The Angel Inn

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Address: Helm Road, Bowness-on-Windermere, LA23 3BU, United Kingdom

Star rating:
3 star hotel

4.2

The mass-market family pub gets a new look.

The Angel aims to be a bit of a one-stop-shop for mass-market travellers. It's essentially a pub with rooms, although the rooms do feel a bit of an afterthought.

The best feature is the sunny beer garden for al-frecso drinks and meals. But beware: it gets busy when the sun shines.

Location
4.4
90%
Eating/drinking
4.2
90%
Leisure facilities
n/a
90%
Service
4
90%
Value for money
4
90%
Bedrooms
4.1
90%
Public areas
4.2
90%

Location

Perched on a hill at the heart of Bowness and set back from the main thoroughfare.

Bedrooms

The 13 rooms are set off a rather dark coridor. Inside, they are compact but modern with iPod docks and lots of bright colours. The bathrooms do feel rather small, however.

The Angel bills itself as family friendly but I think the place is better suited to older children.

Public areas

The front lounge is cosy with an open fire and magzines, although a flat-screen TV of rolling news does rather dominate.

The conseravtory is sunny with French doors but somewhat tagged onto the car park.

The garden is the best feaure. I found more relaxed at dusk when the dyatrippers have all left.

Service

A young staff in black polo shirts. Daytime service is rather frenetic with stressed-looking staff, but calmer in the evening.

Who stays there

Families and first-time visitors looking for a mid-range option. There's a big daytime trade that makes the Angel a bit too busy for some at lunchtime.

Amenities

  • Parking
  • Restaurant

Recommended for

  • Families with teenagers
  • First-time travellers
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing

Pros & Cons

  • Beer garden
  • Central location
  • Small bathrooms
  • Steep drive up to parking area
  • Free WiFi downstairs only
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