Slide THE PERFECT LOCATION BRIDGNORTH, SHROPSHIRE WEDDINGS & CIVIL CEREMONIES. EAT Gastro Menu or AGA Carvery STAY Luxurious en-suite rooms RELAX With stunning views of Shropshire countryside PRIVATE Lakes & Gardens

Welcome to the Punchbowl Inn Bridgnorth we hope you enjoy our hospitality and fine homemade fayre sourced locally and freshly prepared to the highest standard by our experienced chefs.

Nostalgia Inns began at our sister Pub the Plough Inn Far Forest when in 2002 we purchased our first venue with a small cash flow and a lot of ambition. In October 2002 we introduced our Carvery which created a lot of negativity with the locals as the saying goes ‘people don’t like change’ the concept in which we have thirty years of experience in the trade, was an instant success at the Plough as the carvery started to outgrow the pub so we made vast modifications to the site, and doubled the size of the kitchens, bars and restaurant area by 2004 the Plough had doubled in size and tripled in turnover. But it didn’t stop here as our customer base kept growing producing up to 600 meals every Sunday, with the recommendation from our Bank manager we searched for our second venue and we acquired the Punchbowl in June 2005 to expand the business.

Nostalgia Inns a family run business to the truest sense of the word now owning three pubs in the Worcestershire and Shropshire counties. As our parents continue to prosper at the Plough we continue the success as the third generation in the trade at the Punchbowl Inn. Adam and his two sons Jake & Zach and their staff will be pleased to see old and new friends, and have the pleasure of supplying them with our fine Beers, Real Ales, Best Wines and Premium Spirits.

Now serving the UK’s 1st AGA Carvery from the hot plate to your plate – Providing freshly cooked tender regionally sourced meats, fresh vegetables and crispy potatoes – it really is the perfect Carvery as recognised by us being the first EVER UK AGA Ambassador to install a specially built AGA in a public bar. “The best Carvery I have ever tasted” Commented BBC Only Fools and Horses Actor John Challis, who played “Boycie” in the TV series.

The Punchbowl has the biggest function room in Bridgnorth, our Ludlow Suite, and one of the biggest in Shropshire. Seating approximately 150 for any type of function including Civil Partnerships, wedding receptions, parties, and wakes. Our three state-of-the-art accommodation suites serve all our customer needs – from business overnight to indulgent weekends, and bride and grooms to be. 


Boycie with Punch Bowl Owner Adam Giles

BBC TV ‘Only Fools & Horses, Boycie” with Punch Bowl Owner Adam Giles launches the first official AGA Carvery in the UK. The Giles Family, below.


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