Harden's survey result
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“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.
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”.
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.
The Punch Bowl Inn Restaurant Diner Reviews
"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"