Located in the heart of Bowness-on-Windermere, The Royal Oak Inn offers a traditional Inn, which has been family-run since 1995.

The Royal Oak Inn offers cozy rooms above the public bar with free Wi-Fi, TV, radio alarm clock and tea/coffee making facilities. Some rooms are en-suite and some have a separate bathroom.

Guests can enjoy The Royal Oak’s renowned full English breakfast and discounted offers on bar meals. Dishes are prepared using locally sourced produce,. The property also offers vegan, vegetarian and a gluten-free options.

Bowness Bay Pier offers steamship cruises across Lake Windermere. Home to The World of Beatrix Potter, Bowness features traditional craft and gift shops, within 5 minutes’ walk of the property. Free private parking is available on site and Windermere Railway Station is 1.5 miles away.

This is our guests' favorite part of Bowness-on-Windermere, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.7 for a two-person trip.

The Royal Oak Inn has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Feb 26, 2013

Property Highlights

Located in the top-rated area in Bowness-on-Windermere, this property has an excellent location score of 9.7!

Breakfast Info

Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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4 reasons to choose The Royal Oak Inn

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speaks English
Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
The property usually replies within a few hours
  • Free parking?
    Yes we have 'FREE' parking and enough for all rooms. Sometimes we have to block a couple of cars in, but we always mange the car parking and sort with...
    Answered on November 20, 2019
  • Are there any problems in the rooms with noise from the bar ?
    No not at all. We tend to close around 10.30pm (unless It's bank holiday).
    Answered on November 20, 2019
  • Is there any chance of booking a lake view room ?
    We always try our very best :-)
    Answered on September 9, 2021
  • Hi. Can you provide off street parking for two motorbikes?
    Yes we can :-)
    Answered on September 22, 2020
  • Have you got designated a designated smoking area
    Unfortunately not but we do have beer garden with heated lamps under umbrellas.
    Answered on December 28, 2019
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Area info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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Amenities of The Royal Oak Inn
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Garden
Food & Drink
  • Fruit
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Bar
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Baggage storage
  • Packed lunches
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • 24-hour security
  • Adults only
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Polish
Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules The Royal Oak Inn takes special requests – add in the next step!


3:00 PM - 8:00 PM


8:00 AM - 10:30 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children not allowed.

Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa American Express The Royal Oak Inn accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

The bar is open daily from 12:00-21:00.

Please note that the parking is small and cars may be tight next to each other.

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

FAQs about The Royal Oak Inn

  • The Royal Oak Inn is 650 feet from the center of Bowness-on-Windermere.

  • Check-in at The Royal Oak Inn is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:30 AM.

  • The Royal Oak Inn offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Guests staying at The Royal Oak Inn can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.2).

      Breakfast option(s) include:

      • Full English/Irish
      • Vegetarian
      • Vegan
      • Gluten-free

    • Room options at The Royal Oak Inn include:

      • Double

    • The prices at The Royal Oak Inn may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

    • From the nearest airport, you can get to The Royal Oak Inn by:

      • Train 1h 30min