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Summary

“Giving some of the best restaurants in the Lake District a run for their money”, this pub/hotel “beautifully located” in a tiny village provides “superb service and gorgeous food”. In October 2016, chef for the last five years, Scott Fairweather, moved on (to be replaced by Arthur Bridgeman Quin) – we’ve maintained the rating on the basis of the “unceasingly delightful” performance this place has shown over very many years.

£51
Very Good
Exceptional
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

It may inhabit a tiny village in “a hidden corner of the Lakes”, but this “warm, welcoming and stylish” pub/hotel is “well worth seeking out”. “The level of hospitality is exceptional”, the “short but interesting menu” is “consistently excellent and keenly priced” and they serve “remarkable real ales”.

£50
Very Good
Exceptional
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

An “absolute gem”; it’s not just the “idyllic” setting which has won renown for this “cosy” rural inn, but also its “friendly and attentive” service and “moreish” menu of “country fare”; if you decide to stay, bedrooms are “attractively furnished” too.

£50
Very Good
Exceptional
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“The Lakes’ best pub for food”, claim fans of this very well-known inn (with rooms), which wins very steady praise with its “idyllic” location, “fine” cooking, “great indoor and outdoor spaces”, and “well-curated” list of wines and beers.

£49
Very Good
Good
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Owner's description

The Punch Bowl has built a reputation based on good quality food, fine wines and attentive, friendly service whilst still retaining the homely English pub feel. In the kitchen we pride ourselves on preparing fresh, locally sourced food and presenting it in an honest but exciting fashion. The menu is based on classic flavour combinations using modern techniques and is updated to meet seasonal availability.

Restaurant details

Highchair, Portions,
Yes
Yes
8.45 pm

The Punch Bowl Inn Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of The Punch Bowl Inn Restaurant in LA8, Lyth Valley by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of The Punch Bowl Inn restaurant.
Michael B
simply outstanding...
Reviewed 3 months, 18 days ago

"simply outstanding"

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IAN H
Quite the best pub with rooms in The Lakes ...
Reviewed 6 months, 19 days ago

"Quite the best pub with rooms in The Lakes Cosy bar or smart restaurant both offer a great ambience Have not been since new chef in November 2016 but will do shortly"

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Lyth Valley, LA8 8HR
Opening hours

Lunch 12noon until 5.30pm (Saturday & Sunday 12noon until 4.00pm) Dinner 5:30pm - 9pm
Last orders: 8.45 pm

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