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Top 50 Best Pubs for the weekend - rated number 24

Times Newspaper - January 2011

Award - Cumbrian Inn of the Year

Good Hotel Guide 2010

"Pub of the year" Impressive wine lists, striking interiors, warm welcomes
or enchanting locations?
...only one pub can take the title

Michelin Pub Guide 2009

Hot off the Press

We are delighted to inform you that we have been awarded

"Cumbria Dining Pub of the year 2015"

in The Good Pub Guide 2015

Thank you to all our customers for your continued support.


The Weekend Telegraph has just voted us as their best weekend stay.

The Punch Bowl has been voted no.16 in the 20 best restaurants with rooms (The Times). You said "The Lakes' best pub for food"; "idyllic"

The Punch Bowl has just been included in the top 100 hotels in the Times travel section. We are no.6 in their 'posh pub' section. Thank you to all our Customers who support us throughout the year.

The present day Punch Bowl Inn is a luxury Lake District hotel which offers a unique blend of old and new, providing a relaxed mixture of excellent food, comfortable interiors, good beers and wines in a stunning rural location.

The Punch Bowl Inn is situated in the heart of the delightfully unspoilt Lyth Valley at Crosthwaite in Cumbria, alongside the Parish Church of St Mary's. We offer a classic, contemporary style, formal restaurant and a traditional pub menu in our bar with the same menu served throughout.

We are open all year round and each of our accommodation rooms are luxurious and individually furnished with hand-picked throws, flat screen TV's, spacious bathrooms with Bath House toiletries. Our rates include complimentary afternoon tea. Come and experience our luxury Lake District hotel accommodation.