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The Punch Bowl

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A65 | Barrows Green, Kendal LA8 0AA , England
01539560267
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 49
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 12
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  • 2
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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
Wholesome Pub food at reasonable prices with Farmer portions.

It's a mystery to me why this pub gets as many poor ratings as it does good, it's not trying to be a "gastro" pub but nor is it in the bargain bucket "Weatherspoons" category.After a hard days climbing or walking this is just the sort of place you could rock up and not feel out of place with your... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

It's a mystery to me why this pub gets as many poor ratings as it does good, it's not trying to be a "gastro" pub but nor is it in the bargain bucket "Weatherspoons" category.After a hard days climbing or walking this is just the sort of place you could rock up and not feel out of place with your... More 

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

It's been some time since I last visited the Punch Bowl.It has changed hands more than once but hopefully the present owners will be here for some time to come. Food is fantastic - plenty of variety to suit even the pickyiest diner! I was advised beforehand that the portions were generous and that is no exaggeration. For the Sunday... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Met up with friends for a reuinion. Had a lovely evening with good food, welcoming atmosphere and good company. Our hosts went out of their way to accomodate us and we will certainly be returning for our next get-together. Do try the landlords special creation - Kendal Mint Cake Vodka - when you pay them a visit ! Highly recommended... More 

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This place is very value for money, it is not expensive but you get decent food for your money. There was one waitress who was especially friendly and helpful, the other staff however seemed to lack that sparkle but they were never rude. Food comes well presented and the interior is pleasant, will definitely go back but not for a... More 

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The Netherlands
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Stayed at the Punch Bowl on the first night of a long weekend in the Lake District as it was conveniently located for the Oxenholme train station. Pleasant rooms with plenty of room and loads of nice chocolate goodies with your tea/coffee in the room. I enjoyed 2 starters for dinner which were both fine. Very friendly staff and fast... More 

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Widnes, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We have eaten here a number of times through last year but only 1 other time this year at the beginning of March and it was very good. Not sure if the chef has changed but thought it strange when the place was empty, other then for 2 women diners and the two bar staff, who had nothing to do!!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We've always enjoyed eating here. The place has a relaxing ambience and the hosts and staff are very friendly and sincere. The quality of the food is very good and the portions generous.

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

On this visit I was here for some food and the weekly quiz. I had the chicken and bolognese melt which was to die for. The chicken was cooked to absolute perfection, still moist but well cooked. The meal came with a generous portion of salad and chips. More than enough food to fill even the hungriest of bellies! The... More 

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Amersham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

A work colleague and I needed an overnight stay, and how lucky we were to discover The Punch Bowl. The rooms are delightful, with very comfy beds, snuggly duvets and pillows. Breakfast was all local produce and superb, as was our dinner the previous evening. The owner and staff are polite, informative, friendly and fun. I will definitely be returning.... More 

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

My wife and I booked in here for an evening meal on the recommendation of a friend. We certainly weren't dissappointed. As soon as we went in we were greeted very warmly by the ladies behind the bar and shown to our table. I ordered the Italian chicken, which sounded really interesting, chicken breast covered in a bolognaise sauce with... More 

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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 39
  • Cuisine: Pub

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