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The Punch Bowl Inn & Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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Lyth Valley, Crosthwaite LA8 8HR, England
+44 15395 68237
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After having a memorable lunch 4 years ago, we tried 3 times to get a table, finally succeeding with a lunch reservation. But it didn't live up to our memories. Slow and disinterested service and very small portions. I had Crab Risotto for main course, but I thought they had brought me a starter portion and there was less than... More 

Thank Gary M
Carnforth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a wonderfull Christmas Day lunch, On arrival met by attentive staff who wished us merry Christmas straight away, then showed us to a lovely table, decorated to a high standard that would make any five star hotel happy. Our waiter was a lovely guy who explained the menus to us in debth . The food was delivered to the... More 

Thank sandraA6154CR
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the restaurant during our Christmas break on boxing day. We ordered the three courses from the specials menu. The panacotta dessert was to die for. The restaurant and pub are lovely and modern with a great decor. The recommended wine for our meal was fantastic. Staff were very welcoming and friendly. We will definitely return when we come... More 

Thank Nadine B
New Delhi, India
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

We went at short notice and got moved to a bettervtable with no fuss. Good service excellent friendly and knowledgeable staff. Food was really good and good drinks selection. Good ambience.

Thank Jons1961
Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Popped in for a quick lunch on our way back from the lakes. Lovely place with a good menu and food was delightful! Didn't stay too long but there is a lovely seating area around the fire which is perfect if you want to chill with a coffee, unfortunately we didn't get chance to enjoy that but lots of other... More 

Thank Michael L
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

We came for lunch with our small dog and were given a perfect table. The staff were lovely and the food was perfect. We have been before and it was just as good this visit. Only wish it wasn't over an hours drive for us to get there as we would visit more often.

1 Thank Green75
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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236 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

We love to visit the Punchbowl on our way to the central Lakes. The service is excellent. The menu changes regularly so always something new to try. The setting is lovely, with the old buildings modernised in a tasteful manner. The best in the area.

1 Thank susieQ321_12
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Service was friendly, if not speedy! The food was good, the prices reasonable, it was bustling and busy and we enjoyed our meal - a great place to meet old friends and get to know new ones. Oh, and there were a couple of very pleasant beers on tap, do check them out. If you've had a good trek over... More 

Thank kwmlondon
Barrow-in-furness, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Had my birthday lunch here today and it really was superb. Spotless and welcoming we were seated by the log burner. I chose smoked salmon to start followed by wild duck. Our waiter explained fully how the dishes were cooked and what came with them. Hubby had Stornoway black pudding with a crispy hens egg to start and cod loin... More 

1 Thank Sheena B
Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Great little hotel/restaurant. Posh pub food really with a special touch. Good value, great service. Nice staff. Outside seating area too for those nice days.

Thank AngieHarrison

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
European, British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Private Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lyth Valley, Crosthwaite LA8 8HR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Crosthwaite
  • Phone Number: +44 15395 68237

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?