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The Punch Bowl Inn & Restaurant

Lyth Valley, Crosthwaite LA8 8HR, England
+44 15395 68237
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“cheese souffle” (11 reviews)
“rabbit” (6 reviews)
“black pudding” (17 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Lyth Valley, Crosthwaite LA8 8HR, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

On a wet and misty evening our spirits were lifted by the warmth emanating from The Punch Bowl. An enticing menu confirmed our opinion and we started with pumpkin soup followed by duck with honey glazed parsnips and the finale was a sumptuous blackberry soufflé....More

Thank davide h
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Punch Bowl Inn for a lunch to celebrate our son's birthday and everything was excellent- food, service and cosy atmosphere. The Yorkshire puddings with our roast beef were amazing and the blackberry soufflés were delicious. We certainly plan to return on our...More

Thank MEM-Cambs
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked Friday teatime at 6 pm . Great food , lovely atmosphere. Prefer eating in the bar than the restaurant . Only criticism is that the menu which is handwritten on the board had not changed a dish since the last time we were there...2/3...More

Thank annie792
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very much a dining experience as compared to the more "pubby" atmosphere that one finds at the Masons Arms over the hill. Nevertheless, good selection of cask ales and very friendly welcome and service throughout. Food was faultless, with a cheese soufflé, plate of Iberico...More

Thank KentishMole
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I ate here recently and I am intolerant to dairy products and usually eat a salad when I go out. Here I was given a beautiful dairy free menu looking just like the main menu. There were choices for me and I...More

Thank Jane T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a lovely find for us. Really outstanding fine dining with service to match. Lovely atmosphere in the restaurant, imaginative dishes and professional quality service. Highly recommended.

Thank Philip L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have stayed and had dinner and Sunday Lunch on previous visits to the Punch Bowl. This time, we were looking for a light lunch having eaten well for two days at various places. My intention was just to have a soup but the open...More

Thank Alan E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an excellent Sunday lunch here and very good value for the standard of the food. Someone in the kitchen really understands and is enjoying what they are doing. The doubled baked cheese soufflé, ox cheek stuffed mushroom and also the blackberry soufflé were...More

Thank nicholasbarrows
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is fantastic. The staff were warm and attentive. Setting is charming. Best aspect is the food. The meals we had were absolutely perfect. Each component of the dishes were fantastic - the flavours on their own were amazing...together they are phenomenal. I had...More

Thank Andy C
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Went for a Sunday afternoon meal with friends....everything was perfection. The bar staff were very welcoming on arrival ...the dining room staff were also very attentive..The food was excellent absolutely No complaints whatsoever.. Would certainly recommend to our friends.

Thank jeanbarrie
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25 February 2016|
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Response from Christine J | Reviewed this property |
I've taken my dog into the bar area at night, to eat, several times. He has always been made most welcome, no problem at all. I don't know if he would be allowed in the more formal restaurant area, as I actually prefer to... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
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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