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

Ye Olde Punchbowl Inn Country Inn & Gardens

4.5
4.5
1382 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 famous AGA Carvery. Proud to be the official first innovator of the AGA carvery. – so book a table now.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 10 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • 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
  • Area
    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
    Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan

What 1,382 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Shropshire

    Best Food

  • Shropshire

    Best Ambience

  • Shropshire

    Best Value

  • Shropshire

    Great for brunch

  • Shropshire

    Good for business meals

  • Shropshire

    Good for business meals

  • Shropshire

    Child-friendly

  • Shropshire

    Good for groups

  • Shropshire

    Healthy

  • Shropshire

    Good for special occasions

  • Shropshire

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Shropshire

    Most Booked

1,382 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every time I have visited the Punchbowl it has been amazing from the food to customer service and the atmosphere

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Three choices of meat (you could have all three) and lots of fresh vegetables. Excellent value.

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  3. TonyL

    Staffordshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very polite and helpful staff atmosphere was chilled food was beautiful puddings also very nice clean pub would recommend to anyone if you know the place or you don't you should go and try it we loved it overall fantastic pub.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food and a lovely meal out in a nice setting with our friends. Would definitely go there again.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    very reasonable price and generous portion size for the meals

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  6. KarenE

    Shropshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The carvery is extremely good value for money and very tasty. There is plenty of choice even for the fussy eater. The staff are helpful and friendly. Nothing is to much trouble. I would definitely recommend.

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  7. BrendanD

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Lovely food great service and reasonable price for what you get.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Love this place!! Good atmosphere with very friendly staff and great food!! Parking can be a challenge though, especially on a Sunday!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We've dined here a few times before, always having the carvery, and the food is always excellent. They offer gluten free stuffing, yorkshire puddings and gravy on the carvery so if you need gluten free you never feel short changed. Having coeliac disease it is crucial for me that I can trust that what I am served is gluten free and I have never had a problem here. The service is excellent and the staff are always welcoming and friendly. We went with friends this time and they said they would definitely return.

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  10. HayleyJ

    Shropshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love coming here for a carvery. Staff were polite and helpful, very quick service. Only down side was the carrots were hard and the chocolate sauce on the brownie wasn't nice but everything else was delicious 😋. The meat was amazing and my 7 yr old loves the beef. Place was spotless as always and cozy. Fireplace was a lovely touch.

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  11. YvonneB

    Shropshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very friendly staff food very good have been here loads of times for a Sunday carvery but always the for 12 as they run out of lamb and my husband loves it x

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  12. Debbie

    Shropshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Turkey was overcooked and very dry but Mike on the carving is always very helpful and polite

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  13. LeoB

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely relaxing family birthday meal, food beautiful as usual

    1 person found this helpful

  14. OpenTable Diner

    Staffordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely superb service and outstanding carvery! Thank you!

    1 person found this helpful

  15. ScottN

    Shropshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 April 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bar staff and waitresses was absolutely amazing always there for you.. We had one problem that put us off was the absolutely miserable rude person who was serving carvery...he had no people skills what so ever and he should not be at front off house..so therefore has put me off coming again.. I know we have off days same as me as I work as a paramedic for West Midlands ambulance service and people skills are the upmost Regards Scott

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  16. TimM

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another excellent carvey meal. Beautiful food as always.

    1 person found this helpful

  17. Bubble

    Shropshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice meat selection but roasts seemed pre- heated potentially from day before! A lot of waste for Gf. Specifically said ‘no stuffing’ but the bought it and a huge amount of gravy for one person. Friendly staff but a little slow in service to say it was quiet.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Liverpool

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good but just lacked something. Guy at the carvery could have been more friendly. Veggies were fresh (we had any early lunch) but cauliflower cheese and dauphinoise potatoes were sloppy. Guy rushing round the tables was excellent.

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  19. IanJ

    Shropshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best pub lunches for a long time. Very well presented and all food hot and tasty. Only slight negative was the food took 45 minutes to arrive. It was, however, excellent when it did come.

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  20. KevinB

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a late booking, and the roast potatoes were rather chewy, having been sitting on the hotplate for some time, but the choice of meats and range of vegetables were both excellent. The staff were friendly and helpful. The diners at an adjacent table were rather loud (no fault of the restaurant), hence the reduced marking for noise, but they fortunately left part-way through our meal. Overall, an enjoyable experience, and I'm sure we shall visit again.

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  21. NikkiT

    Exclusive

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food as always but slow drinks service and left handing around for the bill, had to ask 3 times but to be fair really busy.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Shropshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service friendly staff on all departments and such good value for excellent food

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  23. DavidB

    Shropshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely old pub, friendly staff, very clean and relaxing atmosphere, food very good, good parking space, Carvery good value, been going there for years on and off! 😊👍

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent carvery and service,will definitely return.

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  25. PaulM

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and drinks, very good atmosphere and just a great place to visit.

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  26. MarieM

    Shropshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really really lovely carvery. Perfect 10 out of 10. Waitresses were very welcoming and friendly. A really lovely place to eat. We will definitely be returning

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  27. AnthonyW

    Key West

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great carvery in a lovely country pub set in beautiful scenery. Great value for money & great food.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Shropshire

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Felt slightly packed in, our drinks were forgotten but all was forgiven as the food was amazing

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  29. Lloydy

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for a carvery lunch would definitely recommend.

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  30. AngelaW

    Shropshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice venue, good atmosphere, food and drink very good. Also friendly staff with good sense of humour 😁

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  31. PhilipP

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first visit, it will definitely not be our last. Everything worked from the moment we walked in to when we left. Staff were helpful and friendly, food was great.

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  32. RachelS

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    You must book because the restaurant was very full even for a Wednesday in February

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  33. PaulT

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great value for money, good selection of food as well as the carvery for lunchtime. Good service and lovely old fashioned atmosphere. Will definitely return

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  34. Mark

    Spain

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic food. Great selection and we were well looked after. Will be going again for sure!

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  35. YvonneB

    Shropshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall a lovely meal atmosphere good friendly staff just one thing we got there at 12 pm when they opened but when we went in there were people already sitting down eating so when we went to get our lunch they had run out of lamb so when we asked the chef said they only do 1 per sitting

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  36. MarekP

    Birmingham

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The joints of meat were left under the halogen lamps without any foil over them so the meat was very dry, especially the beef. This has become a trend lately and it's very unfortunate. Hopefully this will be remedied.

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  37. JasonM

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was our 1st time back since our wedding reception 25 years ago, the place is stunning, clean, outstanding food and very polite staff. We will definitely be returning. Thank you

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  38. SueH

    Shropshire

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The carvery was good but the restaurant seemed a little disorganised and the menu was extremely confusing and difficult to understand.

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  39. Jamesv

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food at a great price. Service excellent. Lovely cosy pub!

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  40. HilaryJ

    Shropshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We regularly eat at this pub and are never disappointed by their fantastic carvery. Staff are warm and welcoming and were helpful with getting one of our party in with her wheelchair.

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FAQs

Ye Olde Punchbowl Inn Country Inn & Gardens is rated 4.5 stars by 1382 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 10 times today
Google Map for Ye Olde Punchbowl Inn Country Inn & Gardens

Ludlow Road, Bridgnorth, Shropshire WV16 5NQ

Additional information

  • Area
    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
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • 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
    Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan
  • 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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