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The Sun Inn

Bassenthwaite CA12 4QP, England
+44 17687 76439
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“curry” (12 reviews)
“lasagne” (10 reviews)
“cheesecake” (6 reviews)
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Bassenthwaite CA12 4QP, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited on a Wednesday night for a meal for 4 plus a dog - and were amazed and delighted when the dog was given a boxed present containing a meal pouch and some treats! All the staff were very friendly and several came over...More

Thank MrsAholidaymaker
estelle b, Owner at The Sun Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

hi again remember you and your lovely dogs. it was a pleasure to welcome you into our pub and look forward to seeing you all again I do try to think what I might need in an emergency for ladies I think they are a...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are staying nearby so stopped for a meal . Great food and must be a great pub based on how busy it was . The only draw back was the walk we had back up the hill. But will definitely eat here again .

Thank Carman531
estelle b, Owner at The Sun Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

thank you hope to see you again

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The pub is great with a roaring log fire, the bar staff are efficient but lacked humour. We decided to dine here based on the good reviews. However when we dined the food was not that good, there was certainly not enough chips on anyones...More

3  Thank hideh0
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Nice warm and welcoming pub with great food, friendly staff, lovely warm fire. Would definitely go there again. Well recommended

Thank Calderbank
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

We found this oldeworld restaurant/pub nestled in the little village of Bathenswaite . We booked dinner and were very impressed by the varied and sumptuous menu, the service and the ambience. The food was excellent and the service first class. Driving to and from the...More

Thank william m
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Brilliant night at the Sun Inn and all in aid of Breast and Prostate Cancer. Fun quiz, raffle with great prizes donated, followed by a Karaoke. Late night buffet was superb as expected. Great to see both locals and visitors enjoying the night. Well done...More

Thank LSJFB18
estelle b, Owner at The Sun Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

thank you for your lovely review it really was a great night

Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

We called up earlier in the day to ask if they would take a booking for 6 of us. We were assured they had a fast turn over and we would not need to book a table. We paid for a taxi to get there...More

4  Thank northerngurl84
estelle b, Owner at The Sun Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

WAS WAITING FOR THIS REVIEW !!!! rude bar man you spoke to was the owner and as he told you was the only person in the pub who takes call for bookings . “Your comment about it wouldn’t be a problem getting a table as...More

Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

It may only be open from early evening on but if you're staying in or near the village this is a must for at least one visit. We called in with our Labradoodle Barney and were made to feel at home immediately. Staff were extremely...More

Thank Bill L
Reviewed 19 October 2017

We visited on a Sunday evening and the pub was quite busy. We hadn't booked but the friendly lady behind the bar found us a table. The food was really very good and excellent value. Really good portion sizes. One of the highlights was the...More

1  Thank Alex F
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Stayed at a nearby hotel, where the food was terrible. Remembered this little gem of a place from a previous visit to the lakes. Would highly recommend!! The pub itself is very traditional, lovely inside. The owners and staff were very friendly, very attentive. We...More

Thank 85deborah
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26 December 2016|
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Response from neesa03 | Reviewed this property |
I haven't been there on New Year's Eve so I'm not aware. They are a pub so there's a good chance they're open late.
30 July 2016|
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Response from estelle b | Property representative |
yes that is correct we have very few people in lunch times we tried it on a number of occasion's and found it wasn't worth it paying extra staff and a chef for maybe 4 or 5 people sorry
14 July 2016|
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Response from LSJFB18 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Absolutely. Dogs are allowed through out the pub. But as would expect they need to be on lead. Free dog biscuits on the bar and water available Pub does get busy so when you book please advise if you have a dog then... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 8:45 PM
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
4:00 PM - 8:45 PM
4:00 PM - 8:45 PM
4:00 PM - 8:45 PM
4:00 PM - 8:45 PM
4:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bassenthwaite CA12 4QP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Bassenthwaite
  • Phone Number: +44 17687 76439
  • E-mail
we are dog friendly and child friendly with a choice of home cooked meals from burgers to steak pies to light salads, gluten free choices on our menu and Monday night is curry night ( also providing full menu) specials provided daily and lovely desserts to tempt you
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