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The Punch Bowl Inn, Crosthwaite

Punch Bowl Inn Crosthwaite Lyth Valley, Kendal LA8 8HR, United Kingdom

The Punch Bowl Inn, Crosthwaite
Restaurant
4.6
515 reviews
8 comments
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847W+7V Kendal, United Kingdom
+44 15395 68237
the-punchbowl.co.uk
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Darren Strange
Darren Strange1 year ago
Lovely location and great service from the team. For me, i found the menu didnt have anything on it i could get really excited about. Scallops were very tasty, but quite a small portion, Haddock and chips were nice, but fish was a little dry to be honest, though I think they had some supply issues today. Overall good meal out, but didnt quite hit my expectations if I'm honest. Happy to try again another time.
Kate Hesketh
Kate Hesketh1 year ago
What a gem! we stayed for 3 nights and the food was superb as was the service and the staff are excellent but not obtrusive you felt you could not ask for the wrong thing.Our room was lovely and had everything we needed our welcome afternoon tea was a great touch . Also the tea and coffee brought to you either in your room or downstairs is just great much better than making it yourself and is always available. My husband had a slight accident and they could not help us enough Richard Rose the owner went above and beyond to help us. Indeed their concern was so heartwarming. We will return many times I am sure and have already booked our next stay. Thank you so much to you all !
Paul Daltry
Paul Daltry1 year ago
A seriously good pub dining experience. Oh when I give 4 stars it has to be good! My pork belly was succulent and generous. The boar and damson sausages, very good and tasty. The celeriac starter, imaginative and a delightful combination with pickled fennel and melted smoked cheese. Star pud, the raspberry soufflé, lemon tart with damson ice cream good second. It isn't cheap, the the quality is one of the best in the area. Do go and try!
Jack Owl
Jack Owl1 year ago
The chefs here should be proud. Absolutely outstanding meal. Have visited this place infrequently over the last 5-6 years and save it for special occasions. Never been less than delighted. Excellent.
Anita Ronayne
Anita Ronayne1 year ago
Visited with 2 friends. Fabulous food and great service, only criticism would be that more vegetables with the mains would have made the difference. As I got very thin piece of broccoli! Option to buy extra but really love to have had more on plate.
Petalancaster
Petalancaster1 year ago
Four of us had been walking nearby with two dogs and called in on the off chance of having lunch. We asked if we could bring the dogs in while we dined. They showed us a table for four (one of two) in front of the bar. The dogs were able to curl up on the stone flagged floor while we dined.
The menu was interesting, The Punchbowl being consistent winners of the Cumbrian Dining Pub of the Year. I thoroughly enjoyed my pork belly on very tasty smoked mash and my wife really loved her damson flavoured sausages. Prices for mains were mostly in the £16-20 bracket. There were also a nice selection of real ales.
Would be good to visit in the evening to spend time savouring more of the menu.
E Hopkins
E Hopkins1 year ago
Booked this for an anniversary meal. Waited ages to place a food order had to ask for drinks order to be taken. Apologies were made for constant delays due to large tables. Clearly the restaurant couldn't cope and food unimpressive. Over priced and not worth the money
Dominic Waller
Dominic Waller2 years ago
We’ve had some great meals here over the years, and some not so great meals for one reason or another. Tonight we were relieved of £170 for two courses for three and a kids meal. If I was a total pleb I could have eaten the lamb main in one mouthful. A gastropub, to my mind, is still a pub with good cooking. A pub serves good portions of food. Alarm bells should be ringing when you send out food the same size as a starter and significantly smaller than a kids fish and chips. Sadly this is probably our last visit.
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