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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, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Unfortunately, not as good as before

Great beers but the food has gone downhill since our visit last year! Shame as this is a classic Lakeland pub with a great location!

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Damien K
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great beers but the food has gone downhill since our visit last year! Shame as this is a classic Lakeland pub with a great location!

Thank Damien K
Hatfield, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent our second new year in a row in a cottage in Coniston. It's such a lovely, tiny village and none of the pubs had plans last year except this one so we decided to head here. We'd been a few times in the day already. The locals are friendly and there's a good space in the back with... More 

Thank leeboy88
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We've visited the lovely olde worlde bar at this hotel for drinks and food several times before and would recommend it. Walkers are welcome and its dog-friendly which is perfect for us. They offer a great range of home-made pies with delicious chunky chips and veg. The portions are so generous that on this occasion we were unable to manage... More 

Thank Gilly1260
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225 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

Always busy at weekends, wet and muddy boots, equally wet and muddy dogs, ramblers feel right at home here. Unfortunately our visit here was spoiled by a 'family' group which included a young lad of about 12, 13 maybe and the accompanying menfolk were quite liberal with their use of extremely foul language for all to hear. They weren't local,... More 

Thank Wainwright007
Manchester, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

In passing by on a very wet November, looking for the footpath that runs up behind the hotel, we decided to take a break and have a spot of lunch. We were very impressed with the welcome and friendliness of the landlady, landlord and barman. Just brilliant. The food was delicious and the beer delightful. To top it all the... More 

Thank Peter E
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Myself and 5 friends plus a guide dog visited the Sun hotel for the first but definitely the last time, our order was taken at the bar 6 starters and 6 mains but only 3 starters arrived and they admitted that they made a mistake. But the worst thing of the night started when we were relaxing having drinks then... More 

1 Thank Michelle N
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

We had a great visit to this pub while staying in the local area, nice atmosphere and very friendly staff. Great wee place to go for a nice drink and warm welcome after a long day on the hills. Landlord was most welcoming and we actually made a point of going back there the next day, sadly the rugby score... More 

Thank sarah_j_lynch
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Sadly returning to this pub was a let down, the food was poor, service was ok but the food is not as a good as it used to be. Had a roast dinner but the beef tasted like it has been r heated, was tough and overcooked.

3 Thank Andrew B
Pontefract, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

I really liked the place staff were very friendly and it was a lovely pint very welcome after a decent ride on the mountain bike will certainly call in again :-)

1 Thank Terry H
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

Splendid building, lovely location, good range of local beer. But my food was wet, cold and raw. I got a full refund from a conscientious member of staff, and I believe that the bar and waiting staff were trying hard to do well. But the person who I took to be in charge was pissed and indeed swearing loudly into... More 

3 Thank Chris B

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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: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?