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The Sun Inn

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Bridge Street | Saxilby, Saxilby, Lincoln LN1 2PZ, England
+44 1522 702326
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Today
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wed - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Canal side village pub Local real ales Good home cooked food Sunday...
Canal side village pub Local real ales Good home cooked food Sunday lunch Two dining areas Real fire Saturday night live music Fortnightly Jam Night Large car park
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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Comfy fun night out

Great local ales, laid back service with no rush to clear out at the end of a night featuring an entertaining band. What's not to like?

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
Martin L
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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38 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

Great local ales, laid back service with no rush to clear out at the end of a night featuring an entertaining band. What's not to like?

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staffordshire
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57 reviews 57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Staff friendly but needs a bit of money spending on the inside. I thought that the beer was a tad expensive for the relatively weak 3.8% brew. It tasted Ok though

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Lincoln
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Invited to the Sun Inn for a Mother's Day lunch. The pre-ordered food from a varied menu was excellent. I do hope this venue continues to improve. It still suffers from a poor local reputation. Some easy fixes would be to make the entrance cleaner and fresher and do something about the dreadful toilets.

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claire s, Manager at The Sun Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we are very happy you enjoyed your meal. We are planning to improve the pub gradually and have already started some work, We are aware of the situation in the toilets and this is down as an improvement. We look forward to seeing you again and showing you the improvements :) More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

Visited after hearing that the previous managers had returned and was well impressed! Choice of 3 meats, plenty of food, exceptionally cooked and presented and all served with a smile. Well worth visiting but would seriously recommend booking. Keep it up guys 😃.

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claire s, Manager at The Sun Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of The Sun Inn. We are glad you enjoyed your experience and appreciate all your comments. The pub is a little shabby round the edges and we are gradually improving this over the coming months. We hope to see you again soon and once again, thank you for your kind comments. More 

Lincoln, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

not impressed at all sorry to say there was no choice of meats just beef which was as tough as old boots for the price it was very expensive in our opinion.The welcome was not good either and some of our party had to go to another venue to eat on their own because we were told they could not... More 

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claire s, Manager at The Sun Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. The pub is generally a large pub with plenty of seating but a relatively small kitchen which produces fresh food. With such a small space, large parties are sometimes difficult to cater for in one sitting. The booking was made for 15 adults but your party turned up with 21 people in total. Unfortunately, we... More 

Lincoln, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We decided to try Sunday lunch as we had heard good reports since The Sun has been under new management. We are glad we went as the food was really good and the service was very friendly and welcoming. It was good to see other people also eating there and we wish them well.

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claire s, Manager at The Sun Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for review and your support is appreciated. We hope to see you again soon and strive to continuously improve the pub :) More 

2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Fantastic food and service nice to have people who care about quality, taste and standards. It's well worth a visit I would recommend The Sun Inn to all food lovers

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claire s, Manager at The Sun Inn, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review and we really appreciate your comments and support. It has been great to return to the village and the pub and we can only hope that with the support of people like yourself, we can make The Sun Inn a success and shed its shaky history :) More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

My friends and I took the river walk from Lincoln to Saxilby and decided to top it off with a drink before we got the train back to Lincoln. The Sun Inn was the first pub we came across on entering Saxilby. It is like a scene from the league of gentleman in there! Everyone must have sensed we were... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I have eaten here a couple of times both as a bar snack and at a function. I have consistently been underwhelmed. As the only pub in the village that serves food and such a lovely village, you would think they would up t he game and provide great food. Unfortunately the quality of ingredients appeared low budget and there... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Ducky88 I have just return from a trip to Lincolnshire, and a meal at the Sun Inn at Saxilby. To start with we couldn't get our 1st meal, as the fish hadn't been, not their fault. However the replacement meal "Steak & Ale pie" was to say they least disgusting. I am not sure where the prime cut of steak... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Bridge Street | Saxilby, Saxilby, Lincoln LN1 2PZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lincolnshire  >  Lincoln  >  Saxilby
  • Phone Number: +44 1522 702326

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 21
  • Cuisine: Bar, British

Description

Canal side village pub Local real ales Good home cooked food Sunday lunch Two dining areas Real fire Saturday night live music Fortnightly Jam Night Large car park
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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