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The Punch Bowl Inn & Restaurant

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)
“guinea fowl” (8 reviews)
“black pudding” (17 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Lyth Valley, Crosthwaite LA8 8HR, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a lovely meal here, would definitely recommend. It was a little expensive but would go back. Very welcoming staff. Made a big fuss of the dog.

Thank ElIie2018
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Drove out of the way for this place, lovely setting and pub. Choice of three sandwich’s , unfortunately one was off the menu so unless you like salmon or hallumi your out of luck. Ordered wine the barman just used the leftover in the bottle...More

Thank paul b
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called for lunch . Lovely setting and we sat outside. We had a salad each . Mine was salmon and orange . Well those were the only two ingredients apart from a mound of rocket . I left half a plate of dry rocket even...More

Thank annie792
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely setting next to picturesque church with fab views. We went for lunch and the food was great, service was quick and attentive. Definitely worth a revisit

1  Thank Tim M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great surroundings, delightful staff and very good food. This is a beautiful countryside pub that has won several recent awards and deservedly so. The staff are extremely friendly, especially their very extrovert Romanian waiter, Flavio. We had a lovely dinner, the most memorable dish being...More

1  Thank ashnick
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

The setting and views are fantastic a real gem. Staff and service good, however may be it's what we ordered but everything was covered in butter and oils and greasy. Not worth the price.

Thank Johnnyridd
Reviewed 2 June 2018

We have just spent the afternoon at The Punch Bowl in Crosthwaite, near Kendal to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary with some of our closest friends and we couldn't have been made more welcome by the Punch Bowl team. They were so friendly and very...More

Thank silvercat2017
Reviewed 2 June 2018

Never fails to provide a splendid dining experience. Service is friendly but not intrusive, food is always of the highest standard and the wine list matches the food. I have said before that the Punch Bowl is worthy of a detour. I would now say...More

Thank Blackcock
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

A number of people had recommended the restaurant and we were not disappointed. Excellent food and good service. My wife had the raspberry soufflé and loved it. Will return here again when we are in the Lake District

1  Thank oamthg
Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

We booked here for lunch on our arrival in The Lakes, after a 5 hr drive. What an excellent pub! In contrast to many places, when we arrived at the bar, the barman immediately acknowledged us, despite being in the middle of doing something else....More

Thank KP111q
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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, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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