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‘Good beer’, ‘excellent food’, ‘nice bedrooms’ and a ‘relaxing ambience’ win admirers at Richard Rose’s ‘fantastic’ 300-year-old inn in the bucolic Lyth valley. More

Contact details

The Punch Bowl Inn
Lyth Valley, nr Kendal,
Crosthwaite
Cumbria
LA8 8HR.
England
Tel 01539 568237,

Hotel information

Bedrooms

9

Open

all year.

Facilities

2 bars, restaurant, free Wi-Fi in bar, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, 2 terraces, parking.

Background music

In public areas.

Children

All ages welcomed.

Dogs

Allowed in bar, not in bedrooms.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

Per room B&B £110–£310. À la carte £35.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘Good beer’, ‘excellent food’, ‘nice bedrooms’ and a ‘relaxing ambience’ win admirers at Richard Rose’s ‘fantastic’ 300-year-old inn in the bucolic Lyth valley. The setting is textbook countryside: next to a stone church, the building overlooks a spread of rolling green; inside, there are thick wooden beams, a slate-topped bar, a hard-working wood-burner. Each bedroom, named after a former vicar of the parish church, has an upmarket country feel in its hand-blocked wallpaper or comely floral prints; each, too, has a freestanding roll-top bath in a bathroom with underfloor heating. In the restaurant, new chef Arthur Bridgeman Quin cooks ‘imaginative’ gastropub dishes. Morning tea or coffee is brought to the room on request; a cream tea is offered every afternoon. 5 miles E of Bowness-on-Windermere.

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The Punch Bowl Inn
Lyth Valley, nr Kendal,
Crosthwaite
Cumbria
LA8 8HR.

Guest comments

'Lots of atmosphere, particularly in the front room with wood-burning stove. It is in one of the prettiest villages in south Lakeland. Great young chef with good ideas though occasionally a little over elaborate. ' - Stephanie Thompson and Keith Sutton - January, 2018
'The rooms are comfortable and reasonably priced, the staff are efficient, cheerful and friendly, and the food standards, already high, continue to improve. ' - David Peel - September, 2017
'First class. Just what one wants in a country inn: good beer, excellent food and nice bedrooms. ' - Angus Fordyce - January, 2016

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