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Non-Smoking Hotel
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great pub! Stayed for one night with our dog as we were going to a wedding at askham Hall. Place was great, room was nice, service was brilliant, good breakfast and superb beer!!! Didn’t eat there but food looked really good! Will definitely be back.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Health hazard to asthmatics. Terrible amounts of kerosene in our room causing asthma attacks. Staff knew of problem. 3 staff told us of known problem and duty manager moved us out as he said fumes were too bad to stay. My health really suffered.

1  Thank Stevan M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sorry to have to say this - Room 6 at the back - over an oil tank which had been filled that day. Poorly sealed floor in ensuite, fumes seemed to be coming up and use of fan made worse. Window left open but ventilation...More

2  Thank izabel421
Reviewed August 8, 2018

Not too much good to say , The food was very good , superb roast beef and trimmings , The place itself was filthy , You could have wrote your name in the dust on the back of the chairs , there was food under...More

1  Thank Garry Andre A
Reviewed July 30, 2018

My 4 sisters plus partners stayed there for a wedding at Askham Hall in early July as adjacent to the location. Whilst old and quaint at £120 night one would expect better quality rooms. One couple were relocated as the room smelt of diesel, rooms...More

1  Thank SurreyDado
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We are a Restaurant, Pub and Bed & Breakfast located in the picture postcard village of Askham. We offer Twin and Double Rooms all En-suite and would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to escape the ...More mundane pressures and stress of everyday life and enjoy a wonderful break with us in this picturesque region.We serve food from 12 noon through 'til 9pm every day (service hours during winter may vary). Finally, dogs (and children) are always welcome! Less
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US$112 - US$154 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Punchbowl Hotel Penrith
United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Eden District > Askham
Traveller (26)
Dining (5)
Room & Suite (3)
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Raine W
December 5, 2016|
Response from alancathoakley | Reviewed this property |
Contact the pub and ask them,I am sure they will be doing Christmas meals
Taarrnya W
June 1, 2016|
Response from Jacobs08 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I think we arrived a little earlier and the room was free. It will depend upon how busy the pub is the day before and it has been busy with wedding guests for Askham hall in June/ju;y/aug.
January 10, 2015|
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Response from Punchbowl_Inn_Askham | Property representative |
Rates for standard double or twin rooms are £90 for B&B. Kind Regards
Room Tips
"Beware of rooms at the back, might be quieter but closer to oil tank."
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"We had room 4 overlooking the front and the road but it was very quiet."
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"We had number 2, with a lovely view over the forecourt."
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"The front facing rooms"
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