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The Punch Bowl Inn

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££ - £££
Bar, British, Pub
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Edmundbyers DH8 9NL, England
+44 1207 255545
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Hove, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We are new to this area and just called in for dinner this evening.It was quite busy but we were served promptly and really enjoyed our meals.We had the toasted veggie quiche with salad from the specials menu and the Whitby scampi, peas and chips.The food was very nicely presented and delicious.The bar staff were polite and helpful and made... More 

Thank 12BevD
Consett, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having recently moved to the area, the punch bowl was recommended to us. We have been here several times and each time have had issues with food orders and time spent waiting for food. Today will be the last time we will ever return and despite niggles here and there with orders, the service from staff and management is something... More 

1 Thank honeycombvegas
Riding Mill, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited with friends and we were all looking forward to going, however, there were 4 items sold out on the menu. Ordered starters and mains. Waited 1 hour for our starters the garnish lettuce and tomatoes were very poor, the lettuce looked as if it was on it's last legs. In the middle of our starters, two people had ordered... More 

3 Thank carolynacoxall
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
44 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Food and hospitality are both great. They even provided a bowl of dinner for our dog too at no extra charge. We returned the following week we enjoyed the Sunday lunch so much.

Thank 100JJ
Stoney Stanton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Called in while visiting friends in the area for lunch, good menu at modest prices, got a friendly welcome from the landlady. A very pleasant visit.

Thank Roger M
East Midlands, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We stayed here so we could pick up our new puppy. We had had to cancel our booking as I had broken my knee. The owners could not have been more helpful. The bedroom with en suite facilties had everything we required plus many little extra luxuries like a bath robe and toiletries. The beds were warm and comfortable too.... More 

Thank Lesley H
Level Contributor
40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Popped in on the way back from walking near Blanchland. Had been here a few times before and remembered it being good. We all had a wonderful Xmas time afternoon by the fire. Ales were all excellent, and we ate some chips and other bar snacks - simple, delicious and generous. Lovely atmosphere and will return next time we're out... More 

Thank Phil B
Durham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

The main meal was average but could have been hotter! Wasn't very warm at all. The pub was nice and cozy very welcoming and staff friendly. Desert took an age to arrive and was very disappointing when it did. I ordered salted caramel brownie, it was cold very dry and rock solid! Everything a brownie should not be. It was... More 

1 Thank Catherine P
Durham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
242 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Love this place ,had a lovely Sunday dinner,huge Yorkshire puds ,and so tasty.food is really good,best sticky toffee pudding I've had.staff are great,service very quick ,and this place has such a nice feel ,very homely and relaxed.its set in great surroundings ,lots of nice walks,and if you have a dog they are welcome too.I think next time we might stay... More 

Thank Sandie M
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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276 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

for the first time ever we went out for a Christmas dinner on Christmas day. what a great place to pick. happy cheerful staff great atmosphere, smashing food and good choice of beer. what more could you want. all on a level with 2 steps up at the door.

Thank shoemaker_10

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Edmundbyers DH8 9NL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  Edmundbyers
  • Phone Number: +44 1207 255545

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