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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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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Good pub, great food. Not a lot more to say really. The food was really good, staff were very friendly. The restaurant area was a bit smarter than the bar area but the bar area was really busy so we decided to eat in the restaurant. We were camping and some of the smarter dressed people (locals i think) looked... More 

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edinburgh
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30 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Enjoying a stay hear really depends on what you want to do in the lakes and as always what is most important to you to make your stay perfect. the inn is small and very quaint which also describes Hawkshead itself really well. the pros of staying here for us is the free parking and the number of walking routes... More 

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Loughton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This was our second stay at the Sun Inn which must say something. Alex and his team give a very warm welcome and Alex in particular goes out of his way to make you feel very welcome. The rooms and service were excellent....but it wasn't the service we went again for. The food is excellent. Plenty of choice, nicely presented... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

i have travelled extensively and stayed in some very basic accommodation, however The Sun Inn wins the prize for the most uncomfortable night. The springs were literally poking through the mattress which had seen better days. The toilet gurgled and groaned all night and I say this with confidence as I was awake with metal springs in my back. Complained... More 

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Ribchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We had lunch here Friday 19th March, got to be the best "Pub" fish n chips I have had for a long time, the batter was delicious and crispy, the other half and Gammon and loved it. Excellent value for money, great portion sizes, food served on a plate as it should be and not a bit of roof tile/slate.... More 

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Chester, Cheshire
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15 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Great place to stay. Friendly, helpful staff. Food at the Sun Inn was lovely! Great location. Hawkshead is a beautiful village with breathtaking scenery. Would definitely stay here again. Only one slightly down side - mattress was uncomfortable. : /

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
29 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We had an Itson voucher for a two night stay here. Lovely cosy, quirky and stylish bedroom and bathroom. Ate here on the first night- great burger and portion size. Breakfast was also delicious. Free wifi throughout. Vita was friendly and very professional. Would definitely recommend this Inn. If there was an slight criticism, it would be that the dining... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The Sun inn at Hàwkshead was clean & comfortable ,the staff were helpful & friendly &the food was excellent & with good helpings . Hawkshead is à great base for seeing the beautiful lake Distric & the village itself is very picturesque B. U

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Much Wenlock, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We visited The Sun on Two separate occasions, for lunch and supper and were very pleased with the food and service we received. The Inn was warm and welcoming, there was a lovely open fire to welcome us on a cold and wet visit. The food was tasty and the portions were generous, with plenty of choice. Also the staff... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Cosy rooms, lovely breakfast and great atmosphere. Only reason not 5 stars was the beds mattress was very uncomfortable. Mention to staff when leaving and they have a new order of mattresses due this week.

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