Punchbowl Inn

Unnamed Road, AskhamPenrithCA10 2PFUnited Kingdom
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About Punchbowl Inn

Enjoying a peaceful rustic setting in the majestic Lake District National Park, the Punchbowl Inn is a pub and restaurant offering bed and breakfast accommodation at a whitewashed 18th century country inn with exposed beams in the Cumbrian village of Askham, near Penrith and the M6.

Cosy and colourful rooms all feature an en suite bathroom, flat-screen TV and tea and coffee provisions.

Facilities include a beer garden, free Wi-Fi and free parking on-site. There’s also a dogs-allowed policy.

A free cooked breakfast is provided for overnight guests. The relaxed bar and restaurant with traditional fires is open for lunch and dinner. Sunday roasts, time-honoured pub favourites and naughty but nice puddings plus vegetarian and children’s options are all on the menu.

Located opposite Askham Hall and Gardens, the Punchbowl Inn is about five miles from beautiful Ullswater. Lake Windermere – England’s largest natural lake – is about 50 minutes’ drive away.


Unnamed Road, Askham, Penrith, CA10 2PF, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1931)712443 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • A/C
  • Parking
  • Balcony / Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • TV / Entertainment
  • Hairdryer
  • Pool
  • Non-smoking rooms

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Car park
  • Conference rooms
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • PC with internet
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Wheelchair accessible

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Picture postcard village setting

Plenty of guests liked this property's village setting, often calling it peaceful and attractive. Motorists welcomed the proximity of the M6 motorway, about 15 minutes' drive away, and the ample free parking. Being within the Lake District National Park, the area surrounding this inn was a paradise for walkers, cyclists and climbers with beautiful and challenging terrain nearby. Visitors also loved being a short drive from scenic Ullswater, where they could take boat trips.

Friendly personnel and tasty breakfast

Reviewers often said they experienced a warm welcome from convivial and obliging hosts. Diners frequently said the cooked breakfast was tasty and enjoyed the food at the pub restaurant, which came in generous helpings. Many said there was a decent choice of dishes on the menu and friendly service to boot.

Praise for rooms

Many of the rooms were reportedly well-appointed, clean, homely and comfy. Guests noted that some benefited from pleasant village views. There was praise for the modern bathrooms and free Wi-Fi network.

Negative Reviews

Occasional doubts over value for money

Reviewers occasionally expressed doubts about whether their stays always represented good value for money. It was claimed by some critics that the food and rooms were a tad pricey for what they were.

Criticism of some aspects of certain rooms

Certain rooms were pretty small or had a tired feel with outdated decor, according to some critics. It was claimed some of the small shower cubicles would benefit from updating as would aging carpets. Cleanliness standards were occasionally criticized amid reports of rubbish leftover from previous occupants or untidy rooms.

Food service could be a drag

Diners sometimes reported that the food service had a tendency to slow down or become a bit chaotic at times during peak periods.

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