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The Sun Hotel

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near Walna Scar Road, Coniston LA21 8HQ, England
44 - 015394 41248
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Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
a little tired

We have stayed at the sun hotel a couple of years ago and it is a lovely building in a lovely setting. It is a shame to see our looking a little less than loved. Boasting the only beer garden in Coniston it really should be more of a feature, the unkempt look doesn't really inspire. A pool table... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Popped in for a beer after a walk and returned for a fantastic home made Chicken, Ham and Leek Pie with home cut chips (just like my grandma made). No faults whatsoever and Dan behind the bar also charged my phone so what more could I ask for. All in all very good.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This is a historic hotel, standing proudly above Coniston village. However, the staff don't seem to reflect the same pride as the building.... It really has the potential to be the best pub in the area by exploiting its location and views. However, a beer garden with uncollected dirty glasses on every table, two grumpy lads working on the bar,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We have stayed at the sun hotel a couple of years ago and it is a lovely building in a lovely setting. It is a shame to see our looking a little less than loved. Boasting the only beer garden in Coniston it really should be more of a feature, the unkempt look doesn't really inspire. A pool table has... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Had to visit as it was place the Campbell back up team used. Bars had much atmosphere and good selection of beers. Food was Ok but no more than

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Cramlington, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Had a lovely meal here after a walk from our cottage. Good value for money and plenty to choose from.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Had a meal and few drinks here and found it a pleasant setting. Large beer garden, formal dinning area, conservatory and a snug with real log burner and quaint little tables which is where I sat. There was a good selection of real ales (around £3-3.50 a pint) along side traditional beers. Kitchen serves proper pub grub - would recommend... More 

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Northallerton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Went in for evening meal. Found it to be very dark. When went to place order sign up said cash only. Left as always use card, very disappointed as use of card in this day band age is of paramount.

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

kids running around, staff slower than snails and not bothered, tables left dirty for ages. 2 staff serving on a Saturday over the bank holiday!! It's a shame, always liked this pub and was thinking of booking a night but not now. Staff cleaning a mucky mark of pint glass whilst pouring beer in to it. Yuk!!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Bank Holiday weekend, so very busy in Coniston, snd ended up at The Sun. The website is very well put together and gives a very good impression. You can JUST recognise it in real life. The menu on their website bears very little resemblance to what is actually available. Having said that the food was actually OK. I had Cumberland... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Decided to try here for dinner with the kids as our original choices were full on a Sunday evening. Daughter one had fish and chips, which she ate most of (unusual)! Chips were homemade and very nice. Daughter 2 had very nice tomato pasta. I had veg potato topped pie, which wasn't too bad, made a change from pasta for... More 

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Address: near Walna Scar Road, Coniston LA21 8HQ, England
Phone Number: 44 - 015394 41248
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Duddon Valley  >  Coniston
Cuisine: Pub

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  • Address: near Walna Scar Road, Coniston LA21 8HQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Duddon Valley  >  Coniston
  • Phone Number: 44 - 015394 41248

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?