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

Ye Olde Punchbowl Inn Country Inn & Gardens

4.4
4.4
927 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 21 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 927 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

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  1. i

    ijmorri

    Shropshire

    47 reviews

    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just a mile or so from Bridgenorth. Very high standards of cuisine and service, including excellent AGA Carvery. Good car parking. Highly recommended
  2. AS

    AdamS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Absolutely amazing food! Would definitely recommend
  3. LE

    LouiseE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Excellent food and service. Will definitely be back x
  4. R

    Richard

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time and definitely not the last, what a little gem this place is. With its quintessential layout and decor, allowing for intimate peaceful gatherings it is perfect. We were having lunch on a weekday but the full carvery was at our service which had an excellent choice, the meat was so tender, it melted in the mouth. Followed by a gorgeous portion of old fashioned home made treacle sponge, none of this tiny portion heated in a microwave, this was a true pudding. Thank you we will be back.
  5. DH

    DavidH

    Herefordshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been to the Punchbowl many times and it NEVER disappoints. Very good value for a lovely carvery.
  6. DM

    DebraM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dine here on a regular basis. Food is second to none. Lovely staff and nice atmosphere. Highly recommended
  7. RJ

    RickJ

    Shropshire

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A special thanks to Mr Adam Giles and staff for making our evening at Ye Olde Punch Bowl such an exceptional one. The food was delicious and service was first class. We had a carvery with with a great selection of meats and fresh vegetables, finished off with delicious trifle desserts. It made our drive through fog and freezing conditions well worth while. Rick James
  8. s

    sandraj

    Shropshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    This is a lovely olde place to eat , nice country pub feel, ambience and cosy
  9. LH

    LorraineH

    Worcestershire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Our last visit March 2022 was fantastic, we always rated you as the best carvery. Unfortunately this time we were dissapointed, the roast potatoes were pale and dry, lacking freshness. It just wasn't the standard we expected or certainly been served before. Had to wait in the car when cold as we found you don't open the door until last minute the exact time our table was booked.
  10. JB

    JasonBreeze

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service from staff fantastic food carvery can honestly say best carvery by far that iv ever had and believe me I tried them all all fresh produce no frozen at all compliments to staff and chef highly recommend and will be definitely be back for Valentine’s nite 😊😊
  11. JW

    JoanneW

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food in a friendly establishment. I've been a few times now and the standards are always exceptional
  12. S

    Saleke

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We really enjoyed everything at the punch bowl food was lovely Waiting staff were friendly Only downfall was the guy serving the carvery was a little bit misrable could of smiled abit but overall a fantastic night out and will deffo be returning
  13. AS

    AlysonS

    Worcestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always The Punchbowl offers well cooked delicious food. Staff attentive but not overbearing. Pleasant surroundings and not over priced. Thank you everyone for a lovely lunch
  14. LH

    LeeH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and excellent service received. Carvery and dessert was outstanding.
  15. I

    Indie

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Food was good and the waitress was welcoming and very helpful in finding us a table away from the loudspeaker. Have eaten at Ye Olde Punchbowl Inn on many occasions and if its a Carvery you are looking for you should be reasonably satisfied with the food and service.
  16. s

    staceyb

    Shropshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Booked for myself and my husband for my birthday and it was lovely. Great food, brilliant service and a log fire- what more could you ask!
  17. JL

    JoanL

    Shropshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can't recommend the ye old Punchbowl enough excellent food
  18. KW

    KateW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    great quality food- could have one more person helping on the food counter to help move things along at busy times which is always! in need of a little up date inside perhaps but not to take character away. fantastic value overall
  19. F

    Funfamily

    Worcestershire

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food and a good choice. Friendly attentive staff. Only reason for not rating outstanding was that the only dessert we would have chosen was off the menu but that is only a minor comment, probably did my husband a favour saving him the calories!!
  20. h

    hayleyw

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely carvery will definitely be back great choice of meat and veg
  21. D

    Diggers

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food and excellent service with a smile .
  22. PB

    PhilipB

    Shropshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Same high quality as usual. The Three Tuns best bitter was particularly tasty today :-)
  23. F

    Familytogether

    Shropshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The meat was exceptional but choice of vegetables was not as good as usual. This may be because it was midweek and have limited diners. It is a lovely pub though.
  24. RJ

    RickJ

    Shropshire

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    We were quite excited to go back, for a decent meal but were disappointed once again with the vegetables, we should have complained but had company and didn’t want to make him feel uncomfortable. Meat was very tasty, but let down by the roast potatoes and lack of parsnips, the dauphinoise potatoes were swimming in oil.
  25. CR

    CharlotteR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never fails to impress. Lots of variety. Warm cosy atmosphere. Friendly accommodating staff. Best carvery around.
  26. VJ

    VeronicaJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Warm comfortable surroundings. Pleasant helpful staff, and as usual good food with plenty of choice. Value for money. Have used the Punchbowl for many years and will continue to do so.
  27. SG

    SophieG

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best carvery I’ve ever been to! I could eat here every single day and never get fed up if it! Lovely staff, always a pleasure coming here :) keep it up guys, you’re doing amazing xxx
  28. GR

    GaryR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pleasant evening. Good British food with good choice of beers and good service
  29. J

    Joeyo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual, everything was perfect. The staff were very friendly and attentive. The food was excellent quality and very reasonably priced. I had the most lovely afternoon enjoying the Christmas fayre menu with family. Every course was delicious. Thank you.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Shropshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Had yet another excellent carvery lunch today cannot fault the carvery food. Had the chocolate cip sponge which was a little bland unfortunately and there did not seem to be any chocolate in the sponge at all. But overall great lunch
  31. KW

    KarenW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Not happy with the service or the attitude of some of the staff. I don't think waiting staff should be stuffing yourdhire pudding then cake in her mouth whole out on the floor. Waiting male snatched my glass of gin off me when I asked him if he could remove the ice, I had ordered a gin without ice.
  32. S

    Socks3

    Worcestershire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Lovely carvery. No other menu option, would have been nice to know before hand. Den quite cold. Service was good. Music was quite loud.
  33. J

    Jooles

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Great choice of meats, interesting veg cooked beautifully, plus a choice a veggie mains - served in Christmasy country style, nooks & crannies - lovely lunch venue
  34. J

    Jude

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Went for a birthday lunch on Monday 19th Dec. Lovely country pub with roaring fire, very cosy. Beautiful old fashioned Christmas decorations. We had carvery which was fabulous, meat melted in your mouth, veggies all cooked lovely and a great selection. Desserts were fab too. Great value for home cooked food, and well definitely return.
  35. KP

    KarenP

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    Nowhere to have a drink before your table is ready. We were sat in a very large room which I guess is usually used for private functions. No real atmosphere u like the old pub we walked through. A very friendly chef at first carvery but the waiting staff where we sat were very slow. Very cold air coming from doors by bar. Would like to try it again but definitely not sit in large function room.
  36. S

    Sally

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    We weren't overly impressed.. The welcome was far from warm. Staff seemed disinterested... Noone serving at the carvery when we were sent up. Room was quite cold and food went cold very quickly.... Poor choose of desserts... Would not return back here.... They just seemed intent on pushing the customers through, no real service to speak of.
  37. l

    lily

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Very nice, clean and comfortable - nice food with very good choice of vegetables
  38. TU

    TrevorU

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as usual would recommend have been many times
  39. J

    Jaxf

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience5
    Absolutely loved the taste and chiice of food except it was only warm not really hot. We were eating at 12.30 so should have been hot at that time. I don't think the plates were hot enough as in the past they have been really very hot which helps to keep the food hotter so a little disappointing
  40. TB

    ThomasB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Firt time visiting the Punchbowl Inn, nice old building and very good choice of extras with the carvery!! I had lamb and a lovely slice of beef and added lots from the other choices available!! All covered in a good gravy!! Was very busy but flowed very well. Will call again.

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 927 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 21 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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