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The Sun Inn

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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20 Bridge Street | Saxilby, Saxilby, Lincoln LN1 2PZ, England
+44 1522 702326
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wed - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

The landlord has only been here three weeks, so no food during the week. While the pub could do with with being updated it was very clean. The toilets were clean and smelt lovely and fresh.

1 Thank Chelseadiana
Lincoln, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2016 via mobile

I am a regular user of The Sun probably not regular enough. After meaning to put a review for a while and reading the last review I felt I needed to leave my opinion. The current management produced the most amazing food the pub has known for a long time, they decorated the pub with the help of a few... More 

Thank AnitaBush33
Lincoln, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
106 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2016

I have been going to this place year in year out on rare occasions when someone wanted to meet for a quick pint and catch up. The beer is watery, the staff look like they have just been tipped out of bed at any time of day,, covered in tattoos and in baggy clothes. There is NOTHING professional about this... More 

3 Thank Brian G
Grimsby, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2015

Had found this pub, via its website, as a lunch location for a family reunion with members travelling from several parts of the country. Very disappointed to find it was not open on a Wednesday lunchtime. This is not what the website had said.

Thank Kathy P
Perth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2015

We were travelling today, 6th June 2015 and wanted to stop for lunch on the way to Lincoln. By chance we found ourselves at The Sun Inn, at Saxilby and we ouldn't have been made more welcome. The choice of cask ales is impressive, as is the menu - so much so that we're hoping to go back there for... More 

2 Thank Elizabeth R
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2015

Great local ales, laid back service with no rush to clear out at the end of a night featuring an entertaining band. What's not to like?

Thank Martin L
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2015

Invited to the Sun Inn for a Mother's Day lunch. The pre-ordered food from a varied menu was excellent. I do hope this venue continues to improve. It still suffers from a poor local reputation. Some easy fixes would be to make the entrance cleaner and fresher and do something about the dreadful toilets.

Thank DreamerLincoln
claire s, Manager at The Sun Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we are very happy you enjoyed your meal. We are planning to improve the pub gradually and have already started some work, We are aware of the situation in the toilets and this is down as an improvement. We look forward to seeing you again and showing you the improvements :) More 

1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

Visited after hearing that the previous managers had returned and was well impressed! Choice of 3 meats, plenty of food, exceptionally cooked and presented and all served with a smile. Well worth visiting but would seriously recommend booking. Keep it up guys 😃.

Thank susielou173
claire s, Manager at The Sun Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of The Sun Inn. We are glad you enjoyed your experience and appreciate all your comments. The pub is a little shabby round the edges and we are gradually improving this over the coming months. We hope to see you again soon and once again, thank you for your kind comments. More 

Lincoln, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2015

not impressed at all sorry to say there was no choice of meats just beef which was as tough as old boots for the price it was very expensive in our opinion.The welcome was not good either and some of our party had to go to another venue to eat on their own because we were told they could not... More 

Thank JohnHallam12
claire s, Manager at The Sun Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. The pub is generally a large pub with plenty of seating but a relatively small kitchen which produces fresh food. With such a small space, large parties are sometimes difficult to cater for in one sitting. The booking was made for 15 adults but your party turned up with 21 people in total. Unfortunately, we... More 

Lincoln, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2015

We decided to try Sunday lunch as we had heard good reports since The Sun has been under new management. We are glad we went as the food was really good and the service was very friendly and welcoming. It was good to see other people also eating there and we wish them well.

1 Thank Sue F
claire s, Manager at The Sun Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for review and your support is appreciated. We hope to see you again soon and strive to continuously improve the pub :) More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $17
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Bridge Street | Saxilby, Saxilby, Lincoln LN1 2PZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lincolnshire  >  Lincoln  >  Saxilby
  • Phone Number: +44 1522 702326
Canal side village pub
Local real ales
Good home cooked food
Sunday lunch
Two dining areas
Real fire
Saturday night live music
Fortnightly Jam Night
Large car park

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?