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.
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.
A lovely meal in a relaxed and comfortable setting.
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.
A delightful one night stay. Lovely bedroom, very nice staff and good food. Particularly enjoyed the fires
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!
Ambience, service and presentation all of high standard. The menu contains a well balanced selection of dishes. The food quality was excellent. Wholehearted recommendation.
Superb meal in warm comfortable surroundings.
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!
Lovely Sunday lunch by a roaring woodburning stove. Excellent high quality food and attentive service. Will be back!
Always excellent food and service. No specials tho', possibly 'cos Sunday evening.
Yet another great meal with friendly service...we will definitely be back!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Enjoyed the meal but a little chilly on the table we were allocated for 8 near the door - otherwise fine and will return !
Always a friendly welcome, much appreciated.
Superb food , service and ambience impeccable. We will return
Loved it and can not wait to return, to stay and dine this time!
Excellent food, fantastic setting and the staff were great as well. All in all we really enjoyed the visit and will definitely be back
Delicious as always!
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
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
Fabulous food, nice atmosphere. Service good will definately return next time we are in The Lake District.