or
or

Punch Bowl Inn at Crosthwaite

Punch Bowl Inn, Crosthwaite, Lyth Valley, Kendal, United Kingdom, LA8 8HR
Restaurant info
Opening Information

Open 365 days a year, closing occasionally for exclusive use events such as weddings and birthdays

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Bar
  • Accommodation

About Punch Bowl Inn at Crosthwaite

The Punch Bowl has built a reputation based on good quality food, fine wines and attentive, friendly service whilst still retaining the homely English pub feel. In the kitchen we pride ourselves on preparing fresh, locally sourced food and presenting it in an honest but exciting fashion. The menu is based on a mixture of classic British and French flavour combinations using modern techniques and is updated regularly to meet seasonal availability.

If you are looking to bring a four legged friend with you we only have certain tables available for them, please call on 015395 68237 to reserve one of our dog friendly tables.

Cuisine: Gastro Pub
Dress Code: Casual
Price point:
£ £ £ £ £

Availability

Available Offers
This offer has price variations on different days. View full details.
Description
Available Dates
This reservation cannot be modified online. Please contact the restaurant directly to update this reservation.
Avios will be awarded within 14 days from dining.
Select an Area
Offers Available
The time you have requested is not available. Please try a different time or date.
The time you have requested is not available. Please try a different time or date.
Diners Review
5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
2 Stars
1 Star
Sort By:
5 Stars:
212
4 Stars:
44
3 Stars:
8
2 Stars:
3
1 Star:
0
Visited On Sunday, 20 January 2019

Staff were extremely pleasant and helpful; they organised a table near the door as one of our party had a disability - and even phoned me after our visit to say my sister had forgotten her cardigan! Food and service excellent.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Friday, 18 January 2019

A lovely meal in a relaxed and comfortable setting.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Monday, 14 January 2019

Always love to come to the Punchbowl. The only thing I don't like is the impersonal nature of booking online - I much preferred speaking to one of the staff on the phone.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Monday, 14 January 2019

Fantastic...as always!

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Sunday, 13 January 2019

A delightful one night stay. Lovely bedroom, very nice staff and good food. Particularly enjoyed the fires

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Saturday, 12 January 2019

One of the meals was not cooked to our preferred choice, but was dealt with in a quick, efficient and completely satisfactory manner. The other meals were exceptional!

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Friday, 11 January 2019

Ambience, service and presentation all of high standard. The menu contains a well balanced selection of dishes. The food quality was excellent. Wholehearted recommendation.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Tuesday, 08 January 2019

Superb meal in warm comfortable surroundings.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Friday, 21 December 2018

A very warm welcome with helpful staff. The food was beautifully cooked and delicious. As we booked not far in advance we'd been warned we might not be able to have the table all evening. In fact there was no pressure at all on the night so we had a very relaxed meal. We were given an unexpected birthday (chocolate) treat that went down well!

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Sunday, 06 January 2019

Lovely Sunday lunch by a roaring woodburning stove. Excellent high quality food and attentive service. Will be back!

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Sunday, 06 January 2019

Always excellent food and service. No specials tho', possibly 'cos Sunday evening.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Sunday, 06 January 2019

Yet another great meal with friendly service...we will definitely be back!

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Saturday, 05 January 2019

We have just been back for a second time and we were welcomed and treated with warmth and professionalism. The presentation and quality of the food was excellent and our dining experience was most enjoyable.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Saturday, 05 January 2019

Food was superb as was the service. Lovely atmosphere in the restaurant although wish we had sat in the bar area. My children whilst not having huge appetites do have more sophisticated tastes than the offerings on the children's menu. Would be nice if the menu could be improved for them- maybe a simplified version of the full menu. (They would happily have eaten the pheasant or the cod served with simple vegetables and I'd have happily paid more). Super pub with really lovely staff. Look forward to visiting again on our return in the summer.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Friday, 04 January 2019

Excellent food, good service. My only suggestion would be to have a couple of more traditional dishes on the menu - a pie or a burger for example.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Thursday, 03 January 2019

The table we had in the corner, the speaker was above us, and we found the music rather intrusive. Service and food was very good - will definately return in the future.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Wednesday, 02 January 2019

Enjoyed the meal but a little chilly on the table we were allocated for 8 near the door - otherwise fine and will return !

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Friday, 28 December 2018

Always a friendly welcome, much appreciated.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Monday, 31 December 2018

Superb food , service and ambience impeccable. We will return

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Sunday, 30 December 2018

Loved it and can not wait to return, to stay and dine this time!

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Sunday, 30 December 2018

Excellent food, fantastic setting and the staff were great as well. All in all we really enjoyed the visit and will definitely be back

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Sunday, 23 December 2018

Delicious as always!

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Saturday, 29 December 2018

Very disappointed that the soufflé ran out at 8.15 on a Saturday evening. We have dined here beyond both had selected the dish . To be told it was off the menu before we even sat down was a bit of a dampener to the evening. I would accept this around 9.30 or so But 8 o’clock??? Cmon guys

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Saturday, 29 December 2018

Brilliant food and lovely restaurant. Desserts were strangely expensive compared to excellent value of mains so overall still great value for excellent food, atmosphere in a lovely restaurant. Would definitely recommend highly and shame we live 4 hours drive away

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Wednesday, 26 December 2018

Fabulous food, nice atmosphere. Service good will definately return next time we are in The Lake District.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money