New accolades, New Year & New adventures
We know lots of our subscribers think it's still too early to be talking about Christmas and New Year, but there's also lots of you who like to be organised and have already made your plans. If this is finally going to be the year you decide to let someone else do all the hard work, we've now only got three rooms left on our special 2-night Christmas package! Don't miss out!

Or once the Christmas chaos is over, why not bring in the New Year at The Punch Bowl with our slap-up celebratory New Year's Eve Dinner. Tables are still available and booking is essential.

Planning a 2024 wedding? Did you know you can have the Punch Bowl all to yourselves with our 'Exclusive Use' wedding package? With the gorgeous St Mary's Church right next door, there's no need for cars, just stroll down the pretty path to enjoy your traditional ceremony. Or for a more intimate service, Kendal Registry Office will conduct your ceremony inside the Punch Bowl. Take a peek at our new wedding video for more info.

"The perfect venue for our Winter wedding with cosy log fires, candlelights and woodland decorations. Couldn't fault anything from the amazing food to the friendly team and how brilliant Judith was in organising everything. It's also been a delight to get so many compliments on the venue from all our guests, from the 10-year-olds to the 90-something-year-olds!"  Holly & Josh

It's official - we're one of the UK's 'prettiest country pubs'!  

Well, who are we to argue?! Last month, a national holiday rental company analysed Instagram hashtag data for more than 200 country pubs across the UK. They recorded how many times each place had been described as 'beautiful' in reputable publications over the last two years and The Punch Bowl was in the Top 3! Here's a few of our prettiest photos in case you need convincing...
Local Events
Kendal Mountain Festival - 16th-19th November

The historic market town of Kendal, just over five miles from The Punch Bowl, is characterised by 'yards' (lanes or ginnels), dating back to the 18th century where you'll find lots of individual shops to explore. It's also - for one action-packed weekend in November - home of the UK's biggest adventure festival.

This year's Kendal Mountain Festival runs from Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th November and has a packed programme of events and speakers including celebrated British Olympian cyclist, Sir Bradley Wiggins taking to the stage with his son, Ben, the Junior Track Cycling World Champion. The Festival is renowned for premiering and screening some of the world's greatest outdoor feature films such as 'Touching The Void' and '14 Peaks: Nothing is Impossible' and being a launchpad for exciting new talent with its International Film Competition.

Special offers at The Punch Bowl
Bag a free night!

Our 'Late Availability' page on the website is also where you'll find our special offers. We've recently extended the dates for our hugely popular 'stay 3 nights for the price of 2' offer, so if you're thinking of a late autumn or early winter getaway to the Lakes, this could be the perfect time to bag a free night!

This is our favourite time of year at The Punch Bowl. The changing of the leaves mixed with the autumnal light emphasise the beauty of the landscape and there's no better time or place to enjoy a brisk autumn walk followed by a proper meal in a cosy Cumbrian pub.

All our room rates include a complimentary mouth-watering cream tea on arrival and a delicious full breakfast to set you up for the day.

Punch Bowl Blog

We update our blog on an (almost!) daily basis, so you can keep up to date with all the news, views, and 'who's who' at your favourite inn & restaurant until your next visit!

Continuing with the wedding theme, this week we were delighted to share a few photographs from David & Grace's recent wedding breakfast at The Punch Bowl. It was such a special day, and everyone at The Punch Bowl wishes this beautiful couple a lifetime of love, happiness, good health, and creating memories to cherish.

If you would like to share any of your own photographs from visits to The Punch Bowl or the surrounding area, we always love to hear from you via the email address below.

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