Open 365 days a year, closing occasionally for exclusive use events such as weddings and birthdays
- Disabled Access
- Private Dining
- Free WiFi
- Outdoor Seating
- 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.
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.
Another great evening at the Punch Bowl, thank you!
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.
Really enjoyable evening in all respects
Fantastic dinner. Excellent food, great service and a nice atmosphere. So good in fact we returned for lunch the next day!
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!
The service was good but all rather slow.
Excellent leisurely lunch. Great food and service with excellent real ales and good range of wines by the glass. highly recommended!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Really great staff, lovely place, warm -- huge log fire. Delicious duck salad.
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.
Wonderful pub with restaurant star food. The staff were incredibly attentive and friendly but professional. The food was really flavoursome and truly amazing
Fabulous food as always, divine!
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.
Excellent meal as usual.
Lovely country pub, cosy but also sophisticated the food was exceptionally good and the staff delightful and welcoming. Will return.
Really great service and food - such an enjoyable experience
Great lunch. Best Yorkshire pudding we've had in years!
Excellent help with menu and wine list. All five of us really enjoyed the excellent cooking.