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Sun Inn Restaurant

Main Street, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0NT, England
+44 15394 36236
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Main Street, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0NT, England
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Reviewed January 28, 2018 via mobile

Had a gorgeous meal Saturday night. Landlord went out of his way to fit us in, and so glad he did. Mussels to start followed with a cheese board. Hubby had arancini followed by beef steak which was cooked to perfection. Lovely g n t...More

1  Thank Michelle G
Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

Always a massive pleasure to visit Hawkshead and The Sun is always an essential stay or stop. Wonderful greeting, food, beer and friends.

Thank mcrossleyusa2016
Reviewed January 6, 2018 via mobile

Really character full pub with an open fire and a warm welcome. The food was first class. (We had the Lamb Shoulder, with fresh veg) We shall return. Thank you.

Thank Selby1912
Reviewed January 5, 2018 via mobile

There were only 5 small tables when we arrived on a weekday evening so pub was not busy at all. We were seated and drinks arrived promptly. However, we were still sat with our menus nearly 25 minutes after arriving. The one waitress was clearly...More

1  Thank Hanbeth
Reviewed January 5, 2018

What a wonderful find this little traditional pub was as we found a cosy table by the open fire. The food was freshly prepared and very good value for money. The pub needs some TLC but the current state of the premises adds to the...More

Thank 2013AJB
Reviewed December 22, 2017

My family and I ate here on a very busy friday night. There was great entertainment from a really good acoustic guitarist/singer, the food was excellent, my Wife didn't think the service was as good or as friendly as other pubs in the village but...More

1  Thank stephencH8816LM
Reviewed December 19, 2017 via mobile

Understandably quiet on a weeknight but the place was dead except for a couple of people drinking at the bar. Food was really good and fresh, shame about the atmosphere.

1  Thank rmurray86
Reviewed December 9, 2017 via mobile

Lovely cozy place with a real fire. We had the beef roast and the turkey roast. Both excellent and the potions were good. The staff were all helpful and friendly.

2  Thank 0-Norrie-0
Reviewed December 5, 2017

We booked in for a meal following the Xmas Fair, expecting it to be busy. It was very quiet and nice to be able to hear the music and be able to talk at the same time. Spoilt for choice with the menu, but I...More

1  Thank Clive M
Reviewed December 3, 2017 via mobile

My fiancé and I visited a few times the bar and the restaurant at Sun Inn . The atmosphere os quite nice and relaxed. As any other restaurant in Cumbria,the staff is very friendly but don’t expect for them to go 10 extra miles for...More

1  Thank Cristina E
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Katherine D
September 23, 2017|
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Response from suninnHawkshead | Property representative |
Hello, sorry for late reply-we haven't received notification until now. Yes, we serve Sunday lunch 12pm-8pm. I would highly recomend to book as we tend to be fill up pretty quick. Kind regards, Vita Manager
Joan I
March 8, 2017|
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Response from john p | Reviewed this property |
yes have just found it,type sun inn hawkshead and go to evening time and click that up pops a menu ok
September 7, 2016|
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Response from Adele K | Reviewed this property |
Hi, there were quite a few dogs in there when we visited, so yes they are very dog friendly. They have a separate eating area in the bar away from the main restaurant where you can dine with your dogs
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0NT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside  >  Hawkshead
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 36236
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