Harden's survey result
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An updated pub-with-rooms, just off the M6, that seems to be on an even keel though it's “no longer associated with the (much-vaunted) Punch Bowl at Crossthwaite”; fans praise its “beautifully presented and blooming tasty” food.
Sibling to the Punch Bowl in Crossthwaite, this recently refurbished inn enjoys a “stunning location” (close to the M6 too) and has a “lovely airy dining area”; fans praise its “delicious menu” and child-friendly service, but the occasional sceptic can find standards merely “ordinary”.
“A real treat” – this recently refurbished inn (sister of the Punch Bowl in Crossthwaite) is a “great all-rounder”, say fans, offering “adventurous” specials; sceptics, though, would say it’s “more of a reliable stopping point” (and just off the M6 too).
Cow Brow, Lupton, LA6 1PJ
Last orders: 9 pm