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Sun Inn

4.0 of 5 Main Street | Hawkshead, Hawkshead LA220NT, England
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Barnstaple, England, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Never taken to reviewing before, but I'm still angry at my treatment by staff at The Sun 12 hours after checking out, so... Arrived for 1 night stay at 8pm after 10 hour journey in snow from Devon. When shown to my room I was told it was the last room available and usually £145 so pretty happy with my... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Sun on New Year's Eve. Or rather we walked in and quickly retreated. I have fond memories of the Sun Inn and maybe that's the trouble, I was nostalgic for the warm country pub with character and charm I could remember but instead felt like I'd walked into any 'done up' bar in any town in the... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to the Ship Inn for the NYE celebrations, tbh was expecting to be looked after better we arrived on the 30th Dec to one bar staff on waited felt like the whole pub was staring anyway finally was shown to our room which was dark but not as small as I was expecting due to previous reviews the bed... More 

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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We did not stay here or eat. But we saw that they had a singer on on the Friday night and thought we would pay a visit. Nice place but not alot of room for the singer and audience. The singer was excellent and the staff very friendly and helpful. Would definitely like to visit again.

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Ely, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Couldn't get into the Queens which was our first choice. Strange place the Sun, busy pub with some tables for dinner. The food was good quality, some strange taste sensations, but starters and mains reasonably priced and quality good. Desserts were disappointing, we sent them back. Service was very good.

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Rawtenstall, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

First time we have stayed in Hawkshead and hadn't been in the Sun Inn beforehand but I was quietly impressed with the welcome we received from the landlord & lady. We were allocated room 7 which as others have touched on, is an attic room and therefore has low sloping ceilings which were not a big issue to us. Our... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We tried here several years and were disappointed with the food. So we were anxious when family wanted to try here. However, we were really pleasantly surprised. The food was delicious, served with a smile, presented well and very reasonably priced. The only slight niggle was when asking if they had a menu, the lady remained propping up the bar,... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We have visited Hawkshead many times and cant believe we have not discovered this hotel before.We stayed in the sun inn for two nights. Room 2 was really cosy and beautifully designed, the whole of the hotel was spotless. The staff did everything in there power to help if needed especially Helen. The food was on par with any of... More 

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Tetbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Initial impression was that I was in a box-room. The mattress (Room 5) seemed very thin. But actually when I was in the bed it was tolerably comfortable although I get the impression that Room 5 was not their best room. Breakfast was excellent and the staff obliging and friendly especially the girl who owned the beautiful black and white... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We stayed at The Sun Inn for two nights. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the inclusive breakfast was very nice. The rooms were rather small though. The bar area and restaurant were basic but the food a little expensive for the venue. However it's in the most beautiful village surrounded by stunning views. Perfect base for walkers.

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Address: Main Street | Hawkshead, Hawkshead LA220NT, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Hawkshead
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Sun Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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Sun Hotel Hawkshead
Sun Inn Hawkshead, Lake District

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