The Wild Boar Inn, Grill & Smokehouse
“Make yourself at home in this charming historic roadside inn” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
Close to Windermere, the white-painted Wild Boar Inn is in a peaceful rural location. Inside, the low beams, dark wood, polished stone floor and open fires make for a very cosy, welcoming retreat. The Grill & Smokehouse features quality local and seasonal ingredients on its menus. As the name implies, plenty of comfort food from the grill and the smokehouse is offered.
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Facilities – at a glance
Credit cards accepted
- Seats: 100
- Private dining available
- On-site parking available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Accessible toilets
- Assist dogs welcome
- Open all year
- Wines under £30: 52
- Wines over £30: 38
- Wines by the glass: 17
- Cuisine style: Traditional British
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About the area
Cumbria's rugged yet beautiful landscape is best known for the Lake District National Park that sits within its boundaries. It’s famous for Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake, and Derwent Water, ‘Queen of the English Lakes'. This beautiful countryside once inspired William Wordsworth and his home, Dove Cottage, in Grasmere is a popular museum. Another place of literary pilgrimage is Hill Top, home of Beatrix Potter, located near Windermere. Tom Kitten, Samuel Whiskers and Jemima Puddleduck were all created here.
Much of Cumbria is often overlooked in favour of the Lake Distirct. In the south, the Lune Valley remains as lovely as it was when Turner painted it. The coast is also a secret gem. With its wide cobbled streets, spacious green and views of the Solway Firth, Silloth is a fine Victorian seaside resort. Other towns along this coastline include Whitehaven, Workington and Maryport. Carlisle is well worth a look – once a Roman camp, its red-brick cathedral dates back to the early 12th century and its 11th-century castle was built by William Rufus.
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