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The Punch Bowl, Warwick

1 The Butts
CV34 4SS

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Al Bundy left this review about The Punch Bowl

This pub was the most deserted pub during our Saturday afternoon crawl. Its not bad but is fairly mundane inside. The pool table is still here and so is the average beer selection. Still, the beer was nice enough and I see no reason to dissuade anyone from visiting.

On 16th July 2019 - rating: 6
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Thuck Phat left this review about The Punch Bowl

Large and impossible to miss if you've ever driven through Warwick, the Punch Bowl is a traditional and imposing boozer with a very dull, older refurbished interior.
The welcome was friendly enough and there was plenty of banter with the pool players heading to the table for a competition.
Beers on: North Yorkshire Pale Ale, Shardlow Cavendish Dark, Abbeydale Daily Bread, Oakham Dragon in Bavaria and Pheonix Spotland Gold. An uninspiring collection of lower strength beers.
Perhaps worth a look in to see what's on but Warwick has better beer.

On 15th May 2019 - rating: 6
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Punch Bowl

A prominant looking pub from the outside on a Y road junction,the interior is much more modest and decorated in a rather dull 90's style,essentially open plan but with different sections.To the far right is a pool table,while to the right of the bar there is a fireplace and some traditional seating.To the left side there is a raised seating area,but this will double up as a stage for Thursday night live music which starts at 9pm.We were in at 7.30pm but the middle aged rockers were tuning up even then and they wanted to do so with the dial on 11.
The 5 handpumps were delivering a mundane selection of real ale,no doubt drawn from a pubco. list with the best option on my trip seeming to be Noth Yorkshire Pale Ale (English IPA) which proved clear but spectacularly dull.
Despite a friendly welcome from the barman and customers,this pub lacked atmosphere and character.Not one of Warwicks finest but it does make the 2019 GBG.

On 8th April 2019 - rating: 6
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Punch Bowl

Thoroughly refurbished inn on the edge of the historic town centre; much opened-out and modernised inside (but still retaining a welcome real wood fire on a cold afternoon). Generally light decor and semi-traditional furniture. Five real ales available - Same Again (£3.20) and Grand Slam from Ramsbury, Abbeydale Daily Bread, Amber Ales Chocolate Orange Stout and Church Farm IPA - plus Rosie's Pig cider from the six handpumps.

On 7th February 2016 - rating: 7
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Quinno _ left this review about The Punch Bowl

Quite dim and perhaps gloomy inside (not helped by the choice of music). Bar opens out to areas either side, a massive long tartan fabric banquette to left with windows looking out to the greenery. To right are two areas, the lower tier has what looks like a real fire. Up a step behind is a seating area with another massive banquette. Occasional stained glass to take in, the bear and ragged staff glass door inlays are especially notable. Seemed like a friendly middle class bunch in here. Selection of papers to peruse, dart board available and live music on Thursdays. Six pumps at bar with five ales (Abbeydale Daily Bread, Partners Triple Hop, Vale Brill, Sambrooks Pale and Byatts XK Dark) and Thatchers Cheddar Valley Cider. Freedom lager and Budvar of interest on keg. I tried a half of the mild which was decent but a tadge too warm. Of note are that all ales are £2.50pp on Wednesdays. I’d be happy to pop in again but it didn’t quite have the wow factor I was expecting.

On 19th July 2015 - rating: 7
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john mcgraw left this review about The Punch Bowl

A warm welcome in this fairly large pub. A good selection of guest ales in good condition.

On 26th October 2014 - rating: 7
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Nick Davies left this review about The Punch Bowl

Local Camra pub of the year and it does make a decent fist of being a traditional ale house with a changing range of beers in good condition. Traditional pub grub menu. Welcoming and comfortable and one of the better choices in the centre of town.

On 25th October 2014 - rating: 7
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Danny O'Revey left this review about The Punch Bowl

Large welcoming old pub there is a good choice of seating areas, good beer and all round good pub

On 25th February 2014 - rating: 9
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Punch Bowl

We enjoyed our visit here as the staff and manageress were very welcoming and chatty. The pub changed hands earlier in the year, so they have restored the bar servery, opened up the fireplaces and reupholstered all the seating areas. There were five ales on the bar, I went for the Bryatts Coventry Bitter, which was superb. They also serve good food.

On 6th November 2013 - rating: 8
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Ga Andrews left this review about The Punch Bowl

The Punch Bowl
On first impression the outside looks like an old fashioned pub, in many ways it is, but you walk into a large bar area and several large seating areas. Its clean and presentable and had many interesting artefacts and usual local photos, bottles and porcelain. Its just a little bit worn and well loved, I guess tired looking in some places, but perfectly comfortable place to sit and enjoy the 4 real ales on offer. None of which we had seen before, and a great price at £1.65 a pint. We enjoyed Oakenwell Senior. The Bar lady was very welcoming and chatty. There was the noise of the local radio station on, which was annoying for us but quite understandably on due to it being so quiet, there were a few locals enjoying their pints.
Food menu looked like proper pub grub at a reasonable price.
Legend has it that beneath the floors, tunnels from the ancient priory lead to the former cells of Warwick old law courts.
Situated on a very busy main road, on the outskirts of the main city centre and next door to the Police station! This about an 18 minute walk uphill from the canal at bridge 50.
20th September 2010

On 27th September 2010 - rating: 7
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