Most enjoyable stay, characterful country inn with fine dining. Staff friendly knowledgeable & helpful. Rooms well appointed with wonderful views.
Dinner was sublime fresh ingredients cooked with skill. The fillet steak with ox cheek & the sea bass deserving of a special mention as is the raspberry soufflé. Daju33 April 2018
Excellent - gets better!
Visited The Punchbowl and once again the food was excellent. The staff are superb, nothing is too much trouble. There have been changes to the menu but what super choices. This is our favourite place to dine in the Lake District. Phillbrook April 2018
The most beautiful soufflé(s) in the world. We visited on Easter Sunday and were blown away by the amazing service and incredible food. We were seated in a lovely room with a roaring fire and large leather sofa in the centre which was fantastic for when our baby daughter fancied a roam around. She was welcomed really warmly by all the wait staff which is always a lovely positive thing for us. The drive up to the Punch Bowl is stunning and once you're inside it just gets better. We had the most wonderful meal. The cheese soufflé really kicked things off nicely, followed by a beautiful nut-crusted chicken and then the banana soufflé (I know, I know, quite a lot of eggs were consumed...) which was the best dessert I think I've ever had. Absolutely magic. There were lovely little touches such as handmade butter pats along with the bread and chilli spiked olives and beautiful complimentary truffles with coffee. The atmosphere is warm yet relaxed and the wine list is outstanding. We loved it! EllieS.
Excellence as Standard. We have visited the Punchbowl many times and had the luxury of staying over for a couple of nights in the Noble Room, which is a very spacious suite, with 2 baths! Everything about the Punchbowl oozes genuine charm and hospitality. The staff are fantastic, the food delicious, the accommodation elegant and the overall atmosphere, Amazing. This place is not cheap....but soooooo worth it! Enjoy. March 2018
Sunday walk and lunch. A lovely 3 hour walk, finished with a great Sunday lunch. The gravy with the roast was amazing. In fact all the meals were great. Beef was very rare, but to my taste. The twice cooked soufflé starters were beyond amazing. Familypape. March 2018
Fantastic food and first class service ! Took my wife for a 2 day break for her birthday having only passed through for coffee previously whilst in the Lakes and had a wonderful time from start to finish. The service from all the staff was very attentive but not imposing and you could see they worked extremely well as a team whilst the food was absolutely wonderful so no wonder they win so many awards ! AllanWhiley February 2018
Excellent food and service. We had vouchers as a Christmas present, we have been before over the years, but last night was great. The food was excellent, we couldn't fault it and the service was impeccable. I would thoroughly recommend the Punchbowl. srennoldson February 2018
An absolute must! What a lovely place. We went to meet up with friends for an evening meal with our 2 boys (15 & 16). The food was just fantastic. Newie. 12 January 2018.
Loved our experience at Punchbowl. Great food and wonderful warmth on a cold winter's day! Well worth the drive (and flight from Australia)! Such a great example of the English pub. We were lucky to grab a walk-in booking but would thoroughly recommend making the booking if you know you are in the area. Janet Y. January 2018
Perfect in every way. Took my wife here for a treat we stayed for 1 night ,the scone for Afternoon tea was amazing? Mine was gluten free, the best gluten free scone I have ever had. We stayed in Noble suit.Wow,Wow,Wow. Alistair December 2017.
Delightful Lunch. Visited with friends again for lunch, this was our fourth visit and we have not been disappointed. Delicious food, very pleasant surroundings and attentive staff. Would highly recommend and will visit again. June D December 2017.
"Incredibly accommodating & really friendly staff". The food was exceptional & the atmosphere smart but relaxed. Highly recommend the cheese soufflé & blackberry soufflé. The steak wasn't bad either 😁 well worth a visit! Lucy D October 2017.
"Another Wonderful Stay". This was our third visit to the Punch Bowl and it always delivers fantastic service and food with exceptional staff. We stayed for two nights. We were too late for our cream team on the day we arrived, this was fine though, we could have it the following day and fresh coffee was brought to our room instead. Our dinner both nights was amazing, all cooked to perfection and the portion sizes are just right allowing you to enjoy your meal without feeling as though you've eaten too much. The staff here are always friendly and exceptionally good at what they do. You are made to feel welcome from the moment you arrive until you leave.
All in all, the Punch Bowl is a treat not to be missed. We will be back, just not to stay in Danson. SS September 2017.
"Best in Cumbria". Another return visit to The Punchbowl and possibly the best meal yet. Had the Pork Tenderloin & Shoulder, Confit Cabbage, Apple and Mustard Jus main which was just perfect. Delicious flavour and crispy sage leaves fantastic. For pud I chose the Salted Caramel, Ginger, Pear, Milk Ice Cream and Honeycomb. It was superb and such a lovely combination of flavours. Staff always helpful and service unobtrusive and efficient. 10 out of 10 from me! A very happy diner. Elvisarron September 2017.
"Fantastic, well worth it" We stayed for two nights in Hebblewhite and it was really lovely, a very nice room, very spacious and quiet. The pub has a lovely bar, great beers and the restaurant and food is magnificent. We enjoyed great wines with dinner and some good advice from the team. PBNE1888 August 2017
We found this special pub/small hotel via a newspaper review. It really lived up to the review I had read. Lovely spacious room with great shower and roll top bath. Relaxing furnishings. Excellent evening meal - soufflé was first class as was rest of meal and good choice of wine. Breakfast again very good served by lovely staff. Definite tick for a return visit. LoPont July 2017.
"Beautiful location, impeccable decor, and welcoming staff". June 2017. Brooke D
Whats not to like! A group of 10 - we stayed for 1 night and had dinner in the restaurant. The rooms are generous with great ensuite bathrooms. Lovely linens and toiletries. The staff are very helpful and pleasant. The free cream tea on arrival was a lovely touch. Our meal was fabulous and a reasonable price too. As we were a large party we were sat in private dining area with its own lounge area which meant we didn't have to worry about disturbing other guests. Sharon B. May 2017.
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