The Punch Bowl Inn

4.4
129 reviews
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  • Lunch
  • Cosy
  • Sunday Lunch
The Punch Bowl Inn is a traditional village inn located in the heart of Marton-cum-Grafton, near Boroughbridge. It is open 7 days a week for lunch, dinner and drinks. We specialise in bringing our guests high quality food and drink with friendly service in comfortable and relaxed surroundings. We are proud to boast a fabulous bar and tap room with five further areas each with their own roaring log fires, creating a pub of great individuality and character. The classic British menu uses only the best produce available from carefully selected local suppliers.
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Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food in great location

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KC
Yorkshire
16 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wednesday night was a Steak night, which was good value as we got two steaks and a bottle of house wine foe £29.95

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KB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful food! So tasty, excellent presentation, catered for me being gluten free, fabulous service and lovely wine. Third time we have been and definitely,not the last!

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NW
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed the steak night very much. Will no doubt visit again.

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PJ
Leicestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, reasonably priced. Welcome was friendly and we weren't rushed.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very nice food and attentive and friendly staff. Will definitely return.

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MG
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

As three friends, we meet fairly frequently at the Punch Bowl where we enjoy drinks and a meal.
The food is always beautifully cooked and presented with staff being friendly and attentive; however, the recent menu change didn’t fill us with as much enthusiasm as usual. Two of us were looking for delicious salads although the food we chose was delicious.

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AJ
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly efficient service with delicious food, and great ambiance.

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m
Berkshire
8 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had a great evening out at The Punch Bowl last Saturday night. We were sat in a snug little corner, enjoyed each others company. The staff were all great. The food came out in a timely manner and was all piping hot. The food was not "exceptional" this time, but we still enjoyed it.
Looking forward to coming on Easter Sunday with family.

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HB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can't believe I haven't found this pub before now - will definitely be back! Great surroundings, lovely atmosphere, friendly, helpful and efficient staff and delicious food! Thank you for a lovely evening.

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OT
London
13 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

On the day Sunday lunch booking. We tend to eat outside usual peak times so easily found a table at 4pm and we’re located in a great sport within a warm, friendly and atmospheric pub. Food, service and reception were exceptional. Definitely will be a stable part of our Sunday lunch circuit. Will try others within their specialist group too.

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JC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Not to our liking at all. Tables too close together and no relaxing atmosphere at all. Won't be revisiting

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AR
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very friendly welcome and the staff were very attentive in all aspects of the evening. The food was excellent along with a bottle of the house red.

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PW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

There were six in our party. Three people had burgers and were very happy. the other three had the fish linguine and were disappointed. The amount of fish was minimal and the sauce thin and tasteless.

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EH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great pub. Worth the trip! Delicious, homey, a real warm welcoming village pub with a great wine list and prices lower than I would have expected because it is GREAT!

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MC
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Steak night, great value for money and quality food. Definitely will return again and again.

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CJ
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good on all counts. It was very quiet with only one other table occupied in the dining room. However our lunch was lovely and staff very attentive and friendly. This pub is worth a visit in summer, as they have outdoor tables in the lovely garden courtyard. Good menu and good service.

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K
Yorkshire
11 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go to the punch bowl for all sorts of occasions from get togethers with friends, everyday and special occasions. Always great food and service.

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G
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service very friendly fab food pheasant dish delish ,steaks wonderful and red wine recommendation perfect. Will be back

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JH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening with friends, All the staff were spot on !

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DR
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Food and service very good, however my seat was next to an extremely cold draughty window which spoiled the occasion for me. We did not request another table as our party included elderly relatives and we were there to celebrate a birthday and I did not want to disrupt everyone. However I will not accept that table again on future visits.

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AF
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place, always a lovely meal and the best Sticky Toffee Pudding anywhere!

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T
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service and staff could not have tried harder to look after you. Food was great with a varied menu.

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RC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

From the moment we entered the Inn the staff were polite and attentive throughout the evening. The food was nicely presented and enjoyable and we will return again in the near future

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OT
Central Coast
22 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all around, we will be back!

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SR
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Pleasant surroundings, warm and cosy, attentive staff and welcoming . Like the steak nights and sunday lunches our favourite Pub right know and we have met some really nice customers to chat too . highly recommend

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JM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely food and friendly service.
Would definitely go again

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N
Cornwall
3 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

We have been there many times and had an enjoyable meal. This time however, the food was mediocre, very disappointing. My fresh fish was poor, and did not taste or look fresh and the vegetables were hard. The bread they served with the starter was stale. Shame.
The staff were great, very friendly and efficient.
We would go back but I do hope they can sharpen up their food.

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MT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Punch Bowl was a real find. Yards from our overnight accomodation. The ambience was immediate, staff warm welcoming and friendly, great attention to detail but not overbearing. Menu was inviting each of our selected dishes was fantastic. Succulent fresh tasty produce cooked to perfection. Great value too. Cairan despite his football allegiances was great fun. He has taught the staff how to create a perfect Irish coffee! Would thoroughly recommend the Punch Bowl. Next time we are visiting the area we will eat here.

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SR
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always enjoy a visit to the Punchbowl, and enjoy lovely well cooked food. Made more enjoyable
by the pleasant staff ,who are always smiley and make you feel welcome. Enjoy having a chat
with the locals who seem to be a very friendly bunch, not surprising when you live in this village.
Might have to relocate here.

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EL
London
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The best Sunday Lunch we've had in recent years. Lovely, attentive staff and a very friendly atmosphere. This is our new 'go to' restaurant. Highly recommended.

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MG
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb meal with friends. Staff extremely helpful, friendly, diligent and fun

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M
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our first time at The Punch Bowl was a very good experience. A very good welcome on arrival - the day was windy and rainy and our coats and umbrellas were taken from us immediately, and put safely away. The Maitre d was friendly, professional and good fun which made us feel relaxed. It was a Sunday so the usual roasts were on offer as well as other dishes, so every taste was catered for, and we all opted for traditional roast which were delicious - the starters and desserts were also delicious

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RL
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We regularly attend "Steak Night" on Wednesdays & think they represent excellent value for money.
The service & food is normally excellent but on this occasion neither were up to the usual standard. Trying to order two gin & tonics was a struggle as the waitress provided incorrect information on the brands of gin available. She then served one gin & one vodka.
The steaks are normally cooked exactly as ordered but on this occasion they were overdone.

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AH
London
5 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been many times and the Punch Bowl never fails. Excellent food, fantastic service always a warm welcome and great cocktails by Cieran. This is the reason it has won so many awards.

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KH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food very average. Veg undercooked. Service indifferent.

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LB
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Busy Sat evening but we had a quiet little table, quite intimate - just what we wanted. The staff were very welcoming from the moment we walked in and this continued throughout the evening. TBH, the staff made it a great night. Sophie was our man waitress and she frequently checked we had everything we wanted, had a little chat with us and looked after us really well! The food arrived in good time and it was a tasty meal - good portions which meant there wasn’t room for dessert, although they did look yummy! I’d certainly recommend this place; good venue, tasty food and great staff!

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JC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

We have been a number of times before and have enjoyed the experience. As it was my wife's birthday we drove the fair distance (from East to North Yorkshire) to get there. I should point out there are other places much closer to us. Service was, unfortunately, virtually non existent. We were shown the wine list but it was that bad, I had to go to the bar for a bottle myself. The next table had their own issues, although I won't comment on those, even though we struck up a conversation on the subject. The manager came to see us and offered a discount on some of the drinks and money off our next visit. As I've mentioned we will go back but it has to re-prove itself!

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OR
London
5 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent Sunday Dinner

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P
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have to say I have eaten at many pubs in the area and always want to give this one a try, we only live a few miles down the road and will definitely be back.
I dare to say this could be the best overall pub in Yorkshire. Good beer great selection of French wines and excellent food.
I will recommend to anybody who will listen.
Thanks again and see you next weekend.

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