Following a £750,000 renovation, a 17th Century farmhouse in the Lake District village of Crosthwaite has opened as The Punchbowl Inn and Restaurant. The venue is owned by Paul Spencer, owner of Ambleside’s Drunken Duck, and his partners Steph Barton, Paul Spencer, Richard Rose and Amanda Robinson. It is managed by Stephen Carruthers. The Punchbowl features a 35-cover modern restaurant, nine individually designed bedrooms and two pub bars, which also serve food.

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