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“Food good and service too”
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Punch Bowl
Ranked #1 of 1 Satley B&B and Inns
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99 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Food good and service too”
Reviewed 3 November 2013

We have been here a few times and the main thing that irritates me is the lack of handheld menu, you arrive on time for your table, but then instead of being shown to the table, they tell you to choose from the various blackboards before you sit. This makes you feel rushed and awkward just standing there! I don't like this and for the four times we have been none of the people we have been with have either. The first time I thought it was just while they were waiting for them to be printed, but clearly not. The food is nice and the waitresses are always helpful and friendly, except I have found one to wear inappropriately short skirts (didn't see her last night). Like I say all enjoyed the food albeit we had to wait a while. There is another blackboard in the restaurant but it is situated behind a table and if that table is full you can't see it for the bodies at the table and also if I was sat at that table I wouldn't want anyone staring at me. May I suggest you either print menus or hang the board above the fireplace for all to see. Overall fine, but please sort the menus.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2013

Called here for lunch while travelling on a wet, miserable day. Cheered up when I saw the real fire!
I had fish and chips because the veggie dish didn't look very interesting and my husband had beef and pigeon. The food was fine and the staff were friendly. I would eat here again if I was in the area.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Durham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2013

I always judge a pub lunch by whether it's as good as what you would have at home. Believe me, the Sunday Lunch at The Punch Bowl is beautiful. Lots of meat off the joint, huge Yorkies, roasted veg, roasted potatoes then a dish of cabbage, turnip and mash, accompanied by a jug of the tastiest gravy.
This was a real treat and WELL above average. Anyone in the Co. Durham area, give The Punch Bowl a try, you will NOT be disappointed.

Stayed September 2013
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2013

the punch bowl is a very warm welcoming place to stay! The beds in the bedrooms where very very comfy and each bedroom had its own en-suit. the staff where really friendly and the breakfast was delicious. There where always things to do around the area like durham cathedral and beamish museum. pub\restruant was very cosy and had a lovely atmosphere. We had dinner there every night because the food was so tasty.
would definitely recommend it to anyone!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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2 Thank olivia f
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2013

Fantastic food,lovely comfortable rooms and every need catered for. The owners go out of there way to ensure everything was perfect. Set in beautiful surroundings. Great little peaceful getaway. Will be returning ASAP. Thank you

  • Stayed August 2012
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3 Thank Lawes22
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2013

After a long day driving and being fed up with travel lodges. What a lovely place. Food choice was fantastic. A breakfast to die for and a lovely room. Didn't want to get out of bed. A very warm welcome thank you.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled on business
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4 Thank Toby B
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San Diego, California
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638 reviews
195 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 342 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2013

A warm welcome, well kept beer, home cooked and well priced food make the Punch Bowl and ideal choice for a lunch or evening meal. Meals are served in a cosy side room (with real fire in winter) - steaks a speciality and they come in big sizes if you want them!

Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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6 Thank Baxie
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Property: Punch Bowl
Address: Satley DL13 4HU, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Durham > Satley
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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Satley
Hotel Class:3 star — Punch Bowl 3*

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