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
"A well thought out menu with so many interesting options. The Stornaway black pudding starter is exceptional. Good choice for wines including dessert options. "
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|