The Punchbowl

Woodstock, Woodstock OX201TR
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The Punchbowl is a beautiful pub & restaurant with rooms in the heart of Woodstock.
We serve great quality, unfussy pub food with service standards that are legendary.

Reservations

Booking Notes:

Please enter your details to check availability. You’ll be unable to book if we have no availability.
We are unable to take table reservation for drinks only parties.
All booked guests MUST order a main course as a minimum.
We are unable to accept bookings with more children than adults.
We can only take reservations up to a maximum of 8 people due to the layout of our bar & restaurant. We can’t guarantee that multiple tables booked for the same party will be close together.

Business Info

  • Address: Woodstock, Woodstock OX201TR
  • Cross Street: Oxford Street
  • Cuisine: English | Hamburger | Italian | Pizza |
  • Cost: | Very Inexpensive
  • Category: Pub
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner | Other |
  • Parking: Car Park |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Cash | Apple Pay | Android Pay |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 01993811218
  • Features: Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Takeout Available, Working Fireplace, Wheelchair Access, Lounge / Bar, Free Wi-Fi,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Dining Alone, Meet for a Drink, Quiet Conversation, Dog Friendly, Quick Bite, Trendy / Hip, Date Night,

Photos

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Events & Special Hours

Xmas closed
Dec. 25, 2022 - Dec. 26, 2022 Closed
Twixmas
Dec. 27, 2022 - Dec. 30, 2022 Lunch 12:00 - 16:00
New Years Eve
Dec. 31, 2022 Lunch 12:00 - 16:30
New Years Day
Jan. 1, 2023 Lunch 12:00 - 17:30
2nd January
Jan. 2, 2023 Lunch 12:00 - 15:15
Xmas eve
Dec. 24, 2023 Lunch 12:00 - 15:45

Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Lunch 12:15 - 15:00
Dinner 17:15 - 21:00
Wednesday
Cafe Service 10:00 - 11:45
Dinner 17:30 - 21:00
Lunch 12:00 - 15:00
Thursday
Cafe Service 10:00 - 11:45
Lunch 12:00 - 15:00
Dinner 17:00 - 22:00
Friday
Cafe Service 10:00 - 11:45
All Day 12:00 - 21:00
Saturday
Cafe Service 10:15 - 11:45
All Day 12:00 - 21:00
Sunday
Restaurant 12:00 - 17:30
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.79 out of 5 stars based on 299 votes

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 15, 2022
Paige W.
Lovely early dinner - staff were so welcoming! Was my first visit, but certainly won’t be the last.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 13, 2022
Hannah T.
Lovely food and wonderful service as always!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 12, 2022
Karen H.
We enjoyed two very generous pizzas at the Punch bowl. A lovely restaurant with great service.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 23, 2022
JOANNE O.
Top marks all round.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 14, 2022
Gemma L.
Food was so good only reason i lowered the score i had a steak but it was so rare and too chewy. I didn't complain because the place was busy and I don't like to cause a fuss. I ordered a kids waffle i got an adult but i soon walked it off. Took a while for our drinks and wr had to ask a few times for the bills as it got forgotten. I love this place so i will still be back just not for a steak!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 11, 2022
John S.
Excellent meal, service marvelous hygiene, excellent ,will eat here again if in area.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Mar 11, 2022
Kirstie H.
Always get a brilliantly warm welcome - with lovely food. Always hot and with attention to detail. Cocktail list is a winner too!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 03, 2022
Netty E.
Superb food, perfect hosts, great ambience - could not recommend highly enough and we’ll definitely be back for more!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 19, 2022
Joanna L.
Excellent all round.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 19, 2022
Anne T.
Went here for a birthday with six other family members. The food was delicious. The service was excellent and the staff really attentive . Loved the spare reading glasses box and the chocolate hearts. The extra birthday treat was also appreciated.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 05, 2022
Martyn C.
Beautiful meal and great service and atmosphere. We recommend you trying the Dr Pepper cocktail. Yummy

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Jan 25, 2022
Charles K.
Great staff, professional and friendly thankyou for the smiles Happy Days

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jan 20, 2022
Debbie C.
Love The Punchbowl. Relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff, and great food.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 01, 2022
Richard C.
As always the food and drinks were outstanding, the staff are always very attentive, welcome and cannot do enough for the customers.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 01, 2022
Vicky B.
A lovely meal served by lovely staff

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 30, 2021
George O.
A really enjoyable family meal - the team looked after us well, we’re friendly and engaging and the food was good pub fare. Good sized children’s meals for our older children (11 and 8).

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 27, 2021
Robert M.
Great venue with attentive staff and good value food.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Dec 25, 2021
Rebecca F.
Excellent meal, beautiful cosy surroundings and just the loveliest of owners. Will definitely be visiting again when next in the area.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 18, 2021
Christopher C.
Exceptional team! Thanks very much for being so friendly and attentive during our stay.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 18, 2021
Chanel W.
I had traveled over an hour and a half to visit Blenheim Palace with a group of 6 and chose The Punchbowl as it was close to the venue. The staff were very attentive and the atmosphere was lovely. I wouldn’t hesitate at returning if I was ever in the area.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Dec 18, 2021
Anna L.
Absolutely fantastic staff, so friendly and attentive. Food was delicious. Lovely atmosphere and I liked the little touches like the Trivial Pursuit cards on the tables. Would definitely go again.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 10, 2021
Howard R.
Friendly and efficient staff Excellent food

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 07, 2021
SANDRA T.
Fantastic service with superb food Great atmosphere

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 06, 2021
Trevor B.
Very walk and welcoming place and staff to match

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 06, 2021
Samirah T.
Amazing food and friendly staff. The only thing was when I booked online which was well in advance, I requested if it would be possible to sit by the fire place. This didn't happen and we were sat next to the door. But this wouldn't stop us coming again as I can understand requests can't always be met. Thank you!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 03, 2021
Barry G.
Third visit with quality and friendliness maintained. Excellent chef snd waiting staff. Could not make you feel more welcome. Willing to make bespoke dishes to accommodate specific requirements. Cannot wait to try their stroganoff!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 30, 2021
Jo B.
What an amazing place! Great ambience, excellent food choice and quality, but most of all outstanding staff - without exception they were all really chatty and attentive without being intrusive. The best afternoon, will definitely return (for dessert as we were too full!)

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 29, 2021
Sam D.
The punchbowl was amazing !! What a lovely family run pub Tony and his team went the extra mile to accommodate our allergy needs and make us feel special Thank you all Customer service like this is hard to find xx

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 25, 2021
Gail G.
Lovely warm and friendly atmosphere. Delicious home cooked pies, including vegetarian! Would definitely recommend

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 29, 2021
Nikki H.
Lovely space, friendly professional team and food was fab. Plates sent back to the kitchen shiny and clean as we are everything! Definitely returning!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 28, 2021
Ian W.
Lovely meal! Great beer and pub!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 27, 2021
Laura G.
The host (husband &wife) were fabulous the food was fantastic , so tasty,they were so kind and considerate. In my 42 years I’ve never had a desert and I did, it was delicious cant wait to go back again

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 09, 2021
Steve G.
Lovely atmosphere. Very welcoming to my dog!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 08, 2021
Deborah K.
We loved this pub restaurant so much we returned the following evening. Delightful staff, real tasty food and lovely atmosphere. Highly recommend!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 20, 2021
Caron H.
Brilliant food and service.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 01, 2021
simon t.
Great pub, good choice on menu, friendly staff

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 16, 2021
Jayne T.
We all enjoyed our meals and experience at the Punch Bowl. Lovely staff.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 18, 2021
Roger P.
We had not visited the Punch Bowl for quite sometime and were very pleased and impressed with the refurbishment. The food, service and general ambiance were excellent. We were particularly pleased with the attentive and cheerful service we received from our young, and soon to be studying modern languages at university, waiter.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 07, 2021
Jessica D.
Second trip here, same friendly welcome and lovely, well portioned meals. Dog friendly too!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 02, 2021
KIRSTIE H.
Best pub in Woodstock. Always get a fantastic welcome. Superb menu and awesome pina coladas.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 29, 2021
Raka G.
Very good food. Attentive staff. Really friendly staff. Good atmosphere. Loved it.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Apr 23, 2022
Natalie D.
Friendly staff, nice atmosphere!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Feb 21, 2022
Caroline B.
A great great British gem. Saturday evening booking for 4 friends who were catching up after 8 months and after reading the reviews we were certainly not disappointed. The restaurant owners have nailed it! Their hospitality is brilliant, the extra little touches of a card game at the table between courses is so much fun and the basket of various reading glasses for the customers that forgot to bring their own is a brilliant idea. A warm welcome, a cosy venue, Good quality beer and excellent food what more do you need for a awesome night out. Thank you!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Jan 29, 2022
Caroline B.
Lovely meal, great service. Only marred by a noisy family close by but that won’t stop us going again. Great vegan and gluten-free options make it a great choice for us.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Dec 22, 2021
Clare D.
Welcoming friendly staff. Great to have our dogs made so welcome.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 25, 2021
Kath J.
Fabulous food, huge portions - lovely friendly staff and good prices. We will be back!!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 19, 2021
Angus P.
This pub is family run and it shows. Staff are all friendly and very welcoming, beer is served well and the food is always a delight. It’s very dog friendly (your pooch may even relax in a bed!) and the roaring fire when it’s chilly is the icing on the cake!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Jun 17, 2021
Stephen E.
Our experience of the Punchbowl was very enjoyable.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 5/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Apr 22, 2022
Kendel S.
Cow pie not much beef and very runny, shouldn’t be served with salad and gravy. Scampi over cooked and tiny amount.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Mar 26, 2022
Denis R.
Relaxing atmosphere in the pub. Only criticism was that we were trying to be shoehorned into a table where there simply wasn't enough space to pull out the chair to sit down. Food was good value and the staff were all very polite and pleasant would definitely go back there. The trivial pursuit cards on the table is a great idea. Well done to all.