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The Punch Bowl at Home: New Food Delivery Service

The Punch Bowl at Home

The Punch Bowl at Home

We are thrilled to be able to offer our guests the brand-new premium home delivery service from the award-winning Punch Bowl in Crosthwaite.

The Punchbowl has developed a well-deserved reputation for its superb food, and now you can enjoy it in the comfort of your Matson Ground holiday cottage thanks to the new ‘The Punch Bowl at Home’ delivery service. What’s more, this is not just for lockdown, this is all year round.

Three-Course Weekly Set Menu

The Punch Bowl at Home will offer a three-course weekly set menu for two. These mouth-watering meals are available for delivery on Friday each week and can be kept refrigerated for up to twenty-four hours. Why not spoil yourself when you’re staying with us and enjoy some beautifully prepared, indulgent seasonal dishes?

Your dishes will be carefully created and prepared by our team of chefs at the Punch Bowl and then delivered directly to your door. All you need to do is pop them in the oven. They even include a step-by-step guide to help you to finish preparing your meal. It really couldn’t be easier.

We’ve got a sneaky feeling that our guests will be enjoying these delicious Punch Bowl dishes in the comfort of a Matson Ground Holiday Cottage long after lockdown ends.

On the Menu

The Punch Bowl in Crosthwaite offers a seasonally inspired, classic British and French menu with a focus on locally sourced Lake District ingredients wherever possible. The Punch Bowl farm at Mirk Howe provides some of the vegetables and of course Lake District lamb. Foraged ingredients found growing in the nearby countryside are also used. And for anything else, the Punch Bowl works with some of the region’s finest suppliers.

At the time of writing, the menu was:

Smoked Salmon, Dill and Lemon Paté

Honey Roast Confit Duck Leg in Cherry Sauce

Lyth Valley Damson and Frangipane Sponge

How It Works

If you’d like an indulgent evening in with one of the Punch Bowl at Home set menus, simply get in touch and we will arrange the delivery.

Price for a set menu for two is £65 with delivery charged at £6.50 per box.

Locally Sourced Lake District Food

Locally sourced Lake District food

All our guests can now enjoy some wonderful locally sourced Lake District food delivered to their cottage, courtesy of local business, ‘A Days Walk’.

We’ve worked with ‘A Days Walk’ to put together some fantastic local produce hampers. If you want to make sure you’ve got the essentials waiting for you when you arrive at your Matson Ground cottage, simply get in touch with us to place an order.

We can include classic artisan muesli, brimming with almonds, cranberries, pumpkin seeds and raisins; organic apple juice, made in the heart of the north Cumbria countryside; some delicious Cumbrian butter made from free range cream, direct from Winter Tarn Farm near Appleby; and some succulent Cumbrian country-cured back bacon.

The perfect start to any stay in the beautiful Lake District National Park.

An example hamper includes:

One large white farmhouse cob from Grange Bakery
Six eggs from Geldard Free Range Eggs
Artman Classic Muesli from Lakeland Mues
Organic Apple Juice from Eva’s Organics
Butter from Winter Tarn Dairy
Two pints of whole milk from South Lakes Organics
Tea and coffee from Rinaldo’s
Olives from Silver Green in Penrith
Bacon (900g) from Woodalls

We will also add biscuits and crisps.

If you want to upgrade your hamper, we’ve can also include some top-quality cooked ham, cured and full of flavour from Taste of the Lakes in Maryport; a luxury, creamy Eden Valley Brie from the Appleby Creamery; and the finest Cartmel Valley Game Smoked Salmon, smoked in their own Cumbrian smokehouse, bringing a flavour of the fells to this delicate fish.

For details on costs and alternative options, please do get in touch.

A Day’s Walk

Every item A Day’s Walk supplies comes from a local farmer, grower, producer or business within a day’s walk of the heart of the Lake District.

Using the Lake District as its larder, it stocks some of the finest food and drink in the country. And the fact that it is locally sourced, means it’s fresh. What’s more, it’s clocked up next to no food miles, is often produced in small batches and is seasonal.

Why not take a look at A Day’s Walk website and let us know if there’s anything else that catches your eye? We can add it to your order and make sure it’s waiting for you on your arrival.