Punch Bowl Inn at Crosthwaite

Punch Bowl Inn, Crosthwaite, Lyth Valley, Kendal, United Kingdom, LA8 8HR
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Open 365 days a year, closing occasionally for exclusive use events such as weddings and birthdays

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Bar
  • Accommodation
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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
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Visited On Sunday, 23 February 2020

The cheese souffle was the best yet, absolutely to die for. When staying with my sister in Brough it's well worth the drive over just for the twice baked souffle and the rest of the food is also first rate. If you want to have a special meal then look no further, just book and enjoy.

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Visited On Sunday, 23 February 2020

Another great evening at the Punch Bowl, thank you!

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Visited On Sunday, 23 February 2020

We had a fantastic time at the Punchbowl on Sunday. The food was incredible; my husband even admitted that the roast potatoes were better than his own and he’s very proud of his! Rashima was a fantastic host and it was really nice that she remembered our children’s names. Only taking 1 point off for food because the children’s ice cream had completely melted by the time it was delivered to the table. They didn’t mind and enjoyed it anyway, but it was a bit disappointing after how great everything else was.

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Visited On Saturday, 22 February 2020

Really enjoyable evening in all respects

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Visited On Friday, 21 February 2020

Fantastic dinner. Excellent food, great service and a nice atmosphere. So good in fact we returned for lunch the next day!

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Visited On Saturday, 22 February 2020

Excellent food, lots of thought goes into the flavour combinations and presentation and the service is very good. Always busy on a weekend so can take a little longer, birthday parties can be noisy anywhere and it's more expensive that many in the local area but well worth it for us, a special treat!

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Visited On Saturday, 22 February 2020

The service was good but all rather slow.

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Visited On Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Excellent leisurely lunch. Great food and service with excellent real ales and good range of wines by the glass. highly recommended!

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Visited On Friday, 14 February 2020

Felt staff were under pressure with valentines night. 2 courses in wrong order, cutlery cleared when still needed- but these were small points- the food was wonderful and we are shopping for the wine recommendations at home

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Visited On Tuesday, 11 February 2020

Thank you for a fantastic evening. We came to stay in the Lake District for a couple of days to celebrate my wife’s birthday and I booked the punch bowl for her birthday evening meal. Everything was just perfect from the arrival drinks, sat in the comfy chairs near the wood burner, the food and the staff. We look forward to returning soon.

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Visited On Sunday, 09 February 2020

The weather was inclement but we were surprised and disappointed not to be able to order 1. a plate of prawns, 2. Peppercorn sauce with our steak, 3. You had no chicken. However, the food we had was excellent.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 February 2020

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Visited On Saturday, 08 February 2020

A really excellent lunch in the dining room, with a really warm, roaring fire making for a great ambience. Food is excellent but pricey, very extensive wine list but also quite expensive.

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Visited On Sunday, 02 February 2020

It is rare that my expectations are exceeded, but I was incredibly impressed with the food we had for Sunday lunch. The meal crossed the line into fine dining with a fantastic array of flavours across all courses. Some may feel the portion sizes are on the small size, but the quality of the ingredients and cooking more than makes up for this and in no way did I feel hungry at the end. Too many establishments try and replicate this type of cuisine and fall short. The Punch Bowl Inn is not one of these.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 February 2020

Really great staff, lovely place, warm -- huge log fire. Delicious duck salad.

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Visited On Friday, 31 January 2020

I reserved a table for dinner via the web site (for the evening of my rooms reservation) and received email confirmations of rooms and table but on speaking to one of your staff the table reservation has not been booked into your diary. I am not impressed with your reservation service.

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Visited On Friday, 31 January 2020

Wonderful pub with restaurant star food. The staff were incredibly attentive and friendly but professional. The food was really flavoursome and truly amazing

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Visited On Thursday, 30 January 2020

Fabulous food as always, divine!

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Visited On Thursday, 30 January 2020

I am a regular visitor to the Punchbowl . The food is always excellent and the service is very good too. I will be returning in the not too distant future for more enjoyable dining experiences.

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Visited On Sunday, 26 January 2020

Excellent meal as usual.

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Visited On Saturday, 25 January 2020

Fabulous evening

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Visited On Tuesday, 21 January 2020

Lovely country pub, cosy but also sophisticated the food was exceptionally good and the staff delightful and welcoming. Will return.

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Visited On Sunday, 19 January 2020

Really great service and food - such an enjoyable experience

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Visited On Sunday, 19 January 2020

Great lunch. Best Yorkshire pudding we've had in years!

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Visited On Saturday, 18 January 2020

Excellent help with menu and wine list. All five of us really enjoyed the excellent cooking.

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