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.
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.
Superb food & excellent service. We dine at The Punch Bowl quite often & have always found it to be excellent. My only suggestion for improvement would be a change of menu every so often as we have had the same choices for our 2 visits within the last 4 months. Kath
Lovely restaurant, food was exceptional and staff were very friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend and can't wait to visit again.
We treated friends to a lovely lunch. Everyone enjoyed the experience: the food was delicious, the service friendly and efficient, and we had a thoroughly good time.
Outstanding lunch in very pleasant surroundings. Very relaxed dining and great service. We thought the prices were reasonable in comparison to other similar establishments. We enjoyed it so much we booked again for dinner a couple of days later.
Not only was the food incredible, but service was impeccable. We felt that the menu was strong and excellent value for money, as well as being utterly delicious. We both opted for the Oxtail to start, which was the highlight of the meal. I also particularly enjoyed the Blueberry Mousse. All of the team were very friendly and welcoming at all times during our visit. The location is stunning and the dining area cosy, yet classy. We travelled from Chester (almost two hours away, as we stayed for the weekend) and would definitely visit again. Superb.
Great stay thank you. Absolutely wonderful food.
Lovely Sunday Lunch
Staff very professional. Was a bit cold.
Amazing food and service as always
My wife and I had a wonderful Anniversary lunch at the Punchbowl. The food was excellent, the service was first rate, very flexible, very welcoming, very friendly - excellent people - and the food was delivered very promptly, despite a busy room. We have been many times and the place is getting better.!! Particular thanks to all the staff for making our meal so enjoyable.
Great service, atmosphere and lovely food
Lovely atmosphere, great food and staff. Food arrives quickly and very dog friendly. We have been a few times and we will be back again. :)
Good fun, as usual.
Love the place /only reservation is limited choice of menu since family visit in July - no change at all
Beautiful setting and great food. Wood burners and open fires make for a great atmosphere on a winter’s day
We had a lovely first dining experience at The Punch Bowl. I had been wanting to dine there for a long time after hearing so many great things in the past and we’re not disappointed! The layout was lovely with the formal restaurant, bar and snug area which we enjoyed a drink in after sat in front of the fire. What made it particularly special for us was the fantastic menu on offer and level of service from staff; friendly, approachable, knowledgable & relatable. We shall certainly be back next time we are in the Lakes and have already recommended to so many friends & family.
Staff friendly and helpful. The atmosphere is always good. Enjoyed out post Christmas lunch.
Fabulous as ever!
Lovely restaurant, staff and food. It was lovely to be able to have dinner with our dog able to join us in the bar area.
Always a special place. Family love the food and venue
We love your restaurant. The staff are very good and always cheery. Malcolm is a star. As we are regular visitors it would be nice to see a more frequent change of menu. You all work very hard....me and my husband appreciate you all. Thank you. Eileen Armstrong x
A very enjoyable evening. Will come again