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The Punch Bowl

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A65 | Barrows Green, Kendal LA8 0AA, England
+44 15395 60267
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Arrived at 20:45 with 5 others to have a meal after working away in Cumbria. The sign outside the door states food served till 9. We arrived and asked for some menus but we're told that last orders were at half 8. Absolute nightmare. It was our last night in Cumbria and there was 6 of us ready to spend... More 

1 Thank Riley404
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic food, super friendly staff, extremely good value for money and is always warm and welcoming when we visit. I would recommend the Punchbowl to anybody who wants quality food and drink 😊

Thank Russ C
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stop here regularly when visiting parents in the lakes, Can't fault it, me Dad likes the Beer and Fish & Chips, I like the Farmers Platter and me Mum Scampi. Immaculately clean and tidy.

Thank firebladeLiverpool
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely fantastic meal, the chef even accomodated my fussiness without hesitation, top marks 👌, lovely waiting on/bar staff too. Highly recommend going there for food, drinks and the friendly atmosphere.

Thank Lisa C
Rochdale, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017

As regular visitors to the Lake District we call into the Punch Bowl every now and again. The place is always immaculately clean, tidy and so welcoming that I tend to feel rather special when we call in. Lilie Rose & Ben are always made to feel very welcome. Wheelchair access not being an issue at all due to the... More 

Thank Ray W
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102 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Driven past many times, decided on a very wet March lunchtime to call in. Partner had Gammon with chunky chips and fried egg, while I settled for haddock and chips with mushy peas. Food was very good as was the local brewed ale, Nd the staff very pleasant, chatty and easy to get on with. Cloak rooms very clean as... More 

Thank Shaun William B
Kendal, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The staff are very friendly and helpful. The menu is typical of a good pub. I found the food of very good quality and plenty of it too. Popular with locals and a good place to stop off after visiting Kendal.

Thank john s
Heysham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

We found this restaurant by accident, what a place to find, the food was beautiful and the service to match, they do a burger challenge also a chicken one to which you have to book in advance, they sold and produce a Kendal mint cake vodka which is really nice, a must visit to try

Thank David G
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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208 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Stopped at the Punch Bowl on a trip to Kendal in February and the attention to detail was fantastic, catering to everyones needs. It was very impressive. Even board games in the bar, ideal when it gets a bit rainy in the Lakes!

Thank Chris G
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

The food was efficiently served and the food was delicious! There was plenty of it leaving us all full!!! Will definitely go back next time we're in the area!

Thank Penelope R

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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: A65 | Barrows Green, Kendal LA8 0AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Kendal
  • Phone Number: +44 15395 60267

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?