The Punchbowl Inn, Askham
“18th-century former farmhouse in a beautiful village setting” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
An idyllic Lakeland village is the setting for The Punchbowl Inn, which retains much of its original character, with low oak beams and stone floors. The restaurant to the rear is more contemporary but just as comfortable. The food is noteworthy, and the bar boasts several local real ales and an open fire.
Facilities – at a glance
- Rooms 6
- Children welcome
- High chairs
- Children's portions or menu
- Free TV
- Lounge with TV
- Open all year
- Dinner Served
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About the area
Cumbria's rugged yet beautiful landscape is best known for the Lake District National Park that sits within its boundaries. It’s famous for Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake, and Derwent Water, ‘Queen of the English Lakes'. This beautiful countryside once inspired William Wordsworth and his home, Dove Cottage, in Grasmere is a popular museum. Another place of literary pilgrimage is Hill Top, home of Beatrix Potter, located near Windermere. Tom Kitten, Samuel Whiskers and Jemima Puddleduck were all created here.
Much of Cumbria is often overlooked in favour of the Lake Distirct. In the south, the Lune Valley remains as lovely as it was when Turner painted it. The coast is also a secret gem. With its wide cobbled streets, spacious green and views of the Solway Firth, Silloth is a fine Victorian seaside resort. Other towns along this coastline include Whitehaven, Workington and Maryport. Carlisle is well worth a look – once a Roman camp, its red-brick cathedral dates back to the early 12th century and its 11th-century castle was built by William Rufus.
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