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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)
“black pudding” (17 reviews)
“guinea fowl” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Lyth Valley, Crosthwaite LA8 8HR, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely get the cheese soufflé and the creme brûlée to bookend a tasty meal in a splendid country setting. A drive away from the bustling Windermere but the gastropub surrounded by sunlit hills and meandering country roads brought a welcome calm to a city break....More

1  Thank headandneck
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely bedroom.. excellent dinners and superb breakfasts.. could not ask for more. Staff friendly and helpful. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Thank fidgetbuzz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited here befor, but not recently. However we decided to give it a go for a birthday treat. I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food for such a reasonable price. We have visited places in the lakes that would easily...More

Thank Stormtan
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Kindly accommodated and staff service is mostly charming. The food is elaborate and some flavours are quite exquisite. Others such as the beetroot risotto would be best left unserved. This represents the only option for vegetarians. It resembled a massacre decorated by a few leaves...More

1  Thank BlueVanLady
Reviewed 30 March 2018

We booked here for Sunday lunch having done so in the past too. It didn't disappoint. So often Sunday lunches in pub restaurants do quantity over quality - not here. The main roast beef came with the usual veg, all cooked to perfection, and the...More

1  Thank travellinghiggy
Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

We had been recommended by family and as we were staying a couple of nights nearby decided to visit for dinner Other than it needing , in the evening , a little clearer sign for the car park and entrance ( which we missed !!)...More

Thank bollinway
Reviewed 28 February 2018

As this delightful dining pub is in our village we eat there often. The food, service and welcome are always first class. Has to be the best soufflé ever, savoury or pudding! Always good to order extra veg. The house champagne is particularly lovely too!...More

1  Thank Robson88
Reviewed 26 February 2018

Where to start on this review... We visited The Punch Bowl Inn yesterday for lunch after reading an article in a local paper about the restaurant and we luckily managed to bag a table. The service from start to finish was nothing but excellent, all...More

2  Thank CM2887
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic
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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