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Sun Inn

Main Street, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA220NT, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a lovely evening,waitress was attentive, service prompt, menu offered many tempting options as a veggie. Excellent Indian cheese curry. Partners burger also very good. Dessert sizable and nice. We sat in the restaurant not bar and although a bit warm had nice atmosphere.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Would recommend this hotel, very clean, good staff and good food, it has kept is character in what would be an old building.... breakfast is good a choice of cooked items to order, 5* dinner well executed..... central to Hawkshead village.. good value for money and would return.

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Altrincham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This quaint hotel in the centre of Hawkshead proved a good choice. The room was a tiny bit cramped but quite acceptable. The bathroom was neat and modern (the plumbing relies on a pumped system which makes more noise than a standard setup). This is a working Lakeland public house but we were not inconvenienced by anything. Because the Inn... More 

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lancashire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a lovely meal here. Lovely ambience great waitresses. The food was like something you would get at a top restaurant it tasted great and was very well presented. A good choice on the menu means there is something for everyone. Would definitely return there if I was in hawks head or nearby

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything excellent from the room to the staff to the excellent breakfast and dinner. Nothing is to much .WE read another review that advised to stay at Red Lion instead but glad we didn't as had one meal there which was cold and cheap food and the place looked a little worn so glad we opted for The Sun,thank you... More 

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had always fancied trying out the Sunn Inn on previous visits to the lakes. At last we found a reason, my wife's 50th birthday. We wanted somewhere peaceful and not too busy for a nice quiet weekend together. Well Sunn Inn you didn't disappoint us. From the moment we checked in we were made to feel right at home.... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Sun Inn has a good setting in a picturesque village in the Lakes, and inside the eating area is very cosy and attractive in a medieval sort of way... not surprising, given that the place is, in fact, medieval! We didn't stay in the hotel, we just ate there, as a family of 4. The food was good quality... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Stayed here many times and will keep on doing so, the staff the rooms the food are all excellent, roll on New Year when we visit again can't wait Alex Cromarty is the best singer he gets everyone singing along he is ace All the best to Alex and Vita for a busy Summer, Diane and Steve

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The pub/inn landlord is nice, the Inn is old and realy countryside-ish, the staff looked after you OK. Wifi available in the pub/dining area only. I thought the room was rather expensive for what it was. We had the last room in Hawkshead in early July (popular destination!) so had to make do. The room (room 8) was in the... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We have stayed in Hawkshead a number of times and eaten at the sun inn in the past.The staff on arrival were pleasant and we were shown to room 7 in the attic its neat and modern with a comfortable bed,but very small and low and as we are tall very difficult to move about in not somewhere i would... More 

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