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The Sun Hotel & Bar (Dining)

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner
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The Sun Hotel & Bar’s situated in a 300-year-old building that showcases a large majority of its original features, giving the establishment an extraordinary unique feel. The guest bedrooms, often booked up weeks in advance, uphold our standard of quality, offering comfort, quiet and luxury - something highly valued by visitors. Our pub hosts only the finest food, offered with table service for both diners and drinkers. The menu has been crafted with thought and care, showcasing a great selection of food for all types of taste buds. The drinks menu is a staple of our bar, with a large range of cask beers and gins we’re sure you’ll love. Most evenings, we offer restaurant-style service using
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not a huge menu but has a nice selection to choose from. The wife and I chose one of their 18 quid platters which was plenty big enough for us and tasty. Kids were happy with their selections also. Restaurant bar is very nice and...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank BredburyBlue
Reviewed April 23, 2019

Came here for lunch Easter Sunday, didn't book, it was quiet. Sat in the sun in the beer garden and enjoyed great food. Plenty of vegetarian and vegan options, I had the butternut squash linguine it was actually amazing, great portion size and presentation. My...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank 254catieh
Alex T, Guest Relations Manager at The Sun Hotel & Bar (Dining), responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2019

Hi Catie, We're delighted you enjoyed the food at our pub and got a chance to eat it in our beer garden on a sunny day! Thank you for the brilliant review and rating, and hope to feed you both again soon.

Reviewed April 21, 2019 via mobile

This is one of my favourite places in Lancaster. It’s so chilled; a pub atmosphere where you can sit and not be bothered by anyone but with restaurant quality food. The staff couldn’t be friendlier if they tried and I find a new drink to...More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Alex T, Guest Relations Manager at The Sun Hotel & Bar (Dining), responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2019

Hi Tiddles, Thank you for your kind words and brilliant review rating. We're so delighted to hear you enjoy the atmosphere, food and variety of drinks! We'll be sure to pass your lovely remarks onto the whole team and look forward to serving you again...More

Reviewed April 20, 2019

No table service. No service to mention. Starter of Pigs in Blankets fine - good value to share. However, main course of Pork Belly and 24 hour Beef very disappointing - both appeared pre-prepared elsewhere and simply reheated on site - very little flavour. Beef...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Tina M
Alex T, Guest Relations Manager at The Sun Hotel & Bar (Dining), responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2019

Hi Tina, We stick to our pub roots and offer an informal and relaxed setting for our customers to drink and dine in. We invite everyone to turn up as they please, take a table as they wish and order at the bar whenever they...More

Reviewed April 15, 2019

Arranged to meet my Mum here for lunch lsat Friday, when I arrived my Mum was already there and the first thing she said was "the bar staff have made me feel very uncomfortable", they were indeed rather unfriendly and lacking in many of the...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank dasher1970
Alex T, Guest Relations Manager at The Sun Hotel & Bar (Dining), responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2019

Hi Dasher, We're so sorry to hear you and your mother did not enjoy your visit and that the food came to you at a sub-optimal temperature. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and we're glad you enjoyed both the beer...More

Reviewed April 9, 2019

We had been before so knew the Sun was going to be good and it was up its usual high standard. Excellent food and very professionals staff.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Steve H
Alex T, Guest Relations Manager at The Sun Hotel & Bar (Dining), responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2019

Hi Steve, It's delightful to hear you enjoyed your meal - thank you for the marvellous review and kind words. We'll be sure to pass on your wonderful remarks to the wider team. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed March 27, 2019

One of my favourites for a drink, we popped in for Saturday lunch. Always busy, we managed to get one of the last tables. We had one of their "posh butties" which was massive and v nice. Brilliant for drinkers, good selection. Food is consistently...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank JaseCork43
Alex T, Guest Relations Manager at The Sun Hotel & Bar (Dining), responded to this reviewResponded April 1, 2019

Hi Jase, Thank you for the brilliant review and your wonderful feedback, we're extremely pleased to know that you chose to drop by and have Saturday lunch at our restaurant. Glad to hear you enjoyed the food, drinks and atmosphere alongside the fact you like...More

Reviewed March 24, 2019 via mobile

Decided to go out with my father for Sunday lunch. Checked out Tripadvisor and chose this place. It wasn’t too busy which should maybe have warned us a little. It was bar service only so we ordered our food and waited........and waited. Apparently my husband...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank lancslass64
Alex T, Guest Relations Manager at The Sun Hotel & Bar (Dining), responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2019

Hi Ian, Thank you for choosing to stop by The Sun for Sunday lunch with your father and for taking the time to leave us a review alongside some actionable feedback. We're very sorry to hear that you had to wait for your food longer...More

Reviewed March 24, 2019

Called into the sun recently for breakfast with family. We were pleasantly surprised. The food was freshly cooked, the portion size more than ample and the ingredients were quality. Service was very good and the place was nice and quiet. I had two items from...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Carol K
Alex T, Guest Relations Manager at The Sun Hotel & Bar (Dining), responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2019

Hi Carol, It's always wonderful to hear when our customers enjoy the atmosphere, portion sizes and the quality ingredients of our food! Thank you for your review and kind words, we look forward to hosting you again soon.

Reviewed March 23, 2019 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch today as had studied the menu before getting to Lancaster earlier in the week. Wasn’t hugely hungry so opted for the posh butties and boy was it yummy and filling! Couldn’t finish all of it as there was so much and...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank GeekTastic87
Alex T, Guest Relations Manager at The Sun Hotel & Bar (Dining), responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2019

Hi, Thank you for choosing to stop by The Sun for Sunday lunch, we're delighted to hear you tried and enjoyed one of our butties. We're delighted you enjoyed the drinks selection and we hope you come back and try one of our boards, they're...More

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