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The Wild Boar, The Lake District

The Wild Boar

The Lake District, The UK

Tucked away in a tranquil, lush valley, The Wild Boar is a traditional British pub that boasts its own smokehouse and microbrewery. Despite its quiet location, The Wild Boar is still close to a host of local attractions in the Lake District. Along with a warm welcome, your stay will be complemented by individually-styled guest rooms, with character befitting a traditional pub-style property.

The Wild Boar is especially well-known for its high-quality cuisine: the oak-beamed Grill & Smokehouse serves country-style, locally-sourced British cuisine by candlelight and The Wild Boar Bar, with its own microbrewery, is the perfect place to unwind after a long day of exploring the Lake District.

OUR RATING: Medium

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OUR OPINION:

The friendly atmosphere of The Wild Boar and its exquisite cuisine, featuring ales produced on site, makes it one of our top choices for food lovers in the Lake District.

Rooms

All guest rooms feature a TV, DVD Player, high-quality bed linen, iron, hair dryer, telephone and a selection of coffee and Ringtons tea. Some rooms contain copper baths or log burners. Family rooms are more spacious and can accommodate up to two adults and two children. If you are looking for an extra bit of pampering, The Wild Boar’s Luxury rooms include extra special touches. All rooms feature en suite bathrooms and complimentary Wi-Fi.

Location

The Wild Boar is a quiet sanctuary where guests can enjoy leisurely walks through the inn's own private woodland. For access to Lake Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere is only a five-to ten-minute drive from the inn, and Ambleside is around a 20-minute drive away. 

Food and drink

With a modern, varied and award-winning British menu and emphasis on locally-sourced, seasonal ingredients, The Grill & Smokehouse is a popular stop for locals and visitors alike. The inn also boasts an extensive wine list, over 100 international single-malt whiskies and an impressive range of traditional ales, some of which are produced in the hotel’s own on-site microbrewery.

Families

The Wild Boar caters to families with young children. There is a child-friendly menu at the hotel’s restaurant and the hotel group, of which The Wild Boar is a member, hosts a children’s activity club called Sam's Club. In addition to the plethora of activities for young children, each child receives a goody bag when they arrive at the hotel.

Facilities and activities

Guests can learn how to recreate The Wild Boar’s renowned cuisine during the hotel’s smoking courses. The hotel also offers regular whisky-tasting evenings, clay pigeon shooting lessons and archery courses. Furthermore, guests can enjoy complimentary access to the expansive Low Wood Bay Leisure Club, which features a beauty salon, large swimming pool and gym with qualified instructors.

Tour ideas in The Lake District

Our itineraries are there to spark ideas for how you could include a stay at The Wild Boar as part of your trip. Treat them simply as suggestions, because every aspect of the trip we create for you will be yours to define.

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