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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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 52
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  • 28
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 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
Very good restaurant in a lovely village

My wife and I had lunch at the punch bowl with my 96 year old cousin. This was not our first visit and, like the previous meals, was very enjoyable. The village about 7 easy miles (9-10 km) from Kendal over good roads. Lots of parking. The locale is typical Lake District, rolling hills, sheep... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Went in as a four and while chef was cooking the food the noise coming from the kitchen was like sitting in the audience of the X factor . He was singing that loud you could hardly have a conversation. Food was over priced but nice

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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Excellent food. Four of us dined here for the first time however the only thing that let the meal down was the chips.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Visited The Punch Bowl twice last year and when we walked in this Year they made us feel as if we were regulars

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Ottawa
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11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

My wife and I had lunch at the punch bowl with my 96 year old cousin. This was not our first visit and, like the previous meals, was very enjoyable. The village about 7 easy miles (9-10 km) from Kendal over good roads. Lots of parking. The locale is typical Lake District, rolling hills, sheep, farm houses an cottages. We... More 

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Dalton-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Stayed here for one night for the Elton John Concert. The staff were so welcoming and friendly . Food was to die for - steak cooked to perfection and as for the full breakfast all fresh and mouth watering - just what we needed after a few drinks the previous evening. The room was really beautiful and very comfortable. Staying... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Just visited the Punch bowl for lunch. What a great place to eat. Two ladies serving who were welcoming and helpful. I chose the fish and chips and I have to say it is the best fish I have had since moving here ... Very fresh and tasty. My other half had the cottage pie that was served with red... More 

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

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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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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uk
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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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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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Address: A65 | Barrows Green, Kendal LA8 0AA , England
Phone Number: 01539560267
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Kendal
Average Prices: USD 39
Cuisine: Pub

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  • 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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