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The Wild Boar – Windermere Hotel

A traditional hotel set in tranquil surroundings, close to the shores of Lake Windermere.

Set amongst the beauty of the ancient Gilpin Valley, The Wild Boar 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, these days The Wild Boar fame has much more to do with the warmest of welcomes and exceptional standard of service, complemented by its choice of individually designed rooms and the excitement of the Grill & Smokehouse's open kitchen.

The Wild Boar proudly continues its commitment to sourcing some of the best local and seasonal ingredients. This traditional Lake District Inn close to Windermere has a very special reputation both locally and nationally, both for its quality of food and drink and a welcome as warm as its open log fires.

'The excellent restaurant offers delicious country-style cooking'
Best Hotels in The Lake District: The Telegraph (2016)
The Woods at The Wild Boar View Photos The Grill & Smokehouse Restaurant


The Wild Boar has 34 individually styled bedrooms with three categories of rooms to choose froms. Our Classic and Feature rooms offer everything you would expect from a four star Lake District Inn whilst our Luxury rooms are perfect if you are looking to treat yourself to something a bit special!

Book a room direct with English Lakes to ensure you receive the best price for your stay at The Wild Boar.

The Grill & Smokehouse Restaurant

The Wild Boar’s grill and smokehouse is a popular stop for Windermere locals and visitors alike. Oak­beamed and cosy by candlelight, the restaurant embraces a passion for tradition and excellence.

Bar & Lounge

On arrival at the Inn you will be welcomed at The Wild Boar Bar with a variety of cosy seating and open fires it is the perfect place to relax after a long day of exploring the Lake District. The Inn has its very own Brewhouse with a selection of its own real ales available at the bar as well as an extensive wine list and a selection of over 150 whiskies.

Things to do in the Local Area

Whether you’re with us for a special occasion, a weekend break or simply to spend more time in this beautiful National Park location, you’ll be sure to love the tranquil settings of this cosy hideaway. Peaceful and secluded yet close to Windermere and Bowness Bay, guests can enjoy the best of both worlds with woodland trails in the Inn's own private woodland, Windermere Golf Club nearby, free use of the Low Wood Bay Leisure Club and a whole host of local attractions and walks nearby. When it comes to hotels in Windermere, there are none that provide quite as refreshing a stay as The Wild Boar.

Events & Activities

The Wild Boar hosts an array of memorable and 'individual' events throughout the year such as our popular whisky tasting evenings, smoking courses and special dinners. Check out our events and activities page to find out about our upcoming events at The Wild Boar.

The Woods at The Wild Boar

Hotel Facilities

  • 34 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 2015
  • 24 hour reception
  • Family Friendly

Additional Hotel Information

From our Guests at The Wild Boar

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