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The Punch Bowl Inn & Restaurant

Lyth Valley, Crosthwaite LA8 8HR, England
+44 15395 68237
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“rabbit” (6 reviews)
“black pudding” (16 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
British, Pub, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Lyth Valley, Crosthwaite LA8 8HR, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We live within a couple of miles of this excellent dining establishment, so we can visit quite often. We are not, however, ignorant of what is on offer at other restaurants, both local and national, as we travel around the country during the summer in...More

Thank Roger G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is very good, although the portions are not generous and it is served by friendly staff with very little waiting time. The prices, however, are high for what you get. I would certainly recommend this for a dining experience, but the value for...More

Thank R H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Shocking food .service ok 4th visit never again £160 terrible starters mains bad.i love going out and spending good money for good food .steak chewy starter 4 2 Iberian ham platter all it was ham dip and girkins .staff were ignorant .never go back.

Thank pete4rach
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a wonderful meal here for my birthday. Every time I come I have the twice baked cheese soufflé to start. It's amazing - I want to try something else, but I can never resist the soufflé! Our main meals, both fish, were superb and...More

Thank hamilc01
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely lunch very relaxing and the staff where attentive and very professional would certainly recommend.

Thank Brenda D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Gorgeous building with a lovely seating areas outside with lovely views. It's a shame the food is over priced and below average quality. Staff are rude and not at all welcoming. If you love to pay over the odds for mediocre food this is the...More

Thank Ataylor91
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

We have been to the Punchbowl on many occasions and never been disappointed or had an iffy meal. Tonight's meal was exceptional. My main of pork loin was so tender and the flavour in the apple and date purée was just right with the other...More

Thank elvisaaron
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Stayed here in excelent room. Looked after extremely well by mainly young and polite staff who were not intrusive but remained friendly. Food of high standard but I would not call the quizine haut. Go to L`Eclume, Cartmel for that with your cheque book!! Checked...More

Thank rexdh
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

We have been to the Punch Bowl a number of times and it gets better and better. Great staff and great food. 10 out of 10.

Thank PJH1R
Reviewed 10 May 2017

We visited for lunch and this was our third visit to the Punch Bowl. The food is excellent, the staff friendly and the service is very good. Highly recommended.

Thank yorkshireman696
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Are dogs allowed at the Inn during the evening?
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, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Private Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, Bar Scene, View, 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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