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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: Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 39
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  • 30
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  • 55
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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
Nice surroundings but a bit of a wait

We went here for a late lunch after seeing the sign on the main road. It has a lovely beer garden with beautiful views so we pitched up here. We ordered soup, beef panini, chips and an order of ham,egg and chips. We asked if they could do a childs portion of ham, egg and chips but they said no... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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Hull
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English first
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Perfectly situated at the foot of Coniston Old Man. A lovely place to refuel after a long walk. Good selection of pub food available and a separate kids menu

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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Glad I hadn’t read the previous reviews before we went here on Bank Holiday Sunday, I probably would haven’t have gone! We anticipated it would be busy in Coniston but having been up early and just spent the last 8 hours on the fells we decided we deserved a pint and I deserved a night off making the tea. People... More 

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liverpool
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121 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Don't let the poor reviews put you off, we enjoyed a lovely meal at the Sun, steak and ale pie, full of steak and tasty fish and chips, both served with fantastic home made chips. The garden setting on a sunny bank holiday was lovely and the service was very friendly.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Good range of well kept local ales. Didn't try the food as limited veggy choice. Service was friendly.

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Cleethorpes, United Kingdom
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Arrived 7.20. Menu looked ok. Ordered and was told there was a 45 minute delay , promised we would get served by 8.15. After 35 minutes no food arrived, and we were then told that 2 of our fish and chips main meals were not available. At 8.30 we complained about no food arriving, and were told our food was... More 

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Hull
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96 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We went here for a late lunch after seeing the sign on the main road. It has a lovely beer garden with beautiful views so we pitched up here. We ordered soup, beef panini, chips and an order of ham,egg and chips. We asked if they could do a childs portion of ham, egg and chips but they said no... More 

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Piacenza
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66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The place is nice, lots of tables outdoors and a beer garden (food not served there). The food is good and there is a nice choice of local type bangers. The service is the weak point of this place. Of course on a holiday you don't mind slow service, but it makes for loss of dots... There are many other... More 

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Rushden, United Kingdom
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Perfect location, shame about the staff. The sign at the bottom of the hill said to try us, you won't be disappointed, but we were. We only wanted a drink, and walked into the bar where a staff meeting was taking place. We were left in no doubt that a big heated argument was going on about the efficiency &... More 

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

What a shame. .this place used to be a busy thriving venue to enjoy good food and hospitality. The place has gone to the dogs inside and out. Whoever the owner or the manager is all we could in the bar was her barking at her staff over the audacity of a customer ordering a cheese AND ham sandwich. One... More 

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Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Been here 2 years ago and had a fantasic evening with great food and service so when one of our party was doing The Lakeland 100 miles, we booked it up with no hesitation at all. Upon arriving late July we were met with complete indifference although there was 8 of us, the first course took 45 mins to arrive... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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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