Harden's survey result
“This is how you do great pub food” – “full of flavour”, using seasonal ingredients from the owner’s farm and with “generous helpings as befits as a gastropub”. “They don’t try to be too clever but they are still a step above everyone else nearby”, hence their “excellent” local reputation.
“Yet to find a more impressive pub in the Lake District” – this “simply outstanding” inn, set in a tiny village, caters for every taste from “local beers around the open fire” to “well-executed restaurant-style meals”: “the food is homegrown, seasonal and full of flavour” and “served in a friendly, efficient manner”.
“One of the valiant good foods places in the Lake” – this pub/hotel in a tiny village is beautifully located and “especially pleasant outdoors in summer” on its summer terrace, and serves robust, refined-rustic dishes from chef Arthur Bridgeman Quin. There’s a strong service ethos too – “led by the delectable Lorraine, she has the front of house running like a machine being drip-fed WD40!”
“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.
|Wine per bottle||£25.50|
The Punch Bowl Inn Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Delightful gastro pub with lovely terrace. Excellent COVID precautions including taking your own drink off the tray! We visit every year and it only gets better. The twice cooked cheese souffle is my favourite."
"We love it here and have always managed to eat outside in the patio area. Inside may be different, more traditional, perhaps more luxurious but without the light and views outside. We did book but noticed a number of people who came without and after a wait were found tables because other bookers had simply failed to show. An abuse of the system. No fixed price lunch here although it is reasonable anyway. The menu keeps some staples; We love their souffles. This time we limited ourselves to the starter cheese one (dessert would have been greedy)which is large and not even expensive. Plenty of non meat options and all worth a go. Desserts are a good finish."
Crosthwaite, LA8 8HR
|Monday||8:30 am‑5:30 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm|
|Tuesday||8:30 am‑5:30 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm|
|Wednesday||8:30 am‑5:30 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm|
|Thursday||8:30 am‑5:30 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm|
|Friday||8:30 am‑5:30 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm|
|Saturday||8:30 am‑5:30 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm|
|Sunday||8:30 am‑5:30 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm|