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The Punch Bowl Inn

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A warm and welcoming real ale pub, wine and cafe bar in a beautiful part of the southwest Lakes. The Punch Bowl is a laid-back, country Inn in the best traditions and we'll always try to accommodate our customers wishes...if you want something...there's no harm in asking! We serve meals on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evenings and our food is all made on the premises, covering a wide range of styles on our constantly changing menu. We take bookings for parties of all kinds and can open outside normal hours for private gatherings. The pub is the tap for Beckstone's Brewery and their award-winning beers and we also stock a selection of other local beers as well as some great favourites. Wine
PRICE RANGE
US$13 - US$26
Meals
Dinner
CUISINES
British, Pub, European
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews salmon gammon steak pie salad pudding the pub great food beer garden golden wedding lovely friendly pub plenty of space well worth a visit hit the mark saturday night welcoming staff big portions many thanks
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Reviewed 16 May 2016

Wonderful second visit last weekend. We arrived back home after the trip from Washington, USA and no concerns over dinner at The Punch Bowl. Wonderful welcome and fantastic food. Almost certainly the most tasty gammon steak I've ever had that was extremely well prepared, cooked...More

Date of visit: May 2016
Thank mcrossleyusa2016
Nick G, Owner at The Punch Bowl Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2016

Thank you for this wonderful review - what more can I say? - except that we hope you'll be back...some day! :)

Reviewed 14 May 2016

We nearly missed this hidden gem as the building attached is up for sale, but we carried on round the side to find the entrance. There is no set menu just daily specials and they were reasonably priced. The food was freshly prepared and cooked...More

Date of visit: May 2016
Thank lsmith102
Nick G, Owner at The Punch Bowl Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2016

Thank you for your very pleasing review of The punch Bowl Inn, you were as good as your word and did return! Sorry that I didn't get to say hello but it was good to hear that you'd enjoyed your stay in the Western Lakes...More

Reviewed 18 April 2016

A friendly and warm atmosphere and Nick was very accommodating. Food fresh and tasty and were made to feel welcome.

Date of visit: April 2016
Thank watchingthesunrise
Nick G, Owner at The Punch Bowl Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2016

Thank you for your very nice review

Reviewed 9 April 2016

If you like real ale, this is well worth a visit. Normally 4 hand pumps, often featuring Beckstones from the brewery across the road. Beer always in tip top condition. The food ain't bad either!

Date of visit: February 2016
Thank janet p
Nick G, Owner at The Punch Bowl Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2016

Thank you! We are fortunate to have such a good brewery as our neighbour and we love working with them

Reviewed 4 April 2016

Whenever we visit the Lake District we always make sure we spend at least a few evenings at The Punch Bowl Inn. Although it is a very much a village pub it is wonderfully open and inviting to visitors. Local beers are great, excellent selection...More

Date of visit: August 2015
Thank Marilene O
Nick G, Owner at The Punch Bowl Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2016

Thank you, Marlene! It is always great to see you and your lovely family :)

Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

It's the first time we've visited despite living in the area for nearly 12 months now but we'll definitely be back. Lovely setting, friendly, efficient service and a good choice of food and drinks at very reasonable prices. The portions were very generous and the...More

Date of visit: April 2016
4  Thank Pumpkinny
Nick G, Owner at The Punch Bowl Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2016

Thank you for this lovely review. It's nice to see that we are building up a loyal, local clientele. See you again, soon!

Reviewed 2 December 2015

A local pub with a fantastic host. Great tasting local ales and food fresh from local farmers. Absolutely outstanding quality. Five Stars & two thumbs up. Will definitely be visiting this pub again in the future.

Date of visit: July 2015
2  Thank Richie J
Nick G, Owner at The Punch Bowl Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2016

What can I say? Thank you!! :)

Reviewed 11 November 2015

Wet and miserable afternoon looking for a 'watering hole'. Couldn't have found more welcoming staff/owners (?)behind the bar. Even though there appeared to quite a large private gathering going on we were invited in and engaged in conversation almost immediately. How different is that from...More

Date of visit: October 2015
1  Thank Jeffertonian
Nick G, Owner at The Punch Bowl Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2016

It's great to know that you felt welcome, after all, that's a big part of what we're there for. Thank you!

Reviewed 8 November 2015

We eat here fairly often as its close by. The menu is limited and food only served Wednesday and Friday evening but boy is It tasty. Home cooked chips to die for and the most amazing suet steak and kidney pudding last time out. The...More

Date of visit: November 2015
2  Thank Sharon W
Nick G, Owner at The Punch Bowl Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2016

Thank you! It's always great to see you in the pub. It's a big deal for us to be part of village life. And the good news is that now we're serving meals on Saturday nights too,

Reviewed 6 November 2015

Tried this pub for a meal a few weeks ago, only to find they served food a few days a week and not Sunday.We were offered a basic meal if we were desperate, but decided to try elsewhere saying we would return another evening. When...More

Date of visit: October 2015
2  Thank walkerhb
Nick G, Owner at The Punch Bowl Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2016

Thank you for your kind review. We now serve food on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights, and you're right, it's a good idea to book. Hope we'll see you again soon!

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Sharron M
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That'll be the spell checker? :)
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Sharron M
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Hi Sharron, I'm afraid we aren't really within walking distance of your accommodation. I can give you the telephone numbers of some local taxi companies and you may be able to get a journey price from them, if that would be... More
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