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The Punch Bowl

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High Easter CM1 4QW, England
+44 1245 231222
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12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:30 pm - 1:00 am
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

The Ascot trip was fab, our first time and it was worth every penny, the staff looked sfter us on the coach very well. Champagne glass was never empty. Lunch was delicious especially the dressed crab, the cheese board and extras on the way home were just what we needed, and more champagne!! Roll on next June

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Thank Cathy M
Colchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed June 18, 2016

This was our 9th time of going to Ascot with David & his staff. They have never failed to disappoint & we can highly recommend it.Great attention to detail even down to the pretty corsages for all the ladies. All the ladies looked lovely in their outfits & hats. Everyone had made a special effort for Ladies Day. We set... More 

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Thank Sue H
London, United Kingdom
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135 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

The management and staff of this venue really understand how to do things properly. From arriving at 8.45am we were treated to fabulous service with excellent food and drink all included in the price! The transportation was luxury and the service on my coach was suburb! Really cannot recommend this venue highly enough. You Must try it guys - if... More 

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Thank Thomas1Ward
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed June 15, 2016

Excellent Food and service. Nothing is too much trouble. David is very knowledgable about both the food and wine and an extremely charismatic character

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Thank Sally F
Harlow, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed June 10, 2016

I cannot tell you how much I love this restaurant! It's fabulous! The food is amazing and David who never seem to stop for a breath is just wonderful, he welcomes you with a cocktail, or a glass of fizz and some hot crispy crisps to get you ready for your meal, it's like a Broadway show from start to... More 

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Thank jengawelly
England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed June 4, 2016

Me and my family go here all the time and it's amazing. The food is delicious ( the steak is my favourite) and the deserts are amazing. As soon as you walk through the door the staff bring out the nicest crisps and offer drinks while you wait for your table. I love it here!

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Thank gee700
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

We have been a few times and have thoroughly enjoyed. We came for Sunday lunch. I have to say it was very disappointing. Lamb was undercooked and we had all asked for med, veg was tasteless also undercooked, I know firm is how they should be cooked, not sure these were cooked at all. Gravy or jus not sure what... More 

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3 Thank Julie M
London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

Lovely staff fixed out wobbly table but Cheif didn't know how to cook a medium stark that came out well done. Desert tray was s delight together with the menu which was in pretentious real food. I mean rice pudding and jam: took me back 25 years. My Dover sole was quite perfect and if you are the last out... More 

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Thank Itsmesmithy
Harlow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

I went for dinner at the punch bowl with 3 girl friends after a recommendation form my mother. We are aged between 25 and 28. We were bombarded with cocktail offers when we first arrived which we refused due to us all having to drive. I think the staff quickly picked up on the fact we weren't going to be... More 

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3 Thank Joanna L
Harlow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

I went for dinner at the punch bowl with 3 girl friends after a recommendation form my mother. We are aged between 25 and 28. We were bombarded with cocktail offers when we first arrived which we refused due to us all having to drive. I think the staff quickly picked up on the fact we weren't going to be... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Friday
6:30 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
6:30 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Easter CM1 4QW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  High Easter
  • Phone Number: +44 1245 231222

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