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The Punch Bowl

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A65 | Barrows Green, Kendal LA8 0AA, England
+44 15395 60267
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Kendal, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff are very friendly and helpful. The menu is typical of a good pub. I found the food of very good quality and plenty of it too. Popular with locals and a good place to stop off after visiting Kendal.

Thank john s
Heysham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We found this restaurant by accident, what a place to find, the food was beautiful and the service to match, they do a burger challenge also a chicken one to which you have to book in advance, they sold and produce a Kendal mint cake vodka which is really nice, a must visit to try

Thank David G
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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209 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped at the Punch Bowl on a trip to Kendal in February and the attention to detail was fantastic, catering to everyones needs. It was very impressive. Even board games in the bar, ideal when it gets a bit rainy in the Lakes!

Thank Chris G
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017 via mobile

The food was efficiently served and the food was delicious! There was plenty of it leaving us all full!!! Will definitely go back next time we're in the area!

Thank Penelope R
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

We came just the two of us to celebrate my birthday. I wanted to try somewhere different. We had been past many times. The meal was OK. I have had better at other places. My wife had the fish pie - her favourite choice. I had a steak, it was a bit gristly. The chips were fine. The staff were... More 

Thank Vince S
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2017 via mobile

Came here for a 1 night getaway to the Lakes. The Punchbowl is very well located. We got a lovely warm welcome from Dave the owner of the Inn, in fact all the staff were absolutely lovely. We were delighted with our room, small but very well thought out. Great pub food and delicious gingerbread vodka!!! Wake up to a... More 

Thank Lisa F
Bury, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

Called in for Sunday lunch, the place was pretty full, but they found us a seat, very friendly staff , we all ordered the Sunday lunch, the beef and lamb we ordered was very nice, but then they brought 2 dishes of uninspired veg, sliced carrots peas and cubed ,I think it was swede some of which were brown, it... More 

Thank birdie071
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016

Only visited twice ,both times were excellent ,beer meals .staff,(especially the young girl who is doing a degree course on outdoor skills ,who sorted our reserved table for our meals sorry I don,t know her name) all made for a good relaxing time ,thank you

Thank CARMAN1949
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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410 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

A quick lunch while passing. Warm welcome and grabbed a drink while deciding what to eat. They adjusted the menu to suit our request which was good. The chunky chips are the chunkiest you'll ever come across!!

Thank Steve-and-Andie
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

Visited for Sunday lunch last weekend with a large group of us. Food was lovely and just what we needed after a long weekend exploring The Lakes. They also sell their own vodka in unusual flavours such as Kendal Mint Cake which will make great stocking fillers this Christmas. All in all we would recommend :-)

Thank NatOat_x

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: A65 | Barrows Green, Kendal LA8 0AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Kendal
  • Phone Number: +44 15395 60267

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?