About Us

Situated on the borders of Lancashire, Cumbria and North Yorkshire, The Punch Bowl nestles in between three National Parks, The Forest of Bowland, The Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales. Perfect for walking, cycling or biking. The Punch Bowl is a country pub at the edge of a small village facing the River Wenning.

We have a range of Real Cask Ales, Premium Lagers and a selection of Wines, to be enjoyed by the glass or bottle. We serve predominantly British Fayre made from local, seasonal produce wherever possible.

fireWe have a REAL FIRE you can cosy up to on those chilly Winter evenings and a large BEER GARDEN at the rear with plenty of tables. We also have a few tables at the front of the pub (essential for those Bikers that don’t want to leave their ‘pride & joy’ unattended!)

Enjoy a meal in the Bar, Restaurant or Beer Garden (High Chairs & booster seats available for babies and toddlers.)

Our clientele is generally diverse, from locals coming in for a pint, or to play for our pool and darts teams, to tourists and locals looking for a light lunch or evening meal.

The CAR PARK is opposite the front of the pub

    CAMPSITE – NOW OPEN -adults only

Caravan & Camping approved site

Please note; due to the position of the entrance to the site we are only allowed to accommodate  Motorhomes and Tents.

MOTORHOMES – £10 per night

TENTS – £3.00 per person per night

EHU – £3.00 per night

DOGS welcome

We are also a member of BRITSTOP, which motorhome users will be familiar with.


Research suggests there has been a pub/alehouse on this site from late mediaeval times but part of the present building dates back to the 17th century. That’s all we know about the building at present but research is ongoing.


Low Bentham is a small village that is mentioned in the Doomsday Book. It is now, and seems to have always been, basically a farming community until silk weaving came to Low Bentham in the 18th Century. It is said that the fine silk woven in Low Bentham was used to make Queen Victoria’s underwear, and in homage to this, a sculpture of said bloomers were commissioned, and made by artist, Marjan Wouda are situated high in a tree opposite the Punch Bowl. It is part of a series of artworks which tell stories about the places along the ‘Way of the Roses’ Coast2Coast cycle route.

Opening Times

Tuesday – Sunday

12 noon – 12 midnight

(closed Mondays, except bank holidays)

Food Served

Tuesday – Friday

12noon - 2pm & 6pm - 8.30pm

Saturday - 12noon - 2pm & 6pm - 8.30pm

Sunday - 12noon - 8.30pm