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The Punch Bowl Inn & Restaurant

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Lyth Valley, Crosthwaite LA8 8HR, England
+44 15395 68237
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cheese souffle” (14 reviews)
“black pudding” (17 reviews)
“guinea fowl” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Lyth Valley, Crosthwaite LA8 8HR, England
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Reviewed 12 February 2018

My wife and I visited on a Saturday evening in December, having booked a table in the bar areas so that we could bring our dog. We received a friendly welcome and enjoyed top class food and drinks. Not cheap, but worth it for a...More

Thank R18WLY
Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

So we started with the beef carpaccio and the chicken consume, the beef was served with baked celeriac and stilton with hazlenuts which was delicious, however the stiltons strong flavour slightly overpowered the beef and the textures were a little too varied, however the overall...More

1  Thank Tom H
Reviewed 5 February 2018

If you want a nice relaxing break in very comfortable high spec rooms with great staff and an outstanding restaurant....then this is the place for you. The room (Noble) was one of the finest I have stayed in. The food was really good and just...More

1  Thank Richard W
Reviewed 27 January 2018

This restaurant is amazing . Food ,staff and service first class. We had the most awesome meal Friday night .

1  Thank annie792
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Called from the car and booked a table for 2 on the way home after a tough day shopping in Keswick ;) The service was excellent, the food gorgeous and the atmosphere superb. There is no 'but'; we were very happy and satisfied with all...More

1  Thank Andrew N
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Me and my girlfriend had a meal there last night, the meals look and tasted fantastic! Would definitely recommend.

1  Thank nj33999
Reviewed 31 December 2017

This is a lovely place, well maintained with good quality knowledgeable staff. They catered well for dietary restrictions and everyone in our group thoroughly enjoyed their meals. My only issue is a relatively small one: it's one of those places where you have to order...More

Thank GS157
Reviewed 4 December 2017

We had haddock and chips for lunch. Very nicely presented. Love the muslin encased lemon and bow and the peas tasted of peas !!!! If we are ever down that way again (we live on the banks of Loch Ness) we will book to eat...More

Thank Elizabeth G
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

On a wet and misty evening our spirits were lifted by the warmth emanating from The Punch Bowl. An enticing menu confirmed our opinion and we started with pumpkin soup followed by duck with honey glazed parsnips and the finale was a sumptuous blackberry soufflé....More

Thank davide h
Reviewed 13 November 2017

We visited the Punch Bowl Inn for a lunch to celebrate our son's birthday and everything was excellent- food, service and cosy atmosphere. The Yorkshire puddings with our roast beef were amazing and the blackberry soufflés were delicious. We certainly plan to return on our...More

Thank MEM-Cambs
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24 February 2016|
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Response from Christine J | Reviewed this property |
I've taken my dog into the bar area at night, to eat, several times. He has always been made most welcome, no problem at all. I don't know if he would be allowed in the more formal restaurant area, as I actually prefer to... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Bar Scene, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lyth Valley, Crosthwaite LA8 8HR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Crosthwaite
  • Phone Number: +44 15395 68237
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