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The Punch Bowl Inn & Restaurant

Lyth Valley, Crosthwaite LA8 8HR, England
015395 68237
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Toronto
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124 reviews 124 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
240 helpful votes 240 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2011

Now I would like to start this off by saying there are two Punch Bowls just outside of Kendal. The one we went to was just past Oxenholme station and looked out onto wonderful rolling hills filled with sheep. This comfortable pub/restaurant had a fabulous food selection including kids menu with generous portions. I had a salad with bacon and... More

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Workington, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2011

I'm not sure if this pub is a restaurant or vice versa but I am sure it works. the menus are not too fine dining but definately not your usual pub grub, this is reflected in the prices but it's worth it for the service and attention to detail, I've already reccommend it to others as we were very impressed.

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Buckinghamshire
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2011

First ate here last year and was very impressed, returned this year and again the food was excellent. My only criticism being the food could have been slightly hotter, but that could be a personal preference. I had the souffle and the duck - excellent. Attentive service but not overbearing.

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2011

this was by far the worse meal we had on our recent trip to cumbria. I ordered the skate as it was the only fish available on the menu, when it arrived it was very undercooked blood still near the bone. I returned it we waited ages and it was still not returned by husbands dinner by this time had... More

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2011

This is a great place for light lunches if you want something more exciting than the usual pub sandwich. We enjoyed potted shrimps, hock terrine, queen scallops and an excellent wild mushroom and cream pasta dish. They were very busy on a Sunday lunch time and it would be wise to book. Food is served in the bar or more... More

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Fleet, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2011

We have dined at the Punch Bowl once a year over the past ten years and it is certainly not what it used to be. The food used to be restaurant high standard but was average pub food when we visited last week. We were really disappointed in the service. We were aware when we booked that there was a... More

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2011

I took my fiancee there to celebrate our engagement earlier that day and the food was really exceptional whilst set in a relaxed and cosy setting in a large country pub. The service was very good and I found it to be good value for money. Highly recommended and worth a short drive from Kendal.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2011

I Booked this hotel on the recommendation of a friend for my husbands birthday treat with friends, on arrival we were pleased with where about the hotel was situated right in the middle of beautiful countryside with gorgeous views, after checking in we were shown to our rooms (whitelock and cooper) we were delighted and i must say very comfortable... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2011

Good food but pricey for what it is – spending a lot of time enjoying good food in this area it seems to me as if recently the chefs at the Punchbowl and the wild boar are one and the same! With many items on the menu being very similar, however the Punchbowl somehow charges more. The atmosphere is lovely... More

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2011

It is nice to find somewhere to eat that has pleasant surroundings, helpful, polite staff and great food. We enjoyed eating there three times while on a four night break at a nearby holiday cottage. The bar area is very cosy and you can take a dog in, plus we had muddy boots which weren't minded. My partner had the... More

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