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The Punch Bowl Inn & Restaurant

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Lyth Valley, Crosthwaite LA8 8HR, England
+44 15395 68237
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cumbria
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been to the Punchbowl on many occasions and never been disappointed or had an iffy meal. Tonight's meal was exceptional. My main of pork loin was so tender and the flavour in the apple and date purée was just right with the other elements on the dish. My husband had the turbot special which was equally well received.... More 

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Lytham St Annes, England, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed here in excelent room. Looked after extremely well by mainly young and polite staff who were not intrusive but remained friendly. Food of high standard but I would not call the quizine haut. Go to L`Eclume, Cartmel for that with your cheque book!! Checked out all the rooms and were all of high quality. I recommend the Punch Bowl... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been to the Punch Bowl a number of times and it gets better and better. Great staff and great food. 10 out of 10.

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Ripon, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited for lunch and this was our third visit to the Punch Bowl. The food is excellent, the staff friendly and the service is very good. Highly recommended.

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Ilkley, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not much to say other than probably the best Sunday roast I have ever had! Large generous Yorkshire pudding, several slices of melt in the mouth roast beef, roast potatoes light and fluffy but perfectly roasted possibly in goose fat. Even provided more gravy/jus when asked. The table was located in a lounge with a lovely burning wood stove and... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting whilst in the area for my partners birthday. Had a lovely evening from start to finish. A very warm welcome. Pleasant service throughout, nothing was too much trouble. Me and my partner both had 3 courses, all of which were superb. Highly recommend this establishment. We didn't know quite what to expect, from the outside it just looked like... More 

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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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203 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Called on a Thursday . Booked a particular dining table which we weren't shown to when we arrived . They did eventually seat us there. We ordered exactly what we had ordered a few weeks ago on a Friday night . The difference in flavour and presentation was dramatic . I can only think the midweek chefs are not the... More 

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Lake District, England
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 26, 2017 via mobile

Gorgeous setting & food - lovely seating area out in the front to sip coffee in the sun. We took our mum for Mothering Sunday lunch & we were not disappointed! We had lovely pumpkin soup for starter, the best roast beef dinner with a fantastic homemade yorkshire pudding & for dessert, we had banana soufle & lemon tart with... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2017

We have eaten at most of the decent restaurants in the South Lakes area and this is consistently the best. We always go here for special occasions and just as a treat. The food is always excellent (the starter of stornaway black pudding, quails egg, bubble and squeak is my personal favourite). The service is always with a smile and... More 

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Carlisle
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2017

The best roast beef I have ever had at a pub/restaurant last Sunday. Two good slabs of rare beef on top of seasoned spinach with beautifully cooked boiled carrots, great roast spuds, good cauliflower cheese and a giant of a Yorkshire pudding. If we could just keep cooking British food as faithfully as this, we would realise how good our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
European, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Private Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lyth Valley, Crosthwaite LA8 8HR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Crosthwaite
  • Phone Number: +44 15395 68237

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?