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“Best local place to dine!”

The Punch Bowl Inn & Restaurant
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed April 17, 2013

Just had the most fantastic evening out at The Punch Bowl in Crosthwaite, We are locals and have recently found it difficult to find a restaurant in our area which is capable of serving such high quality food. Everything was perfect from the cosy atmostpheric dining area to the fantastic level of service and helpfulness of the staff. The food was truly superb (the choice on the menu was excellent). This restaurant has definitely made it's mark on our local map and we will make sure we will be returning again very soon and spreading the word locally!

Thank Julie R
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

Friendly welcome with tea & scones offered on arrival. We stayed in Peake which looked small on website but it's not at all - don't be put off! Lovely views down the Lyth Valley. Comfy bed and large bathroom with roll-top bath and separate shower. Very good restaurant with interesting menu but not sure I could eat here two nights in a row. Roaring log fire in lounge really is uncomfortably hot so wear layers!

Thank Geordielass64
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

I ate here with my partner recently and on arrival was impressed with the warm greeting and excellent location. The pub has been decorated in a modern way, yet still has the cosy touches of open fires and comfy sofas.
I ate the black pudding dish with bubble and squeak( which i over heard a lady raving about) and my partner had the carpaccio. both were ok but in my opinion lacked seasoning and were fairly forgettable, which is a shame because they had very good potential. In general the food was ok, its clear some one in the kitchen is full of ideas, but sadly lacking in execution, service was great and for this reason i'd probably give it another go .

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Thank bryans657
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

We visited this restaurant as we were staying in a house nearby with our three teenage/adult children plus one boyfriend! We were a mixed group which could potentially be difficult to please. However we were all absolutley delighted with the quality and choice of food on offer here. We each ate three courses of the most high quality food not often seen in a rural inn! The cheese souffle to start and main course guinea fowl were particular favourites.This was by far the best meal we ate in the Lake District and we would return in a minute. We ate in the more relaxed bar area which served the same menu as the restaurant. Very warm atmsophere on what was a very snowy evening.

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Thank Angela31Scotland
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Reviewed March 29, 2013

Really nice, quiet location. Lovely fireplace, cosy atmosphere & delicious food! Service was also excellent, and very attentive. Nice to relax after a long walking day.

Thank rez92
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