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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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East Midlands, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

Thank Catherine P
Durham, United Kingdom
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227 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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246 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
253 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Been there a number of times but twice over the Christmas period. The sandwiches are delicious especially the prawn in focaccia bread. On the other visit we had the four cheese pie which my wife loves and the belly pork with black pudding stuffing. Got to be the best tasting belly pork I've had. Good service and very welcoming host.... More 

Thank pafpafpaf0811
Whickham Tyne and Wear
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69 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

A group of about 25 older men have an annual dinner with a hired bus and a stop both on the way out and the way back for a drink. The main skow is of course the dinner both for quality and ambience. We knew the ale would be good as we regularly call here after walking in the Northern... More 

Thank WAG1940
Durham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Lovely family meal.Took a little while coming but was really tasty.Had a two and three course xmas menu choice as well as blackboard specials.Lovely pub and restaurant decorated for christmas and looked lovely !!! Food very enjoyable and nice choices.

Thank David i
Tadcaster, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

found this inn by chance it is off the main A68 on a b road going to Blanchland, we decided to stop and have some food.We decided on the sandwiches which came on different breads the presentation was very good well filled with side salad and crisps we ordered extra chips which was a bad move we did not need... More 

Thank 28christine_b
Stirling, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We were pleasantly surprised by the welcome our dog received, she was even given a doggie treat box. Food was great and we even tried the pub quiz. Very friendly staff and customers.

Thank reideve8

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, 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?