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The Punch Bowl

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A65 | Barrows Green, Kendal LA8 0AA , England
01539560267
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Busy pub with great food

Visited during the week expecting it to be quiet, not the case, we were lucky to get a table as most seemed to be reserved. Food arrived quickly after ordering and neither of us had any complaints. Staff were very friendly, food and drink of good standard and reasonably priced. A return visit is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 10, 2015
ShirazMerlot
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Kendal, United Kingdom
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English first
Kendal, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Visited during the week expecting it to be quiet, not the case, we were lucky to get a table as most seemed to be reserved. Food arrived quickly after ordering and neither of us had any complaints. Staff were very friendly, food and drink of good standard and reasonably priced. A return visit is in order.

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Knutsford, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

This is pub grub. The menu is quite extensive but don't expect a chef to on hand. Prices are reasonable and there are deals on different nights. We went on Tuesday (Pie Night) and were not disappointed. The food was hot and well presented. The Steak and Ale pies were good, though the Chicken and Ham lacked seasoning. Good range... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Visited this lovely, warm welcoming pub for an evening meal with my husband. What can I say but what a delight. The staff were all very friendly and the service was great. The food was fresh, hot, tasty and presented really well. Would not grumble about the price either! If visiting this way again I would definitely stop for lunch... More 

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Whitehaven, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We went expecting home cooked food. All frozen, ding and ping special. We even asked if the chips where fresh and where told no, they are frozen, but very good lol... Veg was frozen and rubbery, Salmon was wattery. My partner had a pie and suffered with terrible heartburn and indigestion for the rest of the evening and the following... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We visited the Punchbowl for dinner and then also for New Years Eve. The food was excellent and great value. I would say the best thing about this pub is the friendly and welcoming atmosphere. The staff were lovely and couldn't do enough for the customers. Definitely worth a visit!! Thank you for having us at New Year!

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Grange over Sands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I have been customers at this pub for over a year now, we go at least once a week at lunch time and have never had a bad meal yet. I really cannot understand the very few bad reviews that have been left on this site, some people just don't don't know good food when they eat... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Came here for lunch I'm totally full from a fantastic meal been before with hubby and mum but decided this is so good have to write my own review this place is must but if you want a table in the evening I would book we were lucky got last table lunchtime was no problem but we were out of... More 

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Writtle, United Kingdom
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99 reviews 99 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Came here for a meal with my wife and mother shortly before Christmas. Menu was varied and well priced food was of a high quality and well cooked. Service was very good. Will visit again when up in Kendal.

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South shields
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 via mobile

had a fabulous meal with the family weekend prior to this, noticed the pub had a couple of letting rooms so thought I would stay. Rooms are as good as the food, which again was excellent tonight. Service is prompt, efficient and very friendly. I'll be back to stay and eat whenever I am in the Kendal area as it's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We enjoy eating out and are happy to pay good money for good food and service. Yesterday we experienced something different. Six of us ate at The Punch Bowl at lunchtime and paid reasonable money for exceptional food and service. Thank you and keep up the good work. CKVR.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: A65 | Barrows Green, Kendal LA8 0AA , England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Kendal
  • Phone Number: 01539560267

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 39
  • Cuisine: Pub

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