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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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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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386 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We called for a drink on a cold January day ; There is outside seating for those needing to smoke. There is a Bar that allows dogs. Good choice of real ales including locally brewed beers. It isn't the cheapest food advertised of the pubs in the area but it was very busy and seemed very popular. Accommodation is available... More 

1 Thank Michael T
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed a couple of times now, great place to recharge the batteries, clean, friendly and lovely breakfast.

1 Thank mossy320
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hotel is perfect, ticks all of the boxes and great value for money.. the staff are friendly and welcoming and will do anything to help. The resteraunt and the food was lovely, real home cooked English food but there were other options on the menu, and the specials were changed daily. The hotel was very clean and tidy, and... More 

2 Thank Hannah F
Bude, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food and good service, very helpful staff and would recommend visiting. Always a good atmosphere in there.

1 Thank TJoslyn
Settle, United Kingdom
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649 reviews
408 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 305 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Called in on New Years Eve afternoon for drinks. The place lacked a little atmosphere and in part this is due to the layout of the pub I think which is not very homely or cosy. my partner didn't really enjoy her white wine. I've tasted better beer too. Not as good as other pubs in the village in my... More 

1 Thank MD-FatDonkey
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Sun Inn is right in the middle of picturesque Hawkshead, an old Inn with a good size bar and dining area. Our room was facing the main street and directly above the bar/dining area. Very comfortable bed, clean towels each day, nice en suite and toiletries, The room was on the cosy side with quite a low ceiling but... More 

2 Thank bubblesmum
Birmingham, Alabama
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have been visiting for a number of years and Alex and his staff at the sun inn are always so welcoming . Food is good here , and great value nicely prepared and presented . Any requests are never a problem even watching Aston Villa play on sky!. Locals are friendly as well.

1 Thank Yappster33
Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good food always excellent. Friendly welcome we always visit sun in when we visit Hawkshead. Plan to stay there in the the future

1 Thank amandayapp
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed at the Sun Inn for 3 nights. Snug rooms, nice en-suite and shower. One minus however was Our king size bed however could have done with either a new mattress or more frequent turning - as I found it uncomfortable really. Restaurant and bar were very good - serving tasty meals and breakfasts. Log fire, extensive Gin choice, friendly... More 

1 Thank rodders1954
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Dog friendly bar area serving high standard food and a selection of real ales and a black board with around 30 different Gin selection with generous measures. The staff are friendly and very helpful. There is a restaurant that doesn't accommodate dog's that is understandable but looked to be a good standard of restaurant. We will be visiting this pub... More 

2 Thank ChrisBev1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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?