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Punch Bowl Inn FAcebook Likes 10,000

Thumbs up to 10,000 FACEBOOK Fans

The historic Punch Bowl Inn, in Ludlow Road, has received a massive 10,000 ‘likes’ from customers and visitors on Facebook.

Owners of the popular inn, which dates back 700 years, believe its success is down to several factor including the popular AGA carvery, sensibly-priced home-cooked food, a stunning setting and a refurbishment of restaurant and rooms.

The traditional pub has recently also become known as a favourite wedding venue, and – as of 2018 – will be licensed for civil ceremonies.

The Punch Bowl Inn was the UK’s first AGA carvery and has earned a string of awards including UK Venue of The Year by the prestigious Les Routier guide and a Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor.

The inn, owned by the Giles family – who are collectively known as Nostalgia Inns and also own the popular Plough Inn, near Bewdley – offers picturesque gardens with ornamental lake, Japanese bridge and stunning views across the Shropshire hills and countryside.

Owner Adam Giles, comments: “This has been our best year yet and this is reflected in the the popularity of our social media channels. We feel very proud to have more than 10,000 people ‘liking’ our Facebook page.

“It is great to win industry awards but to be appreciated by our customers means more than anything.

“Our popularity seems to be down to a recipe of combining a traditional venue with a forward-thinking attitude. Our multi-award winning AGA carvery is more popular than ever, alongside our new ‘gastro menu’ which offers weekday lunchtime specials from just £6.95, including our sumptuous summer salads. All our ingredients are sourced locally, and prime cut meats provided on every service. We would like to thank all our Facebook Fans and growing Twitter fans. ”

 

Les Routier Venue Of The Year 2016 Award

Punch Bowl Inn Wins Venue of The year 2016– Awarded by the prestigious ‘Les Routier’ Guide.

Les Routiers Venue Of The Year Punch Bowl Inn
Les Routiers Venue Of The Year Punch Bowl Inn

Punch Bowl Inn Presented with Prestigious National Award

Bridgnorth’s much loved Ye Olde Punch Bowl Inn has this week been awarded the prestigious ‘Venue Of The year’ award by Les Routier Guides UK. Nationally recognised for its consistent quality customer services and quality cuisine in a prestigious national award. The annual Awards highlight establishments that consistently meet and exceed the fastidious membership standards. Awards are based around performance, customer feedback, reviews and recommendations.

A representative of Les Routier Tina Griffiths, Customer Service Executive (Picture with Owner Adam Giles) “The 2016 competition was fierce with extremely strong contenders for each category; but the judges believe this year’s winners have consistently demonstrated exceptional levels of service hospitality, quality of food throughout the year. We extend our warmest congratulation to all our worthy winners and commend them on being ‘best in their class’!

Continuing “Our establishments like Ye Olde Punch Bowl Inn share a sense of individuality that sets them apart from global chains. Visitors can expect good cuisine, friendly staff and value for money. Our establishments are passionate about consistently maintaining excellent standards in all aspects of their business and customer service.”

Adam Giles, owner of Ye Olde Punch Bowl Inn added “We wee delighted to hear we had won this prestigious award and to be recognised for our consistent quality and passion for our customers is a real honour – Our staff are delighted and it has really lifted their spirits into 2016. “

The Les Routiers brand is recognised worldwide. Established in Paris in 1934, it started as a guide for the best independent restaurants and places to stay for road users. By the 1960s, people in the know in France and visitors to the country started to seek out the familiar Les Routiers plaque; it signified that the establishment was well-managed, clean and hospitable, and offered good food and excellent service.

Les Routiers UK continues to highlight these establishments across the UK & Ireland for visitors who are looking for an independently-owned destination for a short break – or simply somewhere to eat, drink or stay.

“All of our establishments are vetted and inspected before being allowed into the guide and we would like to congratulate Adam and the team at Ye Olde Punch Bowl Inn for their consistent quality and on-going hard work”

Punch Bowl Inn Owner Adam Giles Venue Of The Year presented by Tina Griffiths
Punch Bowl Inn Owner Adam Giles Venue Of The Year presented by Tina Griffiths

Wedding Fayre January 31st. Save £1000 Off Your 2016 Wedding

The Punchbowl Inn, one of Shropshire’s most sought after wedding venues and has been catering for many types of private & corporate functions for more than 50 years since the Ludlow Suite was first built, originally for Weddings.

Join us for our First Wedding fayre.
Sunday January 31st from 11-3pm. Stalls, demonstrations  by “Wedding Connections”
All attendees receive a £5 AGA Carvery Voucher for your next visit. PLUS Save £1000 off Any Exclusive Use bookings received AND WIN £3000 Wedding! Ask for details.

Read all about our wedding packages here

Awards:

Best Wedding Venue Midlands 2016″ By on-line Wedding Planner.
Best Wedding Venue of The Year 2013/14
(Your On-line wedding planner)
Inn of the Year 2013/14 & 2015 (Les Routier Food guide)
Best Free House Pub of the year 2014 (Morning Advertiser. West Midlands & Wales)
Customer Service Pub of The Year 2011 (Publican awards. Also finalists 2013/14)
BII Licensee of the Year 2014

Punch-Bowl-Wedding-Venue-Shropshire-Dual-Lake-Views
Punch-Bowl-Wedding-Venue-Shropshire-Dual-Lake-Views
Boycie with Punch Bowl Owner Adam Giles

Nostalgia Inns Launch Second AGA site

Following the resounding success of a recent innovation created by MD Adam Giles of Worcestershire based Nostalgia Inns, who own the Plough at Far Forest, Near Bewdley, and their sister pub Ye Olde Punch Bowl inn, Near Bridgnorth, they have now launched the concept at The Plough Inn, Nr Bewdley.

UK’s AGA Carvery Ambassador – As official AGA Ambassador for the UK, MD Adam Giles created the concept and has established the AGA carvery as the only one in the Uk and following demand, has now installed a state of the art ‘Total Control’ AGA in the Plough “When we launched at the Punch Bowl no-one knew how popular it would be, as a first for the Uk, but since our launch in February we have been serving record customers at Ye Olde Punch Bowl Inn with amazingly positive customer feedback and the increased quality of the juicy meats, flavours of the vegetables and wonderfully crispy potatoes – with many of our customers travelling from outside Shropshire, including from Worcestershire, we are delighted to be able to launch our second AGA Carvery at The Plough to keep up with demand.”

Owners of The Plough and joint Directors of Nostalgia Inns Louise and Mark Giles added “Our regulars had travelled to the Punch Bowl to try Adam’s AGA Carvery, and were asking when we could install one, so we have worked closely with Adam and his team following their success and are delighted to launch this weekend, which will be fantastic for Worcestershire diners.”
The Original AGA Carvery launch was supported by BBC TV Actor “Boycie”, {pictured above with Adam Giles} who was played by local actor John Challis in the hit TV series Only Fools And Horses, as well as the Shropshire based series The Green Green Grass and is also an AGA owner commented “Being an AGA owner myself I know how important it is to any household, including being the centre my own home where my wife cooks some wonderful meals. It is a wonderful concept and the AGA looks amazing, and the Carvery was the best I have tasted – I will certainly be visiting the Plough Inn next time I am passing.”
‘Fresh from the hot plate to your plate’ – Many diners off the AGA carvery have commented on the quality and tenderness of the meats, as well as the extra crispy potatoes and vegetables all cooked in the AGA ‘The feedback has been amazing’ added Adam ‘We always get very positive feedback, but since the AGA was installed the feedback has been incredible. This really is the next generation of Carvery in the UK”

Plough Inn AGA Launch by owners Mark & Louise Giles
Plough Inn AGA Launch by owners Mark & Louise Giles

Hatrick of awards

Popular nostalgic pub and award winning carvery, Ye Olde Punch Bowl Inn is celebrating a year of awards and announcements – with the best yet to come.

Ye Olde Punch Bowl Inn on Ludlow Road is celebrating with their latest award as West Midlands Wedding Venue of The Year  2013/2014 by Your Wedding Planner Magazine. Highlighting Ye Olde Punch Bowl Inn’s excellent facilities including its popular Ludlow Suite and the professionalism of the team.

The wedding award was closely followed by a nomination by top Travel Guide Les Routier who have highlighted Ye Olde Punch Bowl Inn as one of the best inns in the UK based on customer service, quality of food, standard of accommodation, performance, feed-back from customers/subscribers and “going above and beyond standard requirements” according to Tina Griffiths Les Routier Customer Service Executive.

Owner Adam Giles commented “This has been an amazing year for the Ye Olde Punch Bowl Inn, our team and our customers – with the recent awards and our Best Free House Pub Regional Award in the Summer, its been overwhelming. We have so much going on at Ye Olde Punch Bowl Inn in the coming months with our record breaking Christmas bookings, and our refit due in January, as part of our forthcoming announcement about us teaming up with a prestigious national brand. It’s all very exciting.”