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The Wild Boar

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

Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2014

601 Tripadvisor Reviews

We are delighted to welcome you to The Wild Boar renowned for the excellent dining experience with our Grill & Smokehouse, and a wide range of bedroom accommodation from comfortable classic country style through to sheer indulgent luxury. We are based in the heart of the Lake District, just minutes away from Windermere railway station.

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.

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.

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

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

    Clay Pigeon Shooting - Why not try your hand at clay pigeon shooting in our private woodland?...

    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....

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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How to find us

The Wild Boar is situated adjacent to the B5284 between Bowness-on-Windermere and Kendal. Our postcode is provided beneath the map or you can get directions with Google by following this link. Car Parking is available at both the front and rear of the hotel.

Contact us

The Wild Boar, Crook Road, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3NF