The Punch Bowl Inn

‘Always a favourite’ of Guide friends in the north, Richard Rose’s 300-year-old pub-with-rooms is in ‘one of the prettiest villages in south Lakeland’. More

Contact details

The Punch Bowl Inn
Crosthwaite
Cumbria
LA8 8HR
England
01539 568237

Hotel information

Bedrooms

9.

Open

all year.

Facilities

bar, bar dining area, restaurant, free Wi-Fi i, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, 2 terraces, parking, bar and restaurant wheelchair accessible.

Background music

in public areas.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed in bar only.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B £110-£320. A la carte £35. 1-night bookings usually refused 25 Dec, 31 Dec.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘Always a favourite’ of Guide friends in the north, Richard Rose’s 300-year-old pub-with-rooms is in ‘one of the prettiest villages in south Lakeland’. It is promoted to a full entry this year. ‘Lots of atmosphere, particularly in the front room with the wood-burning stove.’ Bedrooms are ‘comfortable and very reasonably priced’. Their names recall past vicars of St Mary’s church next door. All bedrooms have a Roberts radio, flat-screen TV, heated limestone bathroom floor, freestanding roll-top bath (two baths in the case of Noble, which occupies the entire top storey, under the eaves). Cooper has a four-poster bed built from reclaimed elm. Arthur Bridgeman Quin, ‘a great young chef with good ideas’, uses local, seasonal produce to pack a punch with such dishes as Cumbrian fillet steak, braised cheek, red wine jus, roast shallot, horseradish vinegar, creamed potato – and, from a separate veggie menu, caramelised carrot fondants, orange and cardamom sauce, baby leeks, sautéed potatoes. ‘He also does a mean rare roast beef with all the trimmings.’ Guests may ask to be woken with tea or coffee. (Stephanie Thompson and Keith Sutton, 
David Peel)

Map

The Punch Bowl Inn
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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