Set amongst the beauty of the ancient Gilpin Valley, The Wild Boar takes its name from the local legend of Sir Richard de Gilpin, who bravely fought and killed a particularly ferocious wild boar close by. However, these days The Wild Boar fame has much more to do with the warmest of welcomes and exceptional standard of service, complemented by its choice of individually designed rooms and the excitement of the Grill & Smokehouse's open kitchen. The Wild Boar proudly continues its commitment to sourcing some of the best local and seasonal ingredients. This traditional Lake District Inn close to Windermere has a very special reputation both locally and nationally, both for its quality of food and drink and a welcome as warm as its open log fires.
The Wild Boar has 34 individually styled bedrooms with three categories of rooms to choose from. The Classic and Feature rooms offer everything you would expect from a four star Lake District Inn whilst our Luxury rooms are perfect if you are looking to treat yourself to something a bit special!
The Wild Boar’s close proximity to the picturesque Windermere golf club and the Inns rural surroundings make it a perfect place to step out and enjoy an interesting hike to take in the fresh Lakeland air.
Experience the outdoors without venturing any further than the Inns own 72 acres of private semi-ancient woodland the choice of activities is unsurpassed in the area. Walk down to the beautiful tarn via a number of marked trails. A range of mapped nature trails or green gym stations to work out in the fresh outdoor environment are also in the woods. Clay pigeon shooting can be pre - booked and gives another interesting aspect of fun things to do on the doorstep.
The Wild Boar also hosts an array of memorable and 'individual' events throughout the year such as our popular whisky tasting evenings, smoking courses and special dinners. Check out our events and activities page to find out about our upcoming events at The Wild Boar.