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Ye Olde Punch Bowl Inn Restaurant

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Ludlow Road, Bridgnorth WV16 5NQ , England
01746 763304
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Telford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The meal from the carvery was excellent, the chef very helpful and polite, the bar staff were very unhelpful, and bordering on rude. Some training on customer care is needed

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Stottesdon, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Glad I booked my table as it was fully booked, Staff are friendly and welcoming, food is of excellent quality will definitely be returning.

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Acclaimed AGA Carvery ok wasn't the best of meats the Beef was tough good selection of vegetables could have done with steak knives surrounding was good now I've been probably won't be going again just disappointed with the Beef.

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Thank KamSS
Kingswinford, United Kingdom
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221 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

This is none of the most beautiful places to eat out, gorgeous surroundings, lovely obliging staff, a great menu, food cooked to perfection, nice clean inside all facilities, you can stay over in their accommodation (lovely rooms) lots of history here.

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Thank Wesley N
Shropshire
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

A pleasant day plenty of room in the car park and an interesting very old building. We were nicely greeted an seated straight away having previously booked. We both chose the carvery and could not fault it. The carver was pleasant and helpful and you did not feel that you were being watched or measured on what you put on... More 

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Thank RonwShropshire
NostalgiaInns, Owner at Ye Olde Punch Bowl Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for taking the time to write a lovely review, your review has been shared with all the staff and this really does boost morale. Thank you, we hope to see you again in the future. Kindest regards, Adam More 

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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

As AGA owners we stopped for the "AGA Carvery". There was an electric AGA which was switched off, the food was cooked on an industrial oven in the kitchen. The chef was quite open about it, and proud of so being, but we all thought it breached advertising standards, if not the Trades Description Act. The carvery was a reasonable... More 

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Thank David C
NostalgiaInns, Owner at Ye Olde Punch Bowl Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi, I am genuinely shocked and upset by this review, I am not going to go into a long statement of justification, all I am going to say is that you do really think that the chefs would be proud to advertise the fact that we don't use the carvery? It is a massive oven in the middle of the... More 

West Midlands, United Kingdom
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187 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

A lovely pub in a lovely setting. The smashed wall lamp greeting you on arrival rather sets the scene of a sloppy management approach. The 'Original Bar' had quite a residue of drinks left on it and was so obvious it's a wonder that the bar staff, whom were not busy, hadn't noticed, perhaps if they had been leaning in... More 

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NostalgiaInns, Owner at Ye Olde Punch Bowl Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Without Prejudice Hi, Thanks for the review, we must admit my team and I were expecting some type of review from your good self, we didn't expect it to be as factitious we suppose your title gives the impression of person you are.. 'An inspector calls' WOW! Perhaps everyone wants to inspire to be someone, is yours Helen Edmundson? Now... More 

shropshire
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

Celebrated my mothers 80 th birthday yesterday with a lunch for 78 people . The room looked lovely , staff went out of their way to be helpful , and the carvery superb . with 12 choices of vegetables, 3 roast meats it really was a great lunch . Thank you to everyone who helped to make this such a... More 

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Thank Alison Y
NostalgiaInns, Owner at Ye Olde Punch Bowl Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for taking the time to write a lovely review, your review has been shared with all the staff and this really does boost morale. We are so pleased that your Mother's birthday was a resounding success with us. Thank you, we hope to see you again in the future. Kindest regards, Adam More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

After getting good reviews from friends we decided to try the carvery which was excellent the plates were hot(bonus) beef pork and Turkey were on offer we had the beef and Turkey both just fell apart and the vegetables were cooked to perfection with a little bite and not over cooked. 1st class service will definitely visit this beautiful Olde... More 

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Thank ragdoll2015
NostalgiaInns, Owner at Ye Olde Punch Bowl Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for taking the time to write a lovely review, your review has been shared with all the staff and this really does boost morale. Thank you, we hope to see you again in the future. Kindest regards, Adam More 

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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

The quality of the food was excellent. However, the amount of food available during the wedding reception was too little. It was only possible to make one visit to the buffet before all the food was either removed or was no longer available. This is not acceptable on such an occasion and should be noted by any future couples and... More 

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Thank Julian K
NostalgiaInns, Owner at Ye Olde Punch Bowl Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Julian, thank you for your review, I can honestly say this is the first review that I have struggled to respond to based on the contents, although a positive rating it is somewhat negative too. the majority of our weddings have buffets and the world cuisine buffet is a spectacular spread in fact it is that good guests have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
British, Gluten Free
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ludlow Road, Bridgnorth WV16 5NQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Shropshire  >  Bridgnorth
  • Phone Number: 01746 763304
Description
Ye Olde Punchbowl Inn is a multi Award winning country Inn set on the rolling Brown clee hills just on the outskirts of Bridgnorth town.We open daily and offer a full Gastro menu and award winning carvery on selected days. Bookings are essential at all times to avoid disappointmentWe also offer a fully stocked bar with a range of Lagers, Ciders and tradtional cask ales including an extensive wine listA warm welcome awaits you from our family run business

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