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Ye Olde Punchbowl Inn Country Inn & Gardens, Bridgnorth, Shropshire

Ye Olde Punchbowl Inn Country Inn & Gardens

4.4
4.4
820 Reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub
Ye Olde Punchbowl Inn is certainly Ye Olde, even by the standards of British country pubs. The building has been there for at least 700 years – nobody knows exactly how long it has stood on what is now Ludlow Road – and has been a pub since 1740, serving the traveller, the public of Bridgnorth and all others who entered their doors. The menu now is classically British, with a full AGA carvery, a gastro menu and a full wine list that takes in the best of local ingredients. Reserve a table and gather up your whole crew for a meal that has stood the test of time.

Take a trip down Ludlow Road just outside Bridgnorth – south of Telford and east of Wolverhampton – and experience something that applies new methods to classically British cuisine and the infamous AGA Carvery. Proud to be the official first innovator of the AGA carvery. – so book a table now

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, Meat, British

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Sun 11:45 am–6:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    01746 763304

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jon & Adam

  • Catering

    Please note we welcome outdoor dining when our gardens are available. We guarantee the use of our gardens on Sunday to everybody. If we have an event on such as a wedding, these clients have paid exclusivity for this and you will be denied access should an event take place the day you intend to visit us. Please ring in advance to check garden availability, especially in the summer months! We do not offer table service outside. Any online reservations made all tables are assigned inside the venue, if you have a specific table or area you would like to sit, please ring direct, we cannot guarantee which table you will be assigned online as it is done automatically. If you have specific allergies that require attention in advance please ring and ask for our chefs who will be more than happy to discuss bespoke dishes with 72 hours notice. For any high risk airborne allergy suffer we advise not to consume what we have on offer as food is prepared on site in an open environment.

  • Private party facilities

    For private events, large parties, weddings, wakes, black tie dinner events, themed entertainment nights or any corporate event you must ring an events manager direct if any party exceeds 8 people. Our main function room can capacitate up to 200 people and has its own internal bar, private entrance and benefits exclusive private gardens with a large terrace, outdoor space and finally with a fully functional state of the art outdoor bar! During Covid-19 we must book all guests for HSE requirements for track and trace during this pandemic. We respectfully ask all guests adhere to our policies to create a safe dining experience for everyone and safe guarding our staff is very important to us as a company. SUNDAY SERVICE TABLE ALLOCATION The only day we use our large banqueting room is on Sunday lunchtimes if you would prefer to sit in a certain room you must book these time slots 12noon | 2pm | 4pm Bookings in OLD RESTAURANT AREA 1pm | 3pm Bookings in BANQUETING LARGE ROOM

  • Neighborhood

    Bridgnorth

  • Parking details

    Large carpark adjacent to to the venue and two disabled car parking spaces available. Carpark facilities are Free of Charge

  • Public transit

    We are a rural based country venue, walking is not advised as there are no public footpaths until to reach the main A roads. The easiest mode of transport is by car.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 820 people are saying

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Shropshire

    Best Value

  • Shropshire

    Good for Groups

  • Shropshire

    Great for Lunch

  • Shropshire

    Most Booked

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  1. S

    Susan

    Shropshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lovely ambiance, real fire was on which was great. Service as good as always. Only let down was the roasties and gravy were not quite as good as they usually are.
  2. SM

    ShirleyM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Food was good at the carvery and the chef cutting the meat was friendly and helpful. Apart from one female member of staff the service was extremely poor. No one asked if our meal was OK even though our table was passed by many times. It was a shame because we felt it did marr a nice meal
  3. DG

    DeanG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I've heard great things about the punchbowl from chums who have dined there in the past .wow what can I say utterly exquisite 10 out 10 cannot wait to dine there again...bravo
  4. RH

    RoyH

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Carvery is excellent value with 3 meats & wide choice of vegetables. Very friendly service.
  5. DP

    DebbieP

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Dinner cold Waitress was dirty stains on t shirt Chef was going to use the beef knife to cut the turkey!!! Place was cold Asked to bexseated at window and was going to be shoved up corner Dessert was stale
  6. B

    Beth

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Great choice on offer at the carvery, with 5 meats in total! All cooked perfectly and such great value!!
  7. JB

    JayneB

    Shropshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We opted for the carvery there was a good voice of meat and vegetables we both had turkey and beef which was delicious. I had the banoffee cheesecake which was also lovely. The service was good and the meal was great value for money.
  8. PD

    PeterD

    Shropshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice food. Good quality. Beef cooked well and a good portion . Good selection of vegetables. Could have been hotter. Baileys cheesecake excellent.
  9. S

    Suzy

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the place have been here so many times food always top quality. Staff friendly
  10. S

    scottS

    Birmingham

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience1
    No way is this carvery award winning . Food was bang average . To be told that the guy behind the counter could only give me 2 pigs in blankets and that is all he had left to serve the remaining customers , to the case that we struggled to slice the beef as it was to tough . Most of the food had been sitting there for a while and was not nice. Really let down as we were recommended the pub by a friend who had a good experience.
  11. DR

    DaisyR

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very helpful staff and lovely carvery. Good atmosphere
  12. PG

    PaulG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very warm welcome excellent standard s food outstanding, we came to the punch bowl a week ago for a wedding reception the whole day was brilliant will definitely go back 👍👍
  13. DO

    DONNAJ

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Not a lot of choice on the main menu, so opted for the carvery. Had to ask for meat with no fat/ gristle, only then was my meat ok. Not a lot of variety on the veg front. I remember having lovely meals here, but I was quite disappointed that it seems to have gone downhill and the service was slow. I can appreciate there maybe staff shortages, and they maybe struggling. I would have liked a chicken option on the main menu!! I would say to a friend that yes, I’ve had lovely meals here in the past, but at the moment , it doesn’t seem to be upto scratch!!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic place, superb food a must for carvery lovers
  15. RM

    RobertM

    Shropshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Staff are fantastic as usual could not do enough for you but some of the food was not up to their usual standard shame as its usual superb but we will go back again.
  16. D

    Dee28

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a really lovely Saturday lunch carvery. It wasn't too busy despite a wedding being held there. The food was really lovely quality and there was plenty of it, all looking to be fresh produce. The countryside around is really beautiful and I'd definitely go there again.
  17. JA

    JustADude

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, food excellent as always and Gluten-free options available. Recommended.
  18. B

    Booty

    Shropshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent Carvery, very good value. Staff superb, efficient, friendly and made us welcome. Very helpful in answering our questions about vegetarian options and childrens menu. Would recommend and we will be returning soon. Thanks to all.
  19. L

    Laley

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and friendly staff I(left my coat and they kindly agreed to post it back to me.)
  20. NI

    NICKJ

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for the carvery and we’re not disappointed! The staff were extremely helpful and friendly. The food was incredible - one of the best cavery experiences that we’ve ever had. Would certainly recommend a visit.
  21. DR

    DeniseR

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The best local roast by a country mile! Always stacks of fresh, properly cooked veg, fluffy and unlimited quantities of Yorkshire puds (unlike other establishments) and perfectly cooked meat selection. They are never tight with portions either. This visit, I was a tad disappointed by the Baileys cheesecake. I’ve had it several times before and it was glorious… this time I’m pretty sure they forgot the Baileys? It takes like Philadelphia cheese. But was ice cream is top notch. Book in advance; you won’t regret it. Weekdays are even better than the busy weekends.
  22. LP

    LouiseP

    Shropshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We were confused as price advertised was a price for one course/ 2 course or 3 courses. No one offered us a selection of starters or puddings but were charged for the 3 courses. Seems unsatisfactory and unfair. The beef was chewy and no descriptions on vegetable selections or any member of staff to say what they were. I knew most of them from guessing, So I could tell my son. The stuffing mixture was gorgeous. I did question why we were being charged for 3 courses when we had only had one course. The staff member could only say “ set price on a Sunday”. That’s no explanation. So I asked again with same reply. Can someone explain this to me please?
  23. WP

    WendyP

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bit of a mix up with table at first but the seating area for the 3pm sitting was fantastic and much better for space for the wheelchair user. We all really enjoyed our meal. Staff were excellent and we'll definitely go for that room again
  24. JW

    JulieW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Requested gluten free and it was not a problem for them
  25. J

    Jann

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Amazing carvery. Great value for money. Lovely gardens outside
  26. RJ

    RickJ

    Shropshire

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    We were really looking forward to our meal out for our anniversary. But we first noticed that the service was lacking there seemed to be a lack of interest and not up to the usual standard that we were used to in this establishment. Then when we got our meal, the roast vegetables were dried out. But we still thought it was fine but disappointing because it is normally excellent, and is worth the journey to get here. But we will come again, as we know this is a “One Off”.
  27. AM

    AnnM

    Shropshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Thoroughly enjoyed Sunday lunch. Will definitely go again.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our 3rd year wedding Anniversary and nothing has changed since we got married here. Still the most beautiful place to look at… the best food ever and the service is second to none. Thankyou for making our evening one to remember. This place is the best wedding venue. The staff watch your body language and realize if you need anything before you even know yourself. So attentive to every need of disabled guests. And most of all listened to what we wanted our day to be like. It was the most special day ever and will always remain our little piece of heaven. Thankyou to all he team. Xxxx
  29. NM

    NicolaM

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely meal, piping hot food and plates. Ideal table that was given to us, quiet and not far from the carvery. All my favourites on the carvery, stuffing just how I like it, 4 different types of potato dish. Pleasant staff in what was an exceedingly hot day. Brilliant
  30. MJ

    MarieJ

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful old building lovely gardens and rounded off with a great carvary 5 star
  31. MG

    MartinG

    Shropshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was of the highest quality. Service was a little slow at the start but the quality of the food made up for it. Experience only spoiled by other diners next to us. Phones constantly going off and talking very loud. Also rude to the staff. The place came recommended by a family member and I wasn’t disappointed overall
  32. K

    Kayzee

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Fabulous garden, stylish interior. Good food and really helpful staff. Had a lovely lunch
  33. AS

    AlanS

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Got there right on time ,greeting was very nice and made to feel welcome.Showen to our table ask if we would like some drinks and would we like a menu or did we want the carvery.We both had a carvery,we decided on the three meats beef,pork and turkey.The amount of the portion of meat where very good,then onto the vegetables fantastic choice and of course the Yorkshire pud.Got back to our drinks on the table.great
  34. W

    Wolves

    Birmingham

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice has always. Well recommended, Food, Service a pleasant staff.
  35. ES

    EmmaS

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food as always and staff are just lovely!
  36. LH

    LizH

    Shropshire

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    We were disappointed with the limited menu having been here pre Covid. I opted for fish &chips but the batter was not cooked. The carvery meats were good but vegetables poor and out of season.☹️
  37. DR

    DianaR

    Shropshire

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything fine as always
  38. GO

    GenevieveO

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    As always excellent value for money with lovely choice. Sorry I can’t award 5 points for carvery today as food could have been hotter, probably due to function room carvery being used last minute when main carvery counter received emergency maintenance. Friendly staff explained the situation and it didn’t really spoil our enjoyment - we’ll be back.
  39. P

    Punchbowlinnlover

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow. Just wow! I absolutely love the place! Been a couple of times now & I had to bring family the most recent time! Chris on the hot plate made THE BEST crackling I’ve ever tasted! I love the whole place, it’s soo beautiful. All the staff are friendly & accommodating, food is unreal, the view out the back is stunning. An all round gorgeous place! Can’t wait to come back again😍
  40. AH

    AnnetteH

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the easy way to book to the exceptional food and service we had the best Anniversary, Thank you to Courtney who greeted us with a smile and nothing was too much trouble for her throughout our meal. We highly recommend the Ye Olde Punchbowl and will defiantly be coming back for more meals.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Ye Olde Punchbowl Inn Country Inn & Gardens is rated 4.4 stars by 820 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today
Google Map for Ye Olde Punchbowl Inn Country Inn & Gardens

Ludlow Road, Bridgnorth, Shropshire WV16 5NQ

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Bridgnorth

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Sun 11:45 am–6:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, Meat, British

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Large carpark adjacent to to the venue and two disabled car parking spaces available. Carpark facilities are Free of Charge

  • Public transit

    We are a rural based country venue, walking is not advised as there are no public footpaths until to reach the main A roads. The easiest mode of transport is by car.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jon & Adam

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    01746 763304

  • Catering

    Please note we welcome outdoor dining when our gardens are available. We guarantee the use of our gardens on Sunday to everybody. If we have an event on such as a wedding, these clients have paid exclusivity for this and you will be denied access should an event take place the day you intend to visit us. Please ring in advance to check garden availability, especially in the summer months! We do not offer table service outside. Any online reservations made all tables are assigned inside the venue, if you have a specific table or area you would like to sit, please ring direct, we cannot guarantee which table you will be assigned online as it is done automatically. If you have specific allergies that require attention in advance please ring and ask for our chefs who will be more than happy to discuss bespoke dishes with 72 hours notice. For any high risk airborne allergy suffer we advise not to consume what we have on offer as food is prepared on site in an open environment.

  • Private party facilities

    For private events, large parties, weddings, wakes, black tie dinner events, themed entertainment nights or any corporate event you must ring an events manager direct if any party exceeds 8 people. Our main function room can capacitate up to 200 people and has its own internal bar, private entrance and benefits exclusive private gardens with a large terrace, outdoor space and finally with a fully functional state of the art outdoor bar! During Covid-19 we must book all guests for HSE requirements for track and trace during this pandemic. We respectfully ask all guests adhere to our policies to create a safe dining experience for everyone and safe guarding our staff is very important to us as a company. SUNDAY SERVICE TABLE ALLOCATION The only day we use our large banqueting room is on Sunday lunchtimes if you would prefer to sit in a certain room you must book these time slots 12noon | 2pm | 4pm Bookings in OLD RESTAURANT AREA 1pm | 3pm Bookings in BANQUETING LARGE ROOM

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