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The Sun Inn

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Main Street, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0NT, England
+44 15394 36236
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Cosy bar with open fire and comfortable tables and chairs. Choice of three cask ales and over 40 different GINs! Food menu rather limited but well cooked and presented meals. Breakfast is wonderful - get the full English! Room 5 was long and narrow but comfortable and spotless. Staff very welcoming. The charming manager carried our luggage out to the... More 

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Sheffield
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We drank and ate here and having tried the other establishments we found this place to be the best food, best prices and best real ale. Travelling in November it was very cold outside and the Sun Inn had a lovely open fire which made it so cosy.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were on a late Autumn Dinner Bed and Breakfast arrangement. What a treasure is the Sun Inn. From our initial enquiry, to arrival, stay and departure, the staff could not have been more welcoming and helpful. The accommodation was really good, the food was absolutely excellent, and the value for money was outstanding. Absolutely first class service and value.

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1 Thank Iain J
Kinross, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived on the 5th Nov - Guy Fawkes but hadn't made a reservation for dinner. The staff were so accommodating, we we fitted in after the bonfire and during the fireworks, they held our food back so we could step outside to watch the fireworks. They are extremely dog frienldy, the big open fire is warm and welcoming and... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were made to feel very welcome from the moment we arrived by the owner he even carried our bags to the room which was lovely and so cosy and warm despite the cold weather. We ate here both nights and the food is excellent highly recommend will definitely be returning.

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1 Thank candle23
whitley bay
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've visited Hawkshead for many years but not eaten here before. We had an excellent meal with excellent friendly service. Will be back!

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Emsworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Small pub with rooms. Very friendly pub area. Great little restaurant with excellent food. Book a table!! Rooks are small but with loads of character. Definitely recommend for a few nights.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely pub, fantastic food, Gin drinkers heaven (if you drink gin this place is a must) and extremely dog friendly. Staff friendly and attentive with a warm and welcoming fire. Contemporary decor but don't let this put you off if you have a wet dog and muddy boots. All welcome.

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we arrived we parked on the road outside and checked in. The staff were friendly and pleasant. They took down our car registration so that we had free parking in the village whilst we were staying. We were in room 7 on the top floor. We had asked for a twin room but were given a double. Having not... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely old hotel ,with a modern look ,lovely old beams ,and I think original staircase to rooms.The staff said hotel dates back to 1700 century. The meals are taken in the dining room or the bistro type bar area with the log fire .The food is very good ,especially the mussels, the best I've ever tasted and great garlic bread.We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, 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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?