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The Sun Inn

Hulverstone, PO30 4EH, England
+44 1983 741124
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
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“ale pie” (4 reviews)
“custard” (4 reviews)
“sunday roast” (7 reviews)
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Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Hulverstone, PO30 4EH, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived one mid week late afternoon pretty cold and hungry after a long winter walk. Our ferry was at 7pm so we couldnt stay for food for when service opened at 5.30pm but the bar man really kindly asked the chef if they could...More

Thank SallyJessie
Vicky H, Manager at The Sun Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Sallyjessie, We are glad we could accommodate you during your visit. We hope our visitors feel comfortable on cold days by our warming fire and cooked delicious meals by our chefs. Thank you for your custom and we hope you visit again. Kind regards...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived here for lunch, to find a couple of ponies tethered at the edge of the beer garden, enjoying lunch with their owners! A lovely welcome. Before entering the pub, we walked our dogs up the hill across the road, and enjoyed the stunning...More

Thank 543jrr
Vicky H, Manager at The Sun Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi 543jrr, Thank you for you lovely review. We accept everyone at our pub..horses, dogs and of course humans! Whether busy or quiet we try to always provide the same customer experience and I'm glad on this occasion we did. Hope to see you again...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This pub is an absolute gem. We called in on the strength of some photos on google maps showing the characterful (but tasteful) decor and the food which looked better than your average pub grub. The options were fantastic, there were some good hearty dishes...More

Thank Neil Y
Vicky H, Manager at The Sun Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Neil Y, Thank you so much for your kind words. It is so pleasing to hear when customers expectations are exceeded!! Our team work hard to make sure there are plenty of different dishes to hopefully tempt everyone. We look forward to a future...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great visit to The Sun Inn. The service was excellent and the food was superb. Mussels and garlic bread for a starter. Both were excellent. Our mains were the lamb hotpot (I do not understand the bread with it) and seabass. We would recommend...More

Thank MikeR827
Vicky H, Manager at The Sun Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for you lovely review. I'm glad you found the service to be excellent as well as the food. I will pass your feedback to the kitchen about the bread and the custard. We look forward to you visiting again Kind regards...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service and food was amazing with a reasonable choice. Good range of beers including an American IPA and several good real ales. Lovely atmosphere in a classic thatched Island country pub. Highly recommend.

Thank bobby s
Vicky H, Manager at The Sun Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Wow what a wonderful review. I'm so pleased you found the service and food amazing, we try so hard to ensure all aspects are pleasing to our customers. We hope to see you again Kind regards Vicky

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm not generous with recommendations but Paul Hayward created something special from something simple which raised the bar in pub food. Beautifully presented, cooked to perfection using local products and great value. Paul personally came to our table and asked for our opinion, something which...More

1  Thank Pommiepierre
Vicky H, Manager at The Sun Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Pommiepierre, Thank you so much for your kind words. I will pass that on to Paul Hayward out executive chef. We try to ensure we get to speak to customers where possible as it adds the extra touch. Thanks again and look forward to...More

Reviewed October 26, 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed our lunch there with our noisy children, staff were friendly, nice beer, great portion sizes, we all left with empty plates.

Thank elmonty85
Vicky H, Manager at The Sun Inn, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2017

Hi elmonty85, There is nothing we like more than to see customers leave with empty plates, full bellies and happy smiles. We look forward to you returning in the future. Kind regards Vicky

Reviewed October 25, 2017

Good range of ale in this well run pub/ restaurant. A warm welcome greeted us - always a good sign. Food well cooked and ample portions and good service. Could hopefully the good service continues during winter as we are local.More

Thank Pete J
Vicky H, Manager at The Sun Inn, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2017

Hi Pete J, Thank you for your lovely review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed all aspects of your visit. We always try to ensure our customers have a positive experience on every visit. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next...More

Reviewed October 23, 2017

List of things that were wrong with our Sunday lunch at the Sun Inn Hulverstone Broken glass under the table, pint of real ale that had to be changed. Over half an hour wait for food and we had to ask for it. Scampi and...More

Thank Dougthedog99
Vicky H, Manager at The Sun Inn, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2017

Hi Dougthedog99, Thank you for your review. Unfortunately on the day of your visit we had some staffing issues. I apologise for the list of things that you found wrong. The broken under your table-a glass was broken the day before (which I swept up...More

Reviewed October 18, 2017

Stopped off when doing a cycle ride, very welcoming and friendly pub, great food and ales. With its thatched roof, this is a traditional looking pub, the garden is nice with plenty of seating. I will definitely be back

Thank delboy186338
Vicky H, Manager at The Sun Inn, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2017

Hi delboy186338, Thank you so much for your lovely review. It always pleases us when someone thinks as highly about all aspects of the pub as we do. We hope to see you again. Kind regards Vicky

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Questions & Answers
April 4, 2016|
Response from Bob F | Reviewed this property |
It states Gluten free above in the write up, so I would assume that it is available.
October 18, 2015|
Response from lesleyblanchard | Property representative |
we do have a sunday roast, we have a selection of 3 local meats and a nut roast, the roast are on till they are alll gone it is always advisable to book, if your thinking of later in the day we can always reserve some for... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $16
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Scenic view, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hulverstone, PO30 4EH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight
  • Phone Number: +44 1983 741124
  • E-mail
The Sun Inn Is A 600 Year-Old Hostelry Set In Beautiful Countryside On The South West Coast Of The Isle Of Wight.Serving Real Ales and Home cooked, locally sourced foods, it is a perfect stop off for families and those on a trip round the West WightRegular Live music on Saturday nights, Speaker and Charity events throughout the Year.
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