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

Ye Olde Punchbowl Inn Country Inn & Gardens

4.4
4.4
790 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

11:00 PM


Booked 5 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

What 790 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Shropshire

    Best Value

  • Shropshire

    Good for Groups

  • Shropshire

    Great for Lunch

  • Shropshire

    Most Booked

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  1. MG

    MartinG

    Shropshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    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
  2. K

    Kayzee

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

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

    AlanS

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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
  4. W

    Wolves

    Birmingham

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

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

    EmmaS

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

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

    LizH

    Shropshire

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    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.☹️
  7. DR

    DianaR

    Shropshire

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything fine as always
  8. GO

    GenevieveO

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    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.
  9. 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😍
  10. 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.
  11. DT

    DianaT

    Shropshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Meal was lovely very slow with staff and their was no air it was very hot
  12. DG

    DanniiG

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Hotel and room was absolutely amazing!!! Food was great first night not so good second night. The team and service was 100% Would recommend and definitely go back!
  13. DB

    DavidB

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the moment you approach the entrance surrounded by magnificent planters full of flowers and the Shropshire scenery you are entering a great establishment. The waiting on Staff are friendly, helpful and proficient guiding you to your table and taking your order. The carvery is up to its usual first class standard with a multitude of vegetables to accompany the selection of meats. The Punchbowl is difficult to beat for quality and value for money. Here’s to the next time!
  14. J

    Jane

    Shropshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Private dining for us yesterday - fabulous as always.
  15. HM

    HilaryM

    Shropshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Had Sunday lunch there. The carvery has lots of choice. Excellent value, prices are very reasonable. Staff pleasant. Everywhere was lovely and clean. Will be returning.
  16. PN

    PaulN

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    A good choice of food well set out, friendly staff. Will visit again.
  17. GD

    GillianD

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Those of us who had the beef all agreed it wasn’t the best, that said I understand that with beef you can never tell if it’s going to be good or not, it certainly would not stop me going back again
  18. LB

    LindaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Eat here several times throughout the year as good place to meet friends who live in Wolverhampton. I live near Craven Arms. Food, staff, welcome always excellent. Refurbishment has taken place in area such as ladies toilet, excellent. Never found any fault.
  19. AM

    AndrewM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time visit recommended by a friend and it was a fantastic experience . Stunning place great service and great carvery . We went in the week so will be trying the Sunday carvery soon. !
  20. D

    Disappointed

    Shropshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Frozen burger bun, rock hard couldn't eat it. Tomato sauce seemed to have been frozen before hand... Unusual texture. Onion rings and burger over cooked ... Some too crispy to bite. Did not make formal complaint as chef seemed too intimidating. For that reason I did not order my second part of my meal deal. Never not been able to finish my food before. Very disappointed as it was a special event for us too. Our waiter and waitress were very pleasant.
  21. D

    Daisy

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely carvery but didnt realise that was all that was avaible till we arrived
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Worcestershire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Was a little bit disappointed as this I'd my first return visit since covid, food was average and beef was like old leather, won't be in a rush to return
  23. SW

    SarahW

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food and beautiful place, staff were outstanding
  24. JE

    JaneE

    Birmingham

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Whether it was because it was a Sunday, the meat was tough, parsnips and roast potatoes overcooked and hard, cauliflower cheese tasted off and service poor, waited ages to pay the bill. This is a shame because it used to be our go to place for a carvery but the quality has deteriorated since our last visit. Maybe they have changed chefs or cater for the masses on a Sunday
  25. NR

    NeilR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    ALWAYS a warm welcome, very personable service, locally sourced produce, including the Ale!! Great value too, highly recommended!
  26. JC

    JohnC

    Shropshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Very good. A bit claustrophobic if you are tall. Will certainly recommend.
  27. J

    Jess

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    5 of us came for a 12pm carvery on Sunday, the staff did amazing to work in such warm weather and especially the carvery chef. Unfortunately our table was in the 5'9 den and there was no airflow, there was about 10 of us in there with hot food in a small hot room which made us all feel really uncomfortable so we did feel the need to hurry up and rush our food just so we could get back in the car with the air con. Food was nice but not as great as it has been previously, garlic potatoes were dry (no creamy sauce), carrots were undercooked but the parsnips were burnt and rock hard. All meats were very very nice though.
  28. SM

    SueM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been to The Punchbowl many times, we absolutely love it! They never disappoint you, the staff are always friendly and welcoming, the food is awesome, try it! You will definitely want to return.
  29. MP

    MichaelP

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Had early evening menu which is good value. My friends who had not visited before were most impressed.
  30. V

    Vickyf

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place will definitely be booking again to go back.
  31. S

    Shelley

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I wouldn't out children near the service bells. My daughter jumped and spilt all her drink down her abd over her meal
  32. M

    Mandy

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was lovely. 5 choices of meat. All veg and potatoes were fresh and hot Will be seeing you soon
  33. SS

    SusanS

    Bath

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great carvery (although cauliflower cheese was hard), the rest was really tasty and very reasonable. A bit noisy as there was a party on in the function room which seemed to get louder as the evening went on. Overall very good value for money.😊
  34. DD

    DawnD

    Warwickshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Excellent food and really good value for money. The majority of the staff were brilliant, one seemed as if they couldn’t be bothered! Will definitely return
  35. BP

    BeverleyP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Come to the punchbowl often. It's my favourite place for a carvery. You will not get better anywhere. Staff are friendly and accommodating and food is of the highest quality. Sorry to say on my visit yesterday I was disappointed as I had turkey. The turkey was smoked and no-one informed us of this. I hate smoked food of any kind and I must say it completely spoilt my meal. I did inform staff who apologized but obviously by then it was too late. I will return but I was disappointed
  36. LC

    LouiseC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Friendly staff . Very nice Carvery and really enjoyed the pudding
  37. RS

    RobS

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This visit was like many of the ones before, the food, the staff, the service and the venue were absolutely fantastic, although the food on this visit very special as there was lamb on the carvery, very nice. Thank you look forward to our next visit.
  38. J

    Joey

    Shropshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Heard good reviews so decided to treat ourselves ,carvery was not as good as advertised unfortunately all vegetables were rock hard ,the beef was very grisly, the desert was fantastic best cheesecake I have eaten for a while . The staff were both friendly ,helpful and went above and beyond well done girls brilliant.
  39. NS

    NigelS

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely beautiful carvery, lots of choice of veg, meat was plentiful and tender, and dessert was delicious, topped off with lovely cocktails...Great value, great staff and would highly recommend
  40. SA

    SALLYT

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    We normally go in the week and sit in the pub, atmosphere is always really calm and nice. This time we went on a Sunday and sat in the function room on big round tables, not really dining tables. Very noisy as such a big open room and not a nice atmosphere to eat in. Will go again in the week but wouldn’t bother on a Sunday. Food as always was excellent & service good

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 790 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 5 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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