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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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  • 30
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  • 33
    Very good
  • 31
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  • 26
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  • 47
    Terrible
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, decent food

Visited here on the 31st March. Pub was busy with diners and drinkers. Pub had a great fire and atmosphere, including banter with the locals. The food was good enough (I had the sausage and my partner the pie) and the beer was well kept. All the staff were friendly enough. Would visit again.

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
Rich J
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Sawbridgeworth
via mobile
Good for:
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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167 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Darlington, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We visited this pub for a quick lunch with our children, having seen their impressive advertisements and the large sign at the bottom of the hill. Really wish we hadn't. My son chose belly of pork which, once the rubbery skin (not crackling) and thick layer of fat were removed, was reduced to a mouthful of meat. The vegetables were... More 

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Whilst it looks tempting to pop in for a pint after your walk, don't it'll only ruin the end of a nice walk. "This is a local pub" "For local people!"

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Chopwell, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The title of my review is one of many overheard similar statements loudly given by the regulars who's job was to talk to the barman and block all access to the bar by non-locals whilst singing "Get your jugs out for the lads". It's nice to see that the owner Alan Piper (candidate for UKIP) is also keeping his voting... More 

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Sawbridgeworth
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

Visited here on the 31st March. Pub was busy with diners and drinkers. Pub had a great fire and atmosphere, including banter with the locals. The food was good enough (I had the sausage and my partner the pie) and the beer was well kept. All the staff were friendly enough. Would visit again.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We try this pub a couple of times a year just to see how it is. It usually leaves one with a feeling that the pub should be so much better but never is...a bit of a waste really. Visited just after lunch....sat at a table under which was the remains of at least one lunch. Cutlery, a couple of... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We called in for a meal in response to the sign at the bottom of the hill extolling the virtues of the Sun Hotel. A previous visit some years ago had left memories of indifferent service and we hoped to be able to report an improvement. However things have become distinctly worse and we will not visit again. On arrival... More 

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Hawick, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Went up the hill to check this place out and have a drink and was ok but wouldn't go back, its like there is a crech upstairs that kids run riot and make a lot of noise.

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Dorset, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

After a long walk decided to call in for a drink. If in the area try the Bluebird Bitter as it's quite nice but don't ask for any herbal teas as none available! I know it's a pub but still.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

16 century pub with lots of space in the pub area and in the conservatory.good choice of beers which are local

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Durham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We called in for a drink and we felt very unwelcome no atmosphere we actually felt as though we were intruding!! We would never go back and no wonder the place was empty they do not deserve any business with their unwelcoming attitude, would never call in there again. Shame because it is in a lovely position.

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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

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