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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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“rabbit” (6 reviews)
“black pudding” (17 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
British, Pub, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Lyth Valley, Crosthwaite LA8 8HR, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I honestly can't comment on the food or drinks but the management should take a look at their front of house staff. On a weekend away in the lakes my family and I (4 adults and a baby) were en route from Windermere to our...More

Thank will964
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not the warmest welcome on arrival, person seemed a little distracted but we were seated immediately. Same person, who I believe to be the manager, came to take our order but was a little too prompt but did offer to come back in a few...More

1  Thank WanderingPro
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always busy so make sure you book. The food is superb and the atmosphere either in the pub or restaurant is lovely. It has a deservedly good reputation.

Thank Kiteman79
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

These guys not only do great food they also do great customer service as well. Ate here twice in three days and had the haddock one day and the soufflé another day. Both excellent!! Really great and friendly. Adam and John were great!!

Thank David2003tragic
Reviewed 15 August 2017

We were lucky enough to go on a day where there was lobster available on the Specials menu so three of our party ordered that and it was absolutely fabulous. All the other dishes we ordered were really excellent too, perfectly seasoned, beautifully presented and...More

Thank Richard G
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Wonderful staff and welcome. Lovely menu with superb food and ale. Cosy, well thought out, clean, interesting. Literally couldnt fault it. Cheese souffle was sublime. The choc mousse pudding was one of the best I've ever had.

Thank Dan L
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Went here for dinner and enjoyed every minute of it. The bread given to us at the start was wonderfully fresh and tasty with lovely rich butter. I had the cheese soufflé for starter which was wonderful – never had anything taste like that before....More

Thank AndrewJ25
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Went for lunch with my wife after finding this place on TA . It is just wonderful . Very nice food and attentive staff . I would recommend this place . The raspberry soufflé is to die for . Thank you for a lovely meal.

Thank jono3987
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Having found the Punch Bowl in Good Pub Guide (we never, ever visit a pub not in GPG), we decided to stay for a couple of nights for a treat to ourselves. Arrived bit too late to benefit from complimentary cream tea, but given voucher...More

Thank judmarzola
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Drive for miles to come here due to the good reviews and had booked table for two 4 weeks in advance.... turn up at 7pm when almost empty and we were taken by waiter to sit in a small room at the back of the...More

Thank Gaz1873
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24 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, Brunch, 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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic, 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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