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The Punch Bowl Inn & Restaurant
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Reviewed February 23, 2011

We stayed one night. The room and hotel service was excellent. The food and choice of wines is very good. Will definitely visit again in the near future.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank MikeGillNestonUK
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Reviewed February 15, 2011

The Punch Bowl Sets it self out to be different and it is, but it is also relaxed comfortable and warm.

When we are away we want genuine hospitality, warmth of service and great food that we can enjoy and don't have to dissect or analyse . is it good, great relax and enjoy. We knew nobody so didn't feel we had to impress we could be ourselves, and my tong in cheek comment is don't take your self to seriously and just enjoy this Gem of a Pub for what it is rather, special but not up itself .

Will the Blonde and I back you bet we will, but probably not in summer because there will be to many folk for me, but an out of season treat we appreciated it, simple things done well period.

The Skate which I had not eaten for years was well cooked and it is not an easy fish to cook and it was a good proper breakfast good Coffee and Free Wi-FI for those us that have to stay connected. BIG MASSIVE, HUGE PLUS when will the large groups wake and smell the coffee!

Stayed: January 2011, travelled as a couple
Thank zurichHB
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Reviewed February 11, 2011

Having been married at the Punchbowl, we decided to return for our anniversary with our young son. Some of the more recent reviews seemed to suggest that guests had had issues with the food and service so we were a little concerned about our forthcoming stay.

Fortunately, there was no cause for concern - we were warmly welcomed when and the staff all seemed friendly, knowledgeable and attentive without being intrusive. Admittedly we dined early in the evening when there weren't many other guests eating but even at lunch when there had bene more diners, the staff seemed to cope perfectly well.

The food itself was very good, as was the choice of wines & guest beers. Our room was one of the cheaper ones but still offered great views and was nicely furnished. All in all, a comfortable, well-appointed country hotel & restaurant.

The complimentary champagne to celebrate our anniversary was a nice gesture too.

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled with family
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Thank CaptainBarnacles
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Reviewed January 19, 2011

we hadnt been to the punchbowl since last July, but really couldnt wait to eat there again after such a great first experience - and we werent disappointed. yet again the food was fantastic and we were thoroughly looked after. i would definitley recommend it to anyone.

Cant wait for our next visit!

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank Cowaramup
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Reviewed January 11, 2011

Stayed over New Year, booked months ago and paid a fortune..got there and over heard other guests moaning about how much they had paid. Well it was 50% less than we had!!! Was refunded when quieried, but left a very sour taste. Such a shame, the place is lovely but the management and most of the staff are rude, unfriendly and incompetent. New Years eve gastronomic meal was shocking and v v slow. No atmosphere at all.
Could have been a great place but really didn't feel comfortable there. Dont waste your money!

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled as a couple
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