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The Wild Boar

Traditional hotel in tranquil surroundings close to the shores of Lake Windermere.

Set in the ancient beauty of the Gilpin Valley, this hotel takes its name from the local legend of Sir Richard de Gilpin who bravely fought and killed a particularly ferocious wild boar close by. However its fame these days has much more to do with the warmest of welcomes and standard of service complemented by our individually designed rooms, and the Grill & Smokehouse and open kitchen offering more theatre to the overall dining experience. Head Chef Marc Sanders will proudly continue his commitment to the best locally produced seasonal ingredients. Indeed The Wild Boar has a very special quality that is often best experienced whilst relaxing by the open fire.

Bedrooms at the Boar

The bedrooms in The Wild Boar range from classic to luxury with individually designed feature and luxury grade rooms, that have features such as log burning stoves and copper baths. Perfect if you are looking to treat yourself to something a bit special.

Things to do in the local area

Out and about in the tranquil surroundings of the hotel, for a special occasion, a weekend break or just to spend some time in this beautiful location. Secluded, yet close to Windermere village and Bowness Bay with Windermere Golf Club virtually on our doorstep and free membership of the Low Wood Bay Leisure Club, a host of local attractions and walks.

Out and about for children

The Wild Boar has so much to do onsite for children of all ages and nowhere better to enjoy the great outdoors than in our private woodland for guests only. Ideal environment to explore the wildlife. There are mapped walks with markers and points of interest and even a the green gym to test fitness and stamina. The surrounding countryside also has an abundance of great walking routes and the lake only a few miles away. All our guests receive a 10% discount at the Watersports Centre at Low Wood Bay plus the pool there has splash times at weekends, half terms and holidays. Plus also all younger children get a Sams Club goody bag on arrival and great children menus to eat in the restaurant or bar lounge.

Activities & Courses at The Wild Boar

The Wild Boar woods provide the opportunity to try clay pigeon shooting, archery, exploring the private woodland for its nature and birdlife or enjoy some novel outdoor fitness in the Wild Gym. Also the very popular learn to smoke with the professionals from Smoking Jo’s are a fantastic way to experience the wonderful flavours and culinary fun that can be had at our superb Smoking courses.

Situated on the Lake Windermere shoreline, the Low Wood Bay Watersports Centre offers a range of instructional courses and tuition as well as an extensive range of ways to enjoy the lake. (The Wild Boar residents can enjoy a discount of 10% at Low Wood Bay Watersports Centre.)

The Woods at The Wild Boar View Photos 1/10 The Wild Boar

Events & Activities

English Lakes - Hotels, Resorts and Venues hosts an array of very memorable and 'individual' events and activities throughout the course of each year. Our 'Individually' tailored events are enriched by the unique qualities of our venues, and enhanced by the spectacular settings some our venues enjoy.

Upcoming Events & Activities at The Wild Boar

    Fire starting

    The Wild Boar is working with Bushcraft expert Kevin to provide one day courses, where guests will learn how to make fire with their bare hands. Those taking part in the courses will get the chance to learn what fire is, how it is used, different methods of ignition, what to look for in combustible material and how to start fire from scratch. As well as learning the basics of fire. This fun packed day uses the Inns own 72 acre woodland, the Gilpin Park Plantation, to highlight further basic bush craft. ...Read More

    Whisky Tasting Evenings

    Join George, our master of malt for our regular Whisky Tasting Evenings at The Wild Boar...Read More

    Clay Pigeon Shooting

    Why not try your hand at clay pigeon shooting in our private woodland?...Read More

    Smoking Courses

    The Wild Boar is working with smoking experts Smoky Jo’s to provide these one day courses, you will learn how to hot & cold smoke your own food....Read More

Hotel Facilities

  • 33 Bedrooms with en-suite & daily housekeeping
  • Check-in from 15:00 & Check-out until 11:00
  • Grill restaurant & bar
  • Private woodland & walking trails
  • Free Wifi
  • Free guest parking
  • Free Use of local Leisure club
  • Dogs welcome
  • Onsite smokehouse & brewhouse
  • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2014
  • 24 hour reception
  • Family Friendly

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