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Certificate of Excellence


#2 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Kirkby Lonsdale
Certificate of Excellence
The five star Sun Inn in the heart of Kirkby Lonsdale offers a luxury blend of old and new; traditional Lake District warmth of a 17th century inn with flag stone and oak floors, old beams and roaring log fires combined with stylish contemporary restaurant and deluxe hotel bedrooms. Situated on the edge of the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and Forest of Bowland, it is accessible to some of Englands finest scenery.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free internet
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Fax / photocopying
Baggage storage
Public wifi
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
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Room features
Bottled water
Flatscreen TV
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Centrally Located
Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English, Russian, Latvian


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71Somewhat walkable
Grade: 71 out of 100
21Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
3Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
100Room tips
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Absolutely fantastic, imaginative food. Shame there was only one vegetarian option! Nevertheless it was really enjoyable. Interesting desserts too. Service was a bit slow but the restaurant was very busy. Not cheap but worth it.
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Our second stay at The Sun Inn and fabulous again! Friendly welcoming hosts, great food, great atmosphere in an beautiful setting. Immaculate room, luxurious toiletries and great food. Thanks again for special break.
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We were staying in Kirkby Lonsdale for the weekend and hadn’t booked anywhere for dinner. Popped in to see if they had any space for dinner and we managed to get a booking. Shown to our table by the friendly staff and ordered our pre dinner drinks. A very nice Sauvignon blanc and a pint. We opted not to have starters and for mains we had the trout and the beef. Both meals were fabulous.👍The sauce on the fish was delicious and the beef cheek was out of this world. We followed up with a cheese plate and a rum baba. The cheese plate contained a decent selection of cheeses, some unusual crisps and a couple of thins slices of artisan bread. The rum baba turned out not to be the traditional version you used to see in cake shops, but more of a brioche base with syrup topping. I really liked that they offered dessert wine or port by the glass on the menu, so I took advantage and had a glass of port with my cheese. Don’t expect massive portions, but expect a really delicious meal. The staff were very friendly and efficient too. We will return. 👍👍
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This is the third time that we have stayed here over a number of years and it once again didn't disappoint! Room lovely and food fab. Just such a cosy place that makes you feel right at home. Kirby Lonsdale with its cute shop and lovely walks is a real gem.
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We stayed at the Sun Inn for 2 nights and were not disappointed. All staff are friendly and cannot do enough for you. The room (number 4) was very clean and well appointed the only slight downside was the noise of people walking up and down the corridor with the creaky floors but you expect this from a property of this age. Ear plugs are provided in case you don't like the sound of the church bells but we did not find we needed them. Breakfast was very good although on the first morning (hotel full) the continental buffet had been decimated by 0840 and certain items were no longer available to people arriving after this. The cooked choices were very good and well cooked. We ate in the bar on our second night and the steak was excellent and well presented. The Sun Inn is an excellent place to stay being right in the heart of Kirkby Lonsdale. There is a drop off point for unloading luggage and then parking is in 1 of the carparks a few hundred metres away and free when displaying the permit provided by the hotel. We look forward to visiting again.
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$127 - $204 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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