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The Sun Hotel

near Walna Scar Road, Coniston LA21 8HQ, England
44 - 015394 41248
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Ranked #15 of 17 Restaurants in Coniston
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Our feelings about The Sun are as mixed as the recent reviews. We stayed only a stone's throw from it's front door for a week in mid August but only eat there once after a disappointing Sunday roast; we ate in the evening and the roast potatoes were virtually inedible after being re-heated from earlier in the day. The venue... More

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Offering good pub grub along with excellent real ale selection. Just what you need after a day on the fells.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This was a busy pub, but the food was worth the wait. Great atmosphere and good selection of beer/ale/cider on tap

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London, United Kingdom
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109 reviews 109 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This bar has to be one of Coniston's best kept secrets. Tucked up on the hill with great views of the surrounding hills from the terrace outside, the bar is full of old oak beams and exposed Lakeland slate walls. They offer the best range of real ales you can hope to find, many of them from local microbreweries. I... More

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Liverpool
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We've not been here for years and were very disappointed. Beer WAS nicely kept I'm told but the coffee described as a latte had not seen any milk and the steak pie had good meat but inedible pastry and poor chips. We won't go beyond a drink again. The conservatory area leaks too!!

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The Sun has been a family favourite for many years of visits to Coniston. The combination of good food, Bluebird bitter and the poignancy of its association with Donald Campbell made it an essential part of our holidays. Our visit this week was very disappointing. The steak pie and fish and chips were virtually uneatable and the fact that we... More

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Perth, Australia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

"Fresh food - best in the village. Up the hill and well worth the walk!" Well the sign at the bottom of the road to the Sun Hotel (see photo) succeeded in persuading us! Up the hill we trudged anticipating the best food and local beers. We sat outside in the sunshine. That was enjoyable. The views are lovely. The... More

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Waltham St Lawrence, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

My family and I were staying in the cottage next door to this pub and popped in for drinks on our first night there. The barman was unfriendly to the point of being hostile, and the locals much the same. There was a group of men drinking at the bar who did all they could to make sure that other... More

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Lake District, England
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57 reviews 57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

After a late fell walk stopped at The Sun for a Pub meal as it was the nearest and the parking is easy. Should have taken note of the lack of customers on a sunny Sunday evening ! Long wait for food - not a bad sign but... Mushroom Strogonoff was not good - whole mushrooms in a non-creamy saucy,... More

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Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Very welcoming, excellent service and food and room a very good standard. Staff very helpful. Very enjoyable stay. Thanks from the Moffatts

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