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The Punch Bowl Inn & Restaurant

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Lyth Valley, Crosthwaite LA8 8HR, England
+44 15395 68237
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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217 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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
Burnley, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This is a great Gastro Pub, the food is excellent with a good selection of wines and beers, great atmosphere and very knowledgeable staff..

Thank Forgone61
Kendal, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We have dined at the Punch Bowl many times and always enjoyed our meal but last Friday was not so good for me. I ordered the marinated goats cheese, balsamic, raspberry and ginger nut starter but it was very over powered with too much truffle oil so I could not taste any of the other flavours that i was looking... More 

Thank Edith P
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50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Booked a table in advance for a Sunday lunchtime treat, and having already dined here a couple of times before we were hopeful of a nice Sunday lunch. It didn’t disappoint. We ordered up a couple of starters and two roast beef dinners from the specials board. My starter was the black pudding with crispy hen’s egg and my Wife... More 

Thank Davebrads
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

My husband and I have just returned from a weekend in the Lakes. I was looking to book a pub dinner on Saturday and came across The Punch Bowl through a good review from The Telegraph. I phoned up and the restaurant was fully booked so they booked me into the bar area. Upon our arrival, we were greeted by... More 

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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, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Breakfast, 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
Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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?