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“Fantastic lake district pub for humans and dogs!”
Review of The Sun Inn

The Sun Inn
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Pub
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: we are dog friendly and child friendly with a choice of home cooked meals from burgers to steak pies to light salads, gluten free choices on our menu and Monday night is curry night ( also providing full menu) specials provided daily and lovely desserts to tempt you
Reviewed March 21, 2013

We have just come back from four days in BassenthwAite and our cottage was opposite the Sun Inn, it's a great pub, really friendly landlord. The first time we went in it was like crufts, dog friendly. The beer is good and we ate Sunday lunch which was very good. This pub made our holiday as it was the perfect place to come back to after a long walk

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1  Thank Borobird68
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Reviewed February 22, 2013

this place is like an oasis at the bottom of skiddaw, the beer was in fine form, i had jennings cumberland ale and my partner had the cocker hoop, also available was jennings bitter. the landlord was friendly and the regulars were so nice they even gave us a lift back to our hotel! we didn't eat here but it all looked very nice and the menu looked good. nice and warm by the real coal fire. will return when in the area.

2  Thank SCFC_Parky
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Reviewed November 16, 2012 via mobile

Having read previous reviews, we weren't sure what to expect, but we were staying in Bassenthwaite and we like to use local services when we're away. So we went and came back twice more.
We therefore had a good sample of six meals between us. They were all good, honest pub meals. They were served quickly by friendly people. The portion size was good (and I am a glutton!). It was well cooked, the vegetables were fresh and there was a good choice in the menu.
The beer was also good. Despite it being a quiet time of year, there were two hand-pulled ales that were both well presented.
The bills for meals and drink were what I would expect to pay in the Lake District.
So after our experience, I would recommend the Sun Inn. It does what it says on the tin. And that's what you want!

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3  Thank Andrew_B1410
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Reviewed September 30, 2012

Loved the log fire after our walk up Skiddaw!!!
And the selection of 4 different Jennings beers made the visit worth our while. Thank you.

2  Thank francaiseNorthwest
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Reviewed August 23, 2012

The beer we chose tasted off, but the less than charismatic waitress was reluctant to change it. It could be a great place in a fantastic setting but unfortunately it is rather runned down, and the staff very unfriendly. Great shame !

14  Thank Mapsie_D
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