk)

Family owned and boasting a stunning view, The Angel Inn serves light bites or can provide a fuller menu throughout the day. There is a choice of areas in which to dine, from the relaxing lounges  and restaurant, to the conservatory or terrace on warmer days.


The Fizzy Tarté (1 minute walk)

A stylish Patisserie and Champagne Bar serving a range of delicious Afternoon Teas services,  patisserie treats, sandwiches and light bites, as well as Illy coffee, Dammann Tea and quality Champagne and cocktails with brands such as Veuve Clicquot, Armand de Brignac, Moet,  Belvedere and Grey Goose.


Fine Dining - Porto Restaurant (1 minute walk)

For a more up-market evening meal, book a table at Porto. Enjoy freshly prepared food made from locally-sourced ingredients from the best regional suppliers.


Fine Dining - The Old England (2 minute walk)

Savour speciality dishes and fine wines at The Old England’s award-winning Number 23 Church Street Restaurant. For a less formal dining experience, the Terrace Coffee Lounge and Cocktail Bar also offers views across the gardens to the lake.


Fine Dining - Miller Howe Restaurant (5 minute taxi ride)

Excellent food, professional service and a stunning location. As you dine, you can enjoy the wonderful views of Lake Windermere and the majestic Langdale Pikes.


Fine Dining - Gilpin Lodge (10 minute taxi ride)

Their wonderful restaurant serves traditional British flavours in a light, imaginative way with a menu that celebrates some of the finest Lake District produce and West Coast seafood.


Fish- Hooked (25 minute walk/ 5 minute taxi ride)

Hooked is he only 'fish restaurant' in the area, providing seafood with flavours and influences from the Mediterranean, South East Asia & Australasia. The menu changes daily depending on availability and the local fish supplier West Coast Seafood.


Italian - The Villa Positano (1 minute walk)

A friendly, family run restaurant with an excellent menu and a warm, inviting atmosphere.


Italian - Giottos (25 minute walk/ 5 minute taxi ride)

A lovely restaurant with a lively ambience and delicious Italian specialties.


Indian - Mela Spice Fusion (1.5 minute walk)

Offers a varied menu, with knowledgeable staff who are more than happy to guide you through the menu and choices available.


Chinese - The China Boat (3.5 minute walk)

The first Cantonese restaurant to open in the area, and still a popular choice amongst locals and tourists alike.


Chinese - Jade Delight (7 minute walk)

Delicious Chinese and Cantonese food at reasonable prices. Offering a good sized menu with some value banquet options available.


Thai Cuisine - Jintana (7 minute walk)

A taste of Thailand, with original Thai furnishings and authentic cuisine, all prepared by Thai chefs.






Miller Howe


The Angel Inn



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