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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%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cheese souffle” (15 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 today via mobile

I can’t remember the last time I walked into a restaurant/pub/hotel and felt immediately relaxed. The Punch Bowl is a turkey special place. Non-intrusive but attentive, and most importantly warm staff, lovely atmosphere, great food and wine. Flavours were impeccable, this is definitely one for...More

Thank Seonaid L
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Wow... This was a beautiful dining experience 9 people all sampling different things on the menu and not one of us was disappointed I had the cheese soufflé chicken with truffle butter sauce & Gateaux opera. All superb. We were served politely and efficiently by...More

Thank MamaDav
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here after a recommendation from a friend and was not disappointed. The food was delicious and the portion sizes were good. The best part was the deserts we enjoyed the gateau and the raspberry soufflé which were superb. Don't expect cheap pub grub here...More

Thank Gemma D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We dined here with two friends on our last evening in the Lake District. I had the cheese soufflé which was to die for! Others had the lobster tortellini and whiskey infused trout. I then had the duck breast with broccoli and potatoes au gratin...More

Thank Patricia O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place .stayed many times in previous years. Food good but service slow albeit polite. Music not quite appropriate for surroundings.

Thank TandG378
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

Don't, like me, be fooled into thinking this place is a Public House. It is a Hotel, Restaurant and function venue and the prices reflect that as it's not cheap. It closes completely to the public at times to host functions such as weddings, and...More

Thank abrogates
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

This is our 2nd stay at this little Gem near Bo’ness. This time in Heelis. Lovely room with beams but lacking a view. Although a very large bathroom with roll bath as centre piece, it had the smallest shower. A large person would have difficulty...More

Thank Frances H
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Best roast beef ever! Food and service was excellent...need reservations though but was well worth it.

Thank Tracey R
Reviewed 24 August 2018

We first visited the Punchbowl in 2015 while on holiday in the Lakes and had what I described in my original review as " the best meal I had ever had". In fact, we were so impressed that since then we have always made arrangements...More

Thank indiasign
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Called in last week for a light pub lunch but found it all a lot more formal than we wanted. Luckily the very helpful landlord was able to find a table. Only wanting starters off the excellent menu we felt almost guilty to be using...More

Thank SandavLymngton
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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
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
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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