|The Royal Oak is a small, busy, family run Inn with a warm welcoming atmosphere for the walker, tourist and business visitor alike. Our traditional Inn is non-smoking throughout, and with no late residents bar, last orders are at 11pm weekdays and 12pm weekends. We are a long standing member of CAMRA with a minimum of five real ales at any one time, including Hawkshead Bitter and Coniston Bluebird.
Situated in the very heart of Bowness on Windermere, The Royal Oak, graded 3 star by Visit Britain, is literally a stones throw from the Bowness Bay piers, where you can take in the stunning views across Lake Windermere and perhaps board a steamship cruise. We are only a few minutes walk from the many traditional craft and gift shops and only five minutes from The World of Beatrix Potter. Our Inn is proud to say it is the official finishing point of Alistair Wallace's 'The Dalesway Walk' and the starting point of his guide 'The Lake to Lake Walk'.
The Royal Oak double rooms are all en-suite and we have one en-suite single. In addition, there are two single rooms which share a bathroom and for which bathrobes are provided. Each room has tea/coffee making facilities, radio alarm clock, TV and a hair dryer. Whilst our centrally heated rooms vary in size, they are, without exception, extremely comfortable and are traditionally styled with a homely feel. For that special occasion we have deluxe rooms on offer, with a super-king size bed, and these include breakfast served in your room! We can arrange flowers, champagne, chocolates or any other special gift to be in your room on arrival.
The Oak is widely renowned for our kind hearted hospitality and, of course, for 'The Royal Oak Full English' breakfast! Evening meals are offered and all are prepared from fresh, locally sourced, ingredients. Our chef, given notice, can accommodate specific dietary requirements (015934 43970). Guests are also welcome to dine at Rumours, our Pizzeria and Mediterranean cuisine restaurant, which is a mere minute walk away.
Whilst pets cannot unfortunately be accommodated we do have free Wi-Fi connection, and off road car parking, available. Children are only allowed in designated areas after 9pm.
Children are welcome but after 9pm in designated areas only.
Strictly no smoking and we are unable to accomodate pets.
Off street parking available.
3 Star Visit Britain.