The Punch Bowl Inn Shortlist*

‘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

'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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