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Old 19 August 2004, 09:17   #1
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Windermere Questions

I have been skiing at windermere for the past few weeks and have never found a restaurant or bar that I can moor up at and get a drink and a bite to eat. I am now under a bit of pressure as my girlfriend has shown an interest in going and I have assured her I will get her lunch on Saturday. Any recomendations will help save my relationship

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Old 19 August 2004, 09:20   #2
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If all else fails......

.....buy a bottle of Champagne (don't forget the glasses) and some smoke salmon bagels from M&S and surprise her with a romantic lunch. I guarantee you'll be on a winner thereafter, trust me, it worked for me once.


Ahhh, just noticed you're a publican so perhaps she'll just think you're doing it on the cheap - anyway - always worth a shot.
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Not wishing to.......

.......hijack your thread but.....there's always a but ! Do you know when this supposed speed ban comes into effect - what's the exact date.
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it comes into effect on the Tuesday after Easter Monday 2005. Real shame, looks like it will take a lot away from the area. Another blanket law to f@&k up the world we live in. Easier to ban outright than control and educate....

Problem with the Champagne angle is that I am a publican as you point out but she is also, need to find a little hotel/bar for lunch....
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That is all they ever do these days - BAN things. They have just banned all vehicles from Pendine sands - there has never been a problem in the past - they have also banned all wind powered sport from several local beaches - again despite NO problems - could it be down to too many geriatrics in local councils????
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places to eat on windy

hello there, do quite a bit of sailing on windy, and when we fancy a cuppa and a sarnie, you can sail up to and tie along side the small wooden jetty outside the something wood hotel( name fails me at the moment), you can't miss it though. if you head north from bo,ness to ambleside, about 2 mile south of ambleside you will see a big white hotel on your starboard side, get close to it and you will see the jetty, tie up then nip across the busy road and get a seat inside over looking the lake, and then you can keep an eye on your pride and joy(the boat not the girlfriend), hope this helps
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There are a few good places to visit the best of which is the Lakeside Hotel at the southern end of the Lake on the western shore, they have a large conservatory, serve good food & its swanky for a posh meal arriving by boat. My lasting memory of the place was rafting up alongside a hireboat on the jetty, having a great meal, retiring to the conservatory to then watch in disbelief as the chap who had hired the cruiser got on board, started up and motored off - with my Searay alongside! Watching him trying to bring it back when he had finally realised it was there was very stressful!

Other places include:

- Low Wood Hotel - Eastern shore above Bowness
- Bowness, loads of places but not very 'exclusive' and 'away from it'
- Ambleside, public jetty & a reasonable italian over the road but spoilt by the road
- Right at the Southern end there is a hotel - just keep on going as you pass the Lakeside Hotel
- There are two other hotels that i recollect but cannot remeber their names. One is south of the Low Wood and is in the Johanssens guide, the other is south of Bowness on the eastern shore too

all of the above have jetties


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Thank you all for the advice. Setting off shortly will hopefully have fine weather tomorrow
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If you carrying on sailing South past the Lakeside hotel you come to a river. Carry on up the river for about 1/2 mile to the Swan Hotel where I understand you can moor.
I tried it during my last trip to Windermere but the water seemed very shallow so I gave up and had a cup of tea at the National trust cafe opposite the lakeside hotel.

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That is all they ever do these days - BAN things. They have just banned all vehicles from Pendine sands - there has never been a problem in the past - they have also banned all wind powered sport from several local beaches - again despite NO problems - could it be down to too many geriatrics in local councils????
I am sure it has nothing to do with our societies increasing desire to make a personal injury claim and the need to minimise public liability.

If memory serves me correctly didn't someone decapitate themselves when the cars drive chain broke on Pendine sands once
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