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Sun Inn

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Main Street | Ullswater, Pooley Bridge, Penrith CA10 2NN, England
+44 17684 86205
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible8%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Main Street | Ullswater, Pooley Bridge, Penrith CA10 2NN, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Called in a for lunch after walking along part of Ullswater. They have a room for walkers and dogs, which was pretty full with a good atmosphere. Great menu with plenty of choice. We didn't order from the kids menu but saw some kids meals...More

Thank Melanie P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

During our 15 day holiday at the Quiet Site, We made great use of the Sun Inn. We probably ate there about 10 times. The staff were lovely, so friendly and the food arrived so quickly. We tended to have the "Light Bite" menu, but...More

2  Thank linnywalker49
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of us came here last week & ate in the restaraunt & had a few drinks in the bar, every starter & main course was outstanding! See you again next year :)

Thank SunnyChops
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First visited the Sun nearly 40 years ago - very impressed with how it has changed. We ate in the bar and the food was good. Great range of beers and generally a nice atmosphere. Service and staff were good.

Thank IvorThom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staying in Pooley Bridge and found this to be the best place for food and atmosphere in the town. I'm a big eater so the ample portions at the "Sun" suited me, visited most days of our holiday. Friendly staff, good service and most importantly...More

Thank bryanjustin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

we,ve been going to the sun inn for years now for food and drink but,never stayed over.we spent the weekend there b and b its brilliant the room was lovely,en suite,comfy beds,nice and clean...cracking breakfast.....friendly staff.i highly recommend the sun inn wish we,d stayed longer.....

Thank Gary M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We made our first visit to Pooley Bridge, and booked into 'The Sun Inn' after it was recommended by a friend. A lovely welcome by Hosts 'Jane & John'. The first thing that stuck out was Cleanliness and organized, rooms lovely and comfortable, great shower....More

Thank neilholmes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Place was recommended by a local for good food and local atmosphere with good selection of beers. We enjoyed a nice pint but found it a bit plainly furnished with bright lighting and menu quite basic. That said the portions when we eyeballed them on...More

Thank Sam M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely beer garden. Not a massive amount of seating inside so can be pushed for a table. Very nice people behind bar and serving. Had two meals here , nothing posh but good quality and well cooked. Please loose the silly rectangle plates though, round...More

Thank Jackie M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a quaint pub with very good service and lovely food. Well worth a visit if you are in the lovely village of Pooley Bridge.

1  Thank Angela P
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Gerrit N
5 July 2017|
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Response from Jane M | Property representative |
My apologies for not responding sooner. Our chefs are able to create any meals that will satisfy those that are lactose intolerant to the coeliacs. We do however require a little notice and preferably a list of ingredients... More
Laura F
7 April 2017|
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Response from Jane M | Property representative |
Hi. We don't have sky only BT Sports so we do show some games
4 November 2016|
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Response from Jane M | Property representative |
Hi. If you go on our website suninnpooleybridge there is a menu of the food we do. Hope this helps. Thanks

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 19
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 8:30 PM
12:00 PM - 8:30 PM
12:00 PM - 8:30 PM
12:00 PM - 8:30 PM
12:00 PM - 8:30 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street | Ullswater, Pooley Bridge, Penrith CA10 2NN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Eden District  >  Penrith  >  Pooley Bridge
  • Phone Number: +44 17684 86205
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The Inn was converted from a row of cottages in the 1700s by the original proprietor Edward Richardson. Since then the Inn has changed hands several times, and was taken over in May 2010 by John & Jane McGuire. The Sun is a family run establishment. Sunny by name and by nature, this is one of the most friendly and cheery hostelries in the region. It is a sizeable whitewashed building with grey framed windows, which in summer are draped with vibrantly coloured hanging baskets. Inside, the decor is simple and warm with low beamed ceilings, wooden tables and chairs and wood paneled walls and bar. It has a spacious beer garden and a grassy area at the rear with a fantastic wooden childrens play fort. It also has its own car park, which is strictly for patrons. The Sun Inn is renowned for its Real Ales and has been awarded the Cask Marque and features in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide. We offer a wide range of local ales and a constantly changing guest ale and for the non ale drinker there are lagers and stouts.
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