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Set in the ancient beauty of the Gilpin Valley, with 72 acres of private woodland and beautiful tarn, this traditional inn takes its name from the local legend of Sir Richard de Gilpin who bravely fought and killed a ferocious wild boar close by.

However, its fame these days has much more to do with the warmest of welcomes and standard of service complemented by individually designed rooms, and the Grill & Smokehouse and the open kitchen offering more theatre to the overall dining experience.

Head Chef Marc Sanders will proudly display his commitment to the best locally produced seasonal ingredients.

Some of the bedrooms boast features such as copper baths and log fires.

Guests can enjoy full complimentary use of our sister hotel’s extensive leisure complex, at Low Wood Bay, which boasts a feature pool, indoor spa bath and outdoor hot tub, steam room, sauna, solarium, fitness suite, squash court and beauty salon.



  • 72 acres of private woodland for guests
  • Nature trails (map available)
  • Wild Gym trail (map available)
  • Grill & Smokehouse
  • Over 60 malt whiskies (Whisky club evenings)
  • Conference facilities
  • Weddings
  • Dog friendly


Local Attractions

  • Low Wood Bay Leisure Club
  • The World of Beatrix Potter
  • Windermere Golf Club (1 mile away)
  • Blackwell, the Arts & Crafts House
  • Sizergh Castle
  • Wordsworth Trust properties
  • Levens Hall & Gardens


  • Cumbria Tourism Inn of the year
  • Two AA Rosette Restaurant
  • Four Star Inn
  • Green Tourism -Gold
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The Wild Boar

Inn, Grill & Smokehouse 

Crook Road

Nr Windermere


LA23 3NF

Tel: 08458 504 604


Website: Visit the Wild Boar Inn

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Whisky club, wine tasting, steak club, clay shooting, woodland trails and smoking courses throughout the year teaching you how to hot and cold smoke a range of foods at home.