"A young couple in tweeds and muddy wellies walk into the Punch Bowl Inn with their Springer Spaniel, its feathery tail wagging a welcome. Its like a scene from P.G. Wodehouse or Dorothy Sayers come to life, and I feel like I am truly in an English country pub."
Joanne Sasvari, Canwest News April 2010
"Impressive wine lists, striking interiors, warm welcomes
or enchanting locations?
...only one pub can take the title"
The Michelin Guide
“The Michelin accolade “Pub of The Year” 2009; what is this year’s recipe for success? Take one attractive stone pub and place in a delightfully rural setting. Mix in characterful interior features and smart homely furnishings. Add a large spoonful of community spirit and a splash of homebrewed beer. Throw in some excellent local produce and great classical cooking. Top off with a generous handful of luxury accommodation. Et voila!”
The Michelin Guide 2009
“I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed my stay at The Punch Bowl Inn last week. Staff were delightful – friendly, cheerful, hard working and more than happy to help. Food was delicious, room comfortable and bathroom simply lovely. The Punch Bowl met all expectations (no mean feat given how very good your press is)”
Dawn Rotherham – guest August 2007
“I slipped into bed, with sheets so soft it was like slipping into a bath of double cream. I left the gingham blinds up because I like to woken by a view, and I was not disappointed the following morning, by the sight of green fields undulating towards the horizon, a swirling mist evaporating in the sun.”
Evening Standard Magazine
“To Jenny, Claire, Arron, Linsey, Sophie and all of the team at The Punch Bowl. Thank you doesn’t seem a big enough word to cover everything that you did to make our stay, and my birthday, so special. As always we had a fantastic stay – with such great food, wine, rooms and people, even the June hailstones couldn’t dampen out spirits.”
John & Jo McKenzie – guests June 2009
“This place is frankly a big fat show off! An award winning restaurant serving local produce; in room massage, facial, pedicure and manicure treatments; and topped off with bedrooms that make you want to round up all the local frogs and kiss them all individually just in case.”
The Sunday Times
“Thanks for making our wedding such a lovely day. The food was great and the staff were amazing. Everything was perfect and you all helped make our wedding day exactly how we wanted it.”
Karen & John Price – wedding couple May 2009