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Sun Inn
Ranked #10 of 23 Hawkshead B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
62 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“good stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

great location to stay to use it as a base when travelling around the lakes away from hustle n bustle of the likes of windermere/bowness etc, staff very friendly and helpful, bedroom number 8 was very clean and comfortable and good breakfast too.

Room Tip: a great base to tarvel around the lakes
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank deefiep
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Bolton, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2013

Rooms great and very clean, comfy beds, food very good, excellent breakfast, big beer garden and excellent Jennings ale, friendly staff and good location for Ullswater. Highly recommend this place and will definitely stay here again when in the area

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Lichfield
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2013

We had a wonderful 3 day stay at the Sun. Our room was nicely decorated with good facilities and reflects the age of the building with a fabulous timber staircase to all floors. The bar had a great selection of local ales and some really good wines. The food was wonderful with an excellent choice for both meat eaters and vegetarians with the option of eating the restaurant, bar or outside area. The staff were extremely pleasant and welcoming and we would both recommend a stay here to anyone. Parking is free in the main town car park only a minute from the pub itself. We will certainly visit again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jo P
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2013

We have a caravan in Pooley Bridge, and we visited this pub for a meal a few weeks ago. The pub was spotlessly clean as always, the Jennings beer was fantastic, as always but most importantly the food was faultless. I had the pie and my other half had the gammon, and its safe to say its the best meal out that we've ever had. The food was cooked to perfection and the staff were very polite and friendly. Out of the three pubs in the village, The Sun is in a league of its own... I can't recommend it enough. Its worth travelling up there just to visit and have a meal... It was that good.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2013 via mobile

We booked for 2 nights as we were attending a wedding nearby and had a great stay. Yes they weren't the biggest rooms we had ever stayed in but it's a 17 century building for goodness sake ... What do folk expect????? It was ensuite, great location, free parking, comfortable beds lovely food and bar and the staff were the best, but remember there's a midnight curfew. We would certainly stay again. Many thanks for a lovely stay.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
85 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2013

We have just returned from a four night break at the sun, and it was just what we wanted. our room was bright and airy, fluffy towels and lots of hot water. the breakfast was well cooked, you pick what you want and its prepared when you arrive. the bar meals were good. large fresh haddock and tasty jewel of lamb were my favourites. the staff were friendly and helpful as was John the owner and the relief manager. one polite suggestion would be to install insect repelents in the dining rooms. well done all at the sun, we had a really relaxing break.

Room Tip: If you like people watching ask for a front location.
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  • Stayed August 2013, 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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Thank Dottie G
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2013

Would recommend. Good food and beer available in a well run inn (I visited before about three years ago and was impressed then).

Really good beer garden with a good climbing frame for children.

Food arrived quickly and was cooked well. Especially impressed given it was a busy Friday night.

Lots of staff on so tables were cleared and there was not a wait at the bar.
Best of all I forgot to collect my cash back, I phoned the following day and the manager was polite and resolved the issue. I think this shows the professionalism of the team in the Star.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank fastfried
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Additional Information about Sun Inn

Property: Sun Inn
Address: Main Street, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0NT, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside > Hawkshead
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Ski-In / Ski-Out Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 23 B&Bs / Inns in Hawkshead
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Sun Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the charming un-spoilt village of Hawkshead, our lovely 17th Century Inn has everything to offer those looking for an ideal break or holiday away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The Sun Inn will instantly charm you. It has a wealth of original features including open fires, historical wood paneling, exposed stone walls, and oak beams, and we pride ourselves on making all our guests feel at home. You will be warmly welcomed and our aim is to make your stay as enjoyable and comfortable as possible. ... more   less 
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Sun Hotel Hawkshead
Sun Inn Hawkshead, Lake District

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