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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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270 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very good pub indeed. Lovely situation, great ambience and an excellent, varied menu catering for pretty much all taste within reason. Helpful staff, decent wine list, good draught beers. Had a lovely Saturday lunch here. Booking is pretty much essential for food. would also be a nice place for a beer on a Summer's evening. Will be going back as... More 

Thank RichardVUK
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65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I went with my boyfriend and his mum on a week night, and from the minute we walked in the staff were lovely, wine was beautiful. A very relaxed atmosphere with amazing food, and the muscat dessert wine was to die for. My boyfriend had the steak which he said was far better than from a steak restaurant we had... More 

Thank Capitolabarmaid
Writtle, United Kingdom
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157 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here whilst on short break in Kendal. From as soon as we arrived it was clear this place was going to be good. The staff were very polite and attentive the dinning area was lovely and the food was some of the best I have ever eaten the were 3 of us eating we all had something diffrent and... More 

Thank Steve-Chivers
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100 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came for Sunday Lunch and had a really good meal. Although a limited menu (only roast beef when we went) The food was very good, with a huge yorkshire pudding, melt in the mouth beef, crunchy roast potatoes and the best tasting carrots I have had. Others in the group had steak and chips and guinea fowl both of... More 

Thank jonandam
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I couldn't fault the food I had today. The staff were very well trained and attentive. Walking out of there I said to my wife,'they were the nicest carrots I've ever had'. I don't know how they got such flavoursome carrots, and I wish I could make mine taste like that at home.

1 Thank William W
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

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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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 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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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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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
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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?