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Punchbowl Inn
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Traveled back to Askham for the first time in 16 years.
The stay in the Punch Bowl was a great experience. Room was very clean and comfortable, had everything we needed along with a TV to keep you entertained while waiting for dinner. Bar food was more that plentiful and very tasty.
Our breakfast each morning more than filled us, preparing us for the day ahead.
The lovely young man serving us breakfast was called James, nothing was too much trouble for him when asked for a few more slices of toast.
Would I stay there again............. yes with out a doubt.

  • Stayed: March 2018, travelled with family
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Thank MissGoa
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

We arrived a lot later than planned on a wet Valentine's evening. We had travelled from Birmingham following a family funeral and we were definitely in need of some comfort and relaxation. That's exactly what we found at the Punchbowl Inn.
We asked to eat before checking in and this was no problem. The pub was cosy with blazing fires and we were shown to a table in a snug area by Iain.
As it was Valentine's there was a special menu. All of the courses 5 in total were beautifully presented and cooked and we're totally delicious. In fact I felt oddly embarrassed that our plates returned to the kitchen after each course bereft of a single morsel.
After dinner we were shown to our room by Simon. The photos do not do justice the room is very large and cosy. The bed was one of the most comfortable beds I've slept in. I had a fabulous nights sleep.
We had planned to stay one night but next morning decided we were in no rush to head home and booked another night. Breakfast on both mornings was also excellent.
We really enjoyed our stay and hope to return later this year.
Do not book if your preference is for bland perfection that sadly is becoming the norm in the world of hospitality. The Punchbowl Inn is a rural pub with character.

Room Tip: We had room 4 overlooking the front and the road but it was very quiet.
  • Stayed: February 2018, travelled as a couple
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Thank dorcas_11
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

We arrived before the usual check in time but were taken to our room. Number 2 overlooks the front of the pub - but no traffic noise as there is very little traffic. The staff could not have been friendlier. The room was comfortable but lacked a chair - which was brought as soon as we asked for one. We reserved a table for our evening meal and had a selection of breads with oil and sherry and oil and balsamic vinegar to share - the bread was very fresh and tasty - 4 rolls so plenty to share. We then had rump steak and belly pork. The steak was perfectly cooked (no gristle!) and served with amazing home made chips, huge, but very light onion rings, mushrooms and salad, the belly pork was cooked very slowly and served with black pudding, mashed potatoes and market vegetables, all cooked to perfection. We were too full to indulge in a pudding! We returned that evening after closing time but they give you code to use the side door. Breakfast, full English was also excellent.

Room Tip: We had number 2, with a lovely view over the forecourt.
  • Stayed: January 2018, travelled as a couple
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Thank Jill C
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Reviewed 30 November 2017

Have eaten here several times before, the last in May this year, see review and called for dinner tonight. A very warm welcome, with fire burning at this excellent country pub.Menu has recently changed and there is now a very limited choice, about seven mains and now quite pricey for pub food. Burger was £15 and Rump of lamb £17 with a wine and shandy £12. The food was good, particularly the lamb but a little overpriced for a venison burger and salad.
Do not be put off from visiting this lovely country pub but if you are looking for traditional pub food this may not be the place for you. The menu appears fairly new and maybe it will change for the next summer season.

Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank PandC60
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

We were staying down the road at their sister pub the Queens Head so walked down for some food.
We were warmly greeted by the friendly staff and after ordering our drinks at the bar we were taken to our table. we found the menu only offered a limited choice (5 starters,5 mains and a couple of specials) We ordered the cheese garlic bread starter (not worth the price) . The two mains were steak and black pudding pie and the venison burger, Both were good size portions and came with hand cut chips and side salad although my chips were more like boiled wedges, both were rich in flavour if a little over powering. To sum up this is a friendly place if a little pricey.

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank chiang-manc
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