We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sun Inn Restaurant

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, British,
Main Street, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0NT, England
+44 15394 36236
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“chorizo” (10 reviews)
“fish and chips” (32 reviews)
“burger” (25 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Main Street, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0NT, England
All Details
Write a Review
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (586)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 583 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really character full pub with an open fire and a warm welcome. The food was first class. (We had the Lamb Shoulder, with fresh veg) We shall return. Thank you.

Thank Selby1912
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There were only 5 small tables when we arrived on a weekday evening so pub was not busy at all. We were seated and drinks arrived promptly. However, we were still sat with our menus nearly 25 minutes after arriving. The one waitress was clearly...More

Thank Hanbeth
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful find this little traditional pub was as we found a cosy table by the open fire. The food was freshly prepared and very good value for money. The pub needs some TLC but the current state of the premises adds to the...More

Thank 2013AJB
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and I ate here on a very busy friday night. There was great entertainment from a really good acoustic guitarist/singer, the food was excellent, my Wife didn't think the service was as good or as friendly as other pubs in the village but...More

1  Thank stephencH8816LM
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Understandably quiet on a weeknight but the place was dead except for a couple of people drinking at the bar. Food was really good and fresh, shame about the atmosphere.

1  Thank rmurray86
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

Lovely cozy place with a real fire. We had the beef roast and the turkey roast. Both excellent and the potions were good. The staff were all helpful and friendly.

1  Thank 0-Norrie-0
Reviewed 5 December 2017

We booked in for a meal following the Xmas Fair, expecting it to be busy. It was very quiet and nice to be able to hear the music and be able to talk at the same time. Spoilt for choice with the menu, but I...More

1  Thank Clive M
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

My fiancé and I visited a few times the bar and the restaurant at Sun Inn . The atmosphere os quite nice and relaxed. As any other restaurant in Cumbria,the staff is very friendly but don’t expect for them to go 10 extra miles for...More

1  Thank Cristina E
Reviewed 16 November 2017

We always use Hawkshead as a base when visiting the Lake District, and the Sun Inn has become a regular place to stay for us. Clean, comfortable rooms, superb food and hospitable staff and locals always make the Sun an inviting place to stay. Dog...More

2  Thank Diggerdog2016
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

We were staying in a cottage nearby and chose the Sun Inn based on previous reviews. It has a lovely atmosphere with an open fire and very friendly staff. Food menu choices, 3 had the duck parfait to start and the other had goats cheese....More

1  Thank Wilfie2601
Nearby HotelsSee all Hawkshead Hotels
Waterhead Hotel
693 reviews
4.27 km away
Cragwood Country House Hotel
1,055 reviews
4.59 km away
Langdale Chase Hotel
1,125 reviews
4.96 km away
Briery Wood Country House Hotel
658 reviews
4.98 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Queen's Head Restaurant
810 reviews
.07 km away
Poppi Red
440 reviews
.03 km away
The Sun Tea Rooms
385 reviews
.01 km away
Nearby Attractions
Beatrix Potter Gallery
483 reviews
.11 km away
Hawkshead Grammar School
109 reviews
.05 km away
The Cocoa Bean Company
83 reviews
.06 km away
The Fitzwilliam Gallery
13 reviews
.05 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Katherine D
23 September 2017|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from suninnHawkshead | Property representative |
Hello, sorry for late reply-we haven't received notification until now. Yes, we serve Sunday lunch 12pm-8pm. I would highly recomend to book as we tend to be fill up pretty quick. Kind regards, Vita Manager
Joan I
9 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from john p | Reviewed this property |
yes have just found it,type sun inn hawkshead and go to evening time and click that up pops a menu ok
7 September 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Adele K | Reviewed this property |
Hi, there were quite a few dogs in there when we visited, so yes they are very dog friendly. They have a separate eating area in the bar away from the main restaurant where you can dine with your dogs
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0NT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside  >  Hawkshead
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 36236
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing