Punch Bowl Inn Cumbria

“Quaint 18th Century Inn, ideally situated in a Lake District village with sweeping valley views. Plush boutique styling throughout, rooms exude comfort and indulge in modern bathrooms. Popular lunch food for locals and great dinner menu. Good base for local exploring but a car is needed.”

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“Overlooking glorious Lyth Valley, this 18th-century inn perfectly combines old-world charm and contemporary elegance. All different, the bedrooms are romantic and traditional, though each has a flat screen TV and bathroom with under-floor heating and power shower, as well as deep roll-top bath. Superb local seasonal food is served in both the cosy bar and airy dining room. We also recommend its sister inn, the Drunken Duck at Barngate, Ambleside.”

Written by  Fiona Duncan

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"Head chef Scott Fairweather favours country classics like belly pork, fell-bred lamb, maple-glazed duck breast, partnered by earthy ingredients sourced from the local larder"

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The Punch Bowl Inn

"Subtle chintzes cohabit with contemporary silks and tweeds, Roberts radios with bold, slightly phallic flower arrangements, and in the bathrooms homely Arran Aromatics toiletries with mood lighting."

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THE PUNCH BOWL

"There are Roberts radios on the dressing tables, woollen throws on the beds and pops of colour from sage green to raspberry red."

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Facilities

Bar
Parking
Conference facilities
Wedding license
Fireplace
Good wine list
Library
Outdoor dining
Sit out on the sun terrace for lunch.
Free wifi
Garden
Pet friendly
Dogs allowed in the bar but no overnight stays.
Wifi
Four poster beds
Satellite / Cable TV
Sitting Room
Restaurant
Excellent gourmet pub grub.

Activities

Other Activities
Spend a relaxing afternoon in the fragrant garden admiring the honeysuckle and roses.
Cycling
Borrow a bike and head out to explore the mountains and lakes of the surrounding area.
Great walks
With something for every level of comitment, from full day hikes to an afternoon stroll.

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9 rooms from $139 per night

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Recommended for

Foodies
Chef Scott Fairweather never fails to impress, with local ingrediants and inventive combinations.
Active Holiday
Some of the best walking in the British Isles is right on your doorstep, be sure to bring your hiking boots!
Romantic Break
Ideal for a romantic weekend away, with his and hers tubs, candlelite dinners and sweeping views of the countryside.
Total relaxation

Activities

Other Activities
Spend a relaxing afternoon in the fragrant garden admiring the honeysuckle and roses.
Cycling
Borrow a bike and head out to explore the mountains and lakes of the surrounding area.
Great walks
With something for every level of comitment, from full day hikes to an afternoon stroll.

Other highlights

Less £
Quiet
Lively
Owner managed
Gourmet
Conference facilities
Remote
Views
Wedding license
House party feel
Good wine list
Full of character
Organic food
Free wifi
Romantic
Inn
Chic
Historic
Boutique
B+B
Artworks
Antiques
Pet friendly
Dogs allowed in the bar but no overnight stays.
Intimate
Four poster beds
Luxury
Charming
Contemporary
Traditional
Village
Quirky
Restaurant
Excellent gourmet pub grub.

Hotel size

9 rooms
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