A Word from the Owners
“I’m easily satisfied with the very best”
In our opinion truer words have never been spoken and we pride ourselves on constantly striving for that perfection.
We realise there are many good places to go out and eat, and understand that there is a combination of factors that all need to come together in order for you to enjoy your experience.
For us, when we go out to eat, it’s the combination of three main factors that make our experience enjoyable. These three things are quality of the food, the service, and the ambience. If one of these is missing then the experience suffers as a result.
We understand how vitally important it is to get all three spot on and make it our mission to do so and be the best around.
We look forward to welcoming you to The Punchbowl.
Adrian & Tanya
The History of The Punchbowl
The Punchbowl as it stands now is a modern gastro pub rebuilt in 1993 following a fire. The first records of the original building date back to the 1800s, when it was registered as a butchers shop run by William Healstone. At this time, the small house opposite on the crossroads had become a beer house called The Cherry Trees. By 1851, the butchers shop was owned by the Hammond family who opened it as a beer house 10 years later as The Cherry Trees closed and transferred their license over to what became The Punchbowl.
And so it all began! Since these early days, the pub has gone through many phases. It became famous for its function room full of scantily clad women and a notable music venue in the 60s and 70s, once hosting Pink Floyd in May of 1968.
With the recent investment into the pub, which now houses a new function room and 11 B&B rooms in addition to the bar and restaurant, a new chapter of history is being written for The Punchbowl.