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The Punch Bowl Inn, Kendal

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Crosthwaite
Crosthwaite
Postal town: Kendal
LA8 8HR
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Will Larter left this review about The Punch Bowl Inn

The grey paint screams "gastro-pub" at you even before you cross the threshold and find the barman addressing you as "sir". It's very smart inside, with nice furniture everywhere, but every table you see is giving you that gentle nudge that says they would rather you order something to eat than just a half of bitter before you slope off into a corner to write a review for a well-known pubs website.

Pride of place is given to recent awards from Cumbria Life magazine - Dining Pub and Young Chef of 2013, and everywhere you look suggests quality. The beer choice is good, with three local breweries represented: Consiston Old Man, Barngates Cracker and Winster Old School. I had the latter, which was not up to much, I'm afraid; the barman had several extra opportunities to "sir" me as he struggled to get the over-frothy beer into the glass, and after all that it was nothing like as good as the same beer in its home at the Brown Horse just up the valley. I didn't hear anyone complaining about the food, though, so if that's your thing, off you go.

On 2nd July 2013 - rating: 4
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Will Larter
Burneside (Cumbria), 5.62 miles, 1 hr 48 min walk (show)
Kendal, 5.96 miles, 1 hr 55 min walk (show)
Staveley, 6.21 miles, 1 hr 59 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Punch Bowl Inn, Crosthwaite
11th Jul 2013, 18:47
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2nd Jul 2013, 22:47
Review submitted by Will Larter amended by Will Larter

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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 26 June 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 26 June 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 26 June 2019 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - Discount amount not stated by Westmorland CAMRA - last updated 26 June 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 26 June 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 26 June 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 26 June 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 26 June 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 26 June 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 26 June 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 26 June 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 26 June 2019 by ROB Camra
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