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Welcome to the Punchbowl at Barrows Green

Recent Landlords at the Punchbowl

Pre 1956 Reed

1956 Bob Wappett

1979 Mook

1982 Collaby

1989 Bob & Christine Rudd

1991 Paul

1991-2 ?

1992 Ian Mahone

1996 Harold & Linda Dutton

1999 David & Lisa

2000 Christine Martland

2000 David

2001 Ann Leader

The Barrows Green Pub derives its name from the Barrows or burial grounds in the surrounding area. It lies on the main A65 road going  into Kendal 3.5 miles to the North, and down to Gatebeck and Endmoor in the South. Surrounding areas or villages are know as Sedgwick, Stainton, Natland, Summerlands and Halfpenny. For many years the organisation Barnados had a residence for children near by. Barrows Green lies directly beneath the 1000ft hill or mountain known to locals as “Helm” where there was an old Roman fort overlooking Kendal. It is a beautiful area and from the top of the Helm you can see the Landales, Coniston Old Man, the Kentmere fells, the Howgills, Farleton Knott and the Morecambe Bay estuary including Arnside and Grange.

 

The pub has had a mixed history of popularity, but in recent years there has been a good clientele. Food has varied, and when Paul was in charge the pub came runner up in the national competition for the best food in Britain. The surrounding Barrows Green hamlet houses not more than 10 houses, and people need to drive to the Inn, it often being too far to walk. Cricketers often have frequented the pub after matches, but the customers often change as they get older, and when people have had families and have moved on, so the customers have changed.

 

At the moment the pub is being built up in popularity by Ann (who likes to be called Anna). She has run a pub in Spain for over 20 years, and is now returning to her roots to enjoy England once more. When the Strickland Arms closed in around 1999 customers from Sedgwick were seen the Barrow Green, and there is also another Inn called the Station Inn at Oxenholme (near the Euston-Glasgow main line), and the two pubs vie for the local custom.

 

There is no accommodation for visitors in the Punch Bowl and the landlord lives over the pub. However there is a beer garden and other seating outside and it is a good place for workers to drive from Kendal for lunch.

 

For a map of the area, click on this link

The Punchbowl at Barrows Green

Kendal, Cumbria LA8 0AA UK

Tel: 015395 60267

The road is the busy A65 so make sure your dogs are on a lead—there have been many dogs killed here

As you enter the pub, looking left this is what you see—a warm and welcoming sight !

The main entrance is on the right here, and the bar on the left. Under the specials board there is a roaring log fire to welcome you in the winter. Lovely for that weary traveller

This is the no smoking area and also part of the main restaurant—roomy, cosy and with individual partitions for privacy

This is the view from the bottom of the

Restaurant—the view from the kitchens

The main bar area where locals congregate on a Friday and Saturday night. There has been a dart board added just lately.