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Sun Inn

Main Street, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA220NT, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We travelled as quite a large group to the area for a charity swim last weekend, the majority of us staying in the sun Inn. We were very well looked after, rooms as quirky and great as ever. Food on the two evenings we ate was exceptional. Everyone had a great stay, look forward to staying again in the future.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First stay at the sun inn, last minute booking, friendly staff, lovely good sized room adequate for family, social bar and lovely English breakfast. The hotel is conveniently positioned in the Village of Hawkshead. The hotel provide parking in the village carpark.

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

Lovely restaurant, excellent food, and great staff. The restaurant and the pub had a good atmosphere. Great valve for money too. Visited the pub again on New Year's Eve and had a really good evening with live music. Would revisit again without a doubt.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

There's so much potential in this inn: the pictures on the net are so inviting, but so much so that it was disappointing to walk into a scruffy pub and realise that `reception' was a disorganised cupboard. I guess that's what you should expect of staying in an inn, but I've been in much, much nicer pubs that are less... More 

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Thank Richard B
North West England, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

We were woken at 6.30 am by fire alarm so duly went off downstairs. No member of staff present so guests congregated by the door ( we unlocked it). One of guests phoned fire brigade. After 15 mins a young member of staff appeared in her pyjamas & clearly had no idea what to do. She didn't check if all... More 

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Thank JoanF12
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

We managed to visit Christmas Fair in Hawkshead and popped in for a quick lunch. We ordered pulled pork baps which were good (not sure about adding cinnamon). Nice pub serving good pints and lovely mulled wine perfect in cold winter days.

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Thank Bogusza
Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

We had a lovely 2 night break here during the October half term week, We are a family of 2 adults with 2 children; age 9 & 7. The team at The Sun Inn were really helpful and friendly. The family room was nice, comfortable and clean. The whole place is all very olde worlde with low beams etc which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

Went with my boyfriend for a weekend get away, Hawkshead is a great location in the middle of the country but close enough to the towns. The Sun Inn is warm and friendly, with some of the best food I've had! For the size of the rooms they are a little expensive but within an pricey area I think they... More 

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Rhoose, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

Had an outstanding weekend staying in a four poster bed, eating great food, drinking great ales and even the added bonus of live music on the Friday evening. Staff and customers genuinely warm, welcoming and friendly. The Sun Inn Hawkshead is as good as it gets for an informal or rambling weekend.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

We choose to stay in Hawkshead due to its close proximity to Grizedale Forest and The Sun Inn met our expectations for hospitality. Hawkshead is a very small village but is on a regular bus route and gets a large amount of touring visitors to support the inn's and shops. Busy during the day but then goes relatively quiet overnight.... More 

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