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Summary

“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”.

£54
   ££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“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!”

£54
   ££
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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
   ££
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
5
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
   ££
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
5
Exceptional
* 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.

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£5.50 £17.95 £7.95
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £25.50
Filter Coffee £2.50
Extras  
Service 10.00%

Restaurant details

Highchair, Portions
Yes
20
85
Yes

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.
Murray B
A well thought out menu with so many intere...
Reviewed 5 months,

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

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Lyth Valley, LA8 8HR
Opening hours
Monday8:30 am-5:30 pm, 6 pm-9 pm
Tuesday8:30 am-5:30 pm, 6 pm-9 pm
Wednesday8:30 am-5:30 pm, 6 pm-9 pm
Thursday8:30 am-5:30 pm, 6 pm-9 pm
Friday8:30 am-5:30 pm, 6 pm-9 pm
Saturday8:30 am-5:30 pm, 6 pm-9 pm
Sunday8:30 am-5:30 pm, 6 pm-9 pm

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