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“Good beer, but don't sit outside.” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Sun Coniston

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The Sun Coniston
Ranked #5 of 6 Hotels in Coniston
Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Good beer, but don't sit outside.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2014

Returning from a walk in Coppermines valley, you naturally want a nice drink in the nearest pub, which is The Sun. The beer is good, but the garden furniture is dangerously rotten. The attached photo showed what happened to me! No law suit for compensation on this occasion, but it was a nasty shock when it collapsed under me. Though it did amuse onlookers. A quick look at other tables and chairs showed that many of them are rotten.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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cheshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2014

Just returned from a 4 day break walking with 6 friends. Room and bathroom very spacious.
Landlord, bar staff, waitresses and maid very friendly. Special mention to Nathan the new chef who had started 2 weeks previously who went out of his way to provide excellent off menu food for us. Items off the specials board I can recommend are: belted Galloway burger, slow roast belly pork with crackling (melt in the mouth) and Balmoral Chicken ( stuffed with haggis and whisky, very tasty but not overpowered). Starters off the normal menu: hot smoked salmon and pork hock terrine ( watch out for the very hot mustard served with it). The food was so good we ate in every night rather than sample elsewhere in Coniston. Also worthy of mention are the well kept real ales (recommend Loweswater and Bluebird) and the wine list- we finished off the Murietta, well worth trying if back in stock.

Room Tip: Room 4 vey spacious with huge bathroom and corner bath
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank peterkarole
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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2014

I have been visiting the sun hotel for many many years & have always found the owners Sharon & alan to be very friendly, helpful & go out of their way to accommodate. the hotel is very clean & comfortable, the food is lovely & all made fresh to order, so waiting that extra few minutes isn't a problem. the staff are all friendly & bar is warm & inviting especially on a cold winters evening.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank clairenabbie
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Bruaromg
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

This hotel was the worst place we stayed in in the uk. The bathroom was very grubby, there was mould all through the shower and the water glasses in the room had not been washed from the previous people! Went to turn on the shower and the hot water didn't work! The bed also had a funny smell. The owner also tried to charge us more than the quoted price. The food was ok, not great.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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8 Thank Kate M
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Travelers are raving about these Coniston hotels

Durham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2014

We have just returned from a stay at the Sun Hotel in Coniston and can only say how pleased we were. The Staff were very friendly & nothing was a problem,they were very helpful and accommodating. The room was very clean & comfortable.
The Bar area hosts an open coal fire, which added to the excellent ambiance of the Pub area.
The evening meal we had was delicious and very reasonably priced.
We would recommend staying at this Hotel to anyone, as we would certainly do again, and are looking forward to our next visit.
Well done the management & staff of the Sun, you are onto a winner, as we have experienced you have everything right !

Room Tip: Room 3 which we stayed in had beautiful views over Coniston village & the surrounding hills &...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Andrew C
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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2014 via mobile

Called in here a few times whilst staying at caravan club site down the road , lovely pub selection of real ales and allow dogs in , the landlady was very helpful lit the fire for us and even charged my phone up x going back in April x see you then .

Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Thank mishyloo
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Penrith, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2014

It is not often i would write a review on tripadvisor but our recent experience at The Sun Inn in Coniston defiantly merits one. Food fantastic and Marcus the chef could not have been more helpful. Always great to see someone so proud of what they do. Young Kyle working behind the bar provided a top class service to our group and shone enthusiasm. Sharon the landlady is probably one of the friendliest and nicest person we have ever met in a Lake District business - well done you for really going out of your way to look after your clients. We will be back and in the meantime we would not hesitate to recommend others to go and experience the exceptional customer care that we received.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jason B
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Property: The Sun Coniston
Address: Coniston LA21 8HQ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Duddon Valley > Coniston
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Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Ranked #5 of 6 Hotels in Coniston
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Number of rooms: 10
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