Open 365 days a year, closing occasionally for exclusive use events such as weddings and birthdays
- Disabled Access
- Private Dining
- Free WiFi
- Outside Seating Area
- Families and Children Welcome
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.
When it is quiet in the restaurant it might be an idea to screen off the area to the left so as to create a more intimate feel??
Great food and service. The atmosphere was very warm, welcoming and relaxed
We enjoyed such a fabulous meal! The quality and flavours of every course from starter to desert were superb and the dining experience was so relaxed, the staff were friendly and attentive but extremely professional. From start to finish it was first class.
As delightful as always. Food delicious; staff informative and patient. See you for lunch on Monday Thank you.
Excellent, highly recommended
Excellent Sunday lunch and service.
Atmosphere is difficult to establish and easy to lose - it is the third time we have been and the atmosphere is ‘flat’ that said the staff are very attentive and the food is superb - atmosphere, if it could be generated would take the restaurant to a different level
great service excellent food
Another fantastic meal at the Punchbowl - great food, I nearly ordered a 2nd portion of the caramelised pineapple and pink peppercorn dessert, it was so delicious. Super friendly service both in the dining room and at the bar... all in all a wonderful experience, we’ll be back again soon. Thank you
Beautifully presented food and friendly, professional service.
Absolutely fabulous. One of our diners was gluten and dairy free and the staff and chef could not have been more helpful. Just a delicious meal with wonderful service and attention to detail. I will be back soon with my husband! Thank you
We were disappointed that with such a short menu two of the five starters had sold out by 7.30pm. Two guests were looking forward to the scallops which we saw on line and one was looking forward to the black pudding and trout. I am surprised that you had no replacement for either dish and unfortunately shall consider more carefully whether to book for a celebratory meal at the Punch Bowl in the future. Reluctantly I shall also have to put a caveat if asked by friends for a recommendation. The food was good.
Service was impeccable! Food was outstanding! Thank you!
Booked a table for 6 for Sunday lunch on the basis of the excellent previous reviews. The atmosphere, the food and the customer service couldn’t be faulted. Everyone felt the same about their individual meal. Thoroughly recommended and if we ever return to the lakes we would definitely return.
Only fault was to many staff serving us 4 different people then asking if the food was ok before we had even started
The atmosphere is so relaxing and the food delicious. Very friendly staff. My favourite place
We had an excellent Sunday lunch and the service was wonderful. We will be back!
Great meal and time at the Punch Bowl only pain is having to log on to a website to book a table and the put your details in and generate a password
One of the best meals we have had in a long time!! And served by warm and friendly staff - a genuine thank you to all!!
Once again the Punchbowl lives up to its reputation as being a great place for top-rated food Service excellent and food lovely ! Everywhere was spotlessly clean and tidy - and a roaring fire made the place look cosy and inviting Only adverse comment was that I thought the lunch menu was a bit limited - it lacked a good chicken dish and maybe , a really good steak pie ( not sure why pubs don’t consider a great pie to be a USP ) A return visit would have me choosing the gorgeous Lancashire cheese soufflé and maybe a side dish in order to leave room for one of the delicious desserts ! Altogether a lovely dining experience
Excellent dinner. The cheese souffle was amazing and the fillet steak cooked to perfection.
Second time here, just as good as the first. Will return.
Excellent lunch once again.
Excellent quality of food with tasteful imagination applied to dishes. Ambiance is excellent and diligent service from the staff.