We are delighted to welcome you to The Wild Boar Inn, Grill & Smokehouse. A great new dining experience with our all new 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 Coaching Inn 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 new, individually designed rooms, and the new 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 recently refurbished 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. We also still have a number of Classic rooms which have not been refurbished but offer all the standard comforts you would expect from a country inn.
Things to do in the local area
Out and about in the tranquil surroundings of the Inn, 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
Champagne Tasting & Dinner - The Wild Boar and Laurent-Perrier are hosting a champagne tasting dinner ...
Japanese Whisky Tasting - The Wild Boar and Suntory whisky are hosting a Japanese Whisky Tasting evening...
Smoking Courses - The Wild Boar is working with smoking experts Smoky Jo’s to provide one day courses, where guests will learn how to hot and cold smoke their own food....
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