Dog-Friendly Restaurants Bowness


Dog-Friendly Restaurants Bowness

The Lake District is a wonderful place to visit with your four-legged friends, as there are plenty of fantastic walking opportunities for you to enjoy together. 

Plus, when you’re planning a holiday, it’s much easier if you can bring the whole family with you including your dog, rather than having to find somebody to look after it or a kennel that you feel you can trust. Being left behind can also be slightly distressing for your dog, so it’s much nicer to simply travel together instead.

Here at Craig Manor we welcome well-behaved dogs in our pet-friendly rooms, so please do get in touch with us if you are planning a trip to the Lake District with your own dog soon, as our dog friendly rooms can only be booked by telephone.

Besides heading out to explore the fells and villages in the local area, you will no doubt want to sample some of the local restaurants here in Bowness if you are visiting. With that in mind, we thought we would do a quick roundup of some of the dog-friendly options that are available locally.


The Flying Pig

The Flying Pig is a cosy pub that was named Cumbria’s best pub in the National Pub Awards, and is welcoming to humans and dogs alike. It’s a great spot to stop off at for a bite to eat with the whole family!

They serve good quality, freshly made pub food, and also have a great range of local cask ales to enjoy. There’s a real fire to keep you warm and cosy in the wintertime, and the decor makes it feel contemporary while still retaining that cosy pub feeling.

With British cuisine often the butt of jokes for many nations, they named the pub to challenge the notion that ‘the day you get a good British meal is the day pigs will fly’, and their menu offering reflects how seriously they take serving good food.


The Village Inn

The menu at the Village Inn is a busy bar and restaurant that is popular with both visitors and locals alike. It has a laid back vibe, and a menu that will leave you spoiled for choice.

Their hanging kebabs are a real customer favourite, and their portions are nice and generous. Dogs are very welcome, and will be treated just as well as their human customers!


Hole in t’ Wall

Hole in t’ Wall is the oldest pub in Bowness, and whatever your tipple, they’ve got you covered from ale, to gin, rum and more. They also offer fantastic home-cooked food, from sandwiches and jacket potatoes to local Cumberland sausage. 

Built in 1612, the pub hasn’t changed too much over the years, managing to retain its charm. It was once frequented by Charles Dickens, and champion wrestler Thomas Longmire, so why not sit where they once sat and enjoy some hearty local fare? Dogs are welcome too!


The Boathouse Bar and Restaurant

The Boathouse is located at the marina in Bowness, and serves homemade food, local beers, and fine wine with wonderful views. They have a broad range of delicious food on the menu, including plenty of seafood, and they even do their own pizzas.

The setting is relaxed and informal, and their position right by lake Windermere makes this spot a popular one, not least because they’re dog-friendly.


We hope this has given you a few ideas of where to eat if you come for a visit soon. Do be sure to get in touch with us here at Craig Manor to book our dog-friendly rooms!

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