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Punch Bowl Inn

  • Off A5074 Map It
  • Crosthwaite
  • Fodor's Choice


  • Contemporary design
  • Relaxed atmosphere
  • Excellent food


  • A little way from the area's main sights

Fodor's Review

An outstanding inn and restaurant, the Punch Bowl is a stylish but down-to-earth retreat in the peaceful Lyth Valley, between Windermere and Kendal. The bright, airy bedrooms have high ceilings and lots of sturdy oak beams. Chic fabrics and wallpaper add some flair, and handsome tubs take pride of place in the wood-paneled bathrooms. Health and beauty treatments are available if you book in advance, and the breakfasts are famously good. Sleek and slate-floored, the bar serves fine real ales, and you can sample top-notch homemade and locally sourced dishes in the bright, contemporary restaurant. The pub also serves as the local post office, so you can even post a letter here.

Hotel Information


Off A5074, Crosthwaite, LA8 8HR, England

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Hotel Details:

  • 9 rooms
  • Rate includes: Breakfast

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