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The Sun Inn
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Reviewed March 19, 2014

This was our second stay here, first for one night and this time for two nights. We love the location, food and rooms! Very comfy and large bed and massive bath in room 10. Stayed on dinner, bed and breakfast and we very highly recommend this B&B

Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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SunInnKirkbyLonsdale, Manager at The Sun Inn, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2014

Thank you very much for coming to stay with us a second time - we look forward to seeing you for your third!

All the best

Nick

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Reviewed March 18, 2014

This really is a gem of a place. We have stayed in Kirkby Lonsdale for many years now and we always call in to The Sun Inn either for drinks or to sample their excellent food. This time we were lucky enough to stay for the night and it didn't disappoint. The place just oozes class from walking in to leaving. The staff are warm and welcoming and the whole aura of the place is pleasant and cosy. They seem to have thought of literally everything to make your stay complete, right from a complimentary chilled bottle of bubbly in our room upon arrival right down to a a doggy bowl, biscuits and towel for our cocker spaniel Sally. The room we stayed in was a standard room which was quite small but had everything we needed and more, they had made good use to make it feel quite spacious but yet compact if you get my drift. They've even got a rack on the wall containing different sizes of Wellies that guests can use just in case you've forgot to bring some suitable walking footwear! We actually booked dinner, bed and breakfast and I've got to say that the meal we had at night was fantastic. All in all you can't go wrong here and if anyone has anything they can find to complain about then there must be something wrong with them! We can't wait to return again hopefully in the very near future.

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SunInnKirkbyLonsdale, Owner at The Sun Inn, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2014

Thank you so so much for this lovely review. Lucy & I are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and that all the little bits we provide didn't go unnoticed - we do hope to welcome you back to the Sun and that weather permitted you won't need to borrow any wellies!

Warm regards

Mark

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Reviewed March 18, 2014

We chose the Sun Inn for our silver wedding anniversary as we wanted a little bit of luxury without staying somewhere stuffy - the Sun Inn really delivered. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel most welcome by Steve and although had arrived earlier than expected were not made to feel a nuisance but encouraged to sit in the bar, reading the newspapers and enjoy a complimentary coffee each whilst the finishing touches were made to our room.
We had Room 7 which overlooks the Church and found the view from our bedroom window lovely and did not find the Church bells intrusive at all - but earplugs are provided just in case. The room was very nicely furnished with a very comfortable bed and the bathroom was really luxurious. Nice touches were fresh milk in the room with home made biscuits, huge towelling robes and toiletries from a local supplier.
We ate in the restaurant in the evening and the food was superb, each of the 4 courses delicious and imaginative. Breakfast next morning was also very good. The complimentary hot drinks are also a really nice touch.
The Sun inn has a lot to recommend it however what really makes it shine is it's staff - everyone we encountered was very friendly and helpful. A special mention must go to Steve, the Manager, who was on duty the whole time we stayed there and never seemed to stop for a moment but always had a smile and time for a chat - he really does have a gift for making guests feel very welcome and is a great asset to the Inn.
The only bad thing about the Sun Inn is leaving it!
Rob & Michelle

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SunInnKirkbyLonsdale, Manager at The Sun Inn, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2014

Thank you ever so much for your lovely comments, you are welcome back to the Sun Inn anytime!!

It was a pleasure to meet you and I do hope we can look after you again at the Sun Inn - perhaps for 26th Wedding Annviersary!

All the best

Steve

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Reviewed March 18, 2014

I stayed for two nights at The Sun Inn and from the moment I walked in the staff (Becky in particular) were friendly, welcoming, helpful and efficient without being intrusive; nothing was too much trouble. My room was beautifully appointed and very comfortable; little things like a small flask of fresh milk on the hospitality tray, (rather than those awful small plastic pots of UHT milk), the china mug and complimentary perfume "tester" from the local shop, make a big difference. Oh, and the showerhead the size of a plate! The bed and pillows were comfortable, the towels were thick and fluffy and bed linen crisp and white.

The food was of an exceptional standard and well presented with plenty of choice for breakfast. Whilst the tables were not laid with a cloth, the starched napkin, silver cutlery and spotlessly clean glassware were synonymous of the obvious high standards of the owners.

The only reason I haven't given five stars for the location is the lack of car parking. Although there are a few car parks within easy walking distance for which the Inn gives you a permit, obviously on-site parking would be better - however, there isn't space, so unloading your luggage, then parking a short walk away is the only option.

Had the weather been better, I would like to have stayed another night (although I have a feeling they were fully booked), but would definitely return and recommend The Sun Inn to friends looking for a base to see the Yorkshire Dales or the southern Lake District.

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SunInnKirkbyLonsdale, Manager at The Sun Inn, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2014

Thank you so much for coming to stay with us and thank you for this lovely review, I will personally pass on your comments to Becky.

We hope to welcome you back in the future.

Kind regards
Steve

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Reviewed March 15, 2014

We have just spent a weekend at the sun and they could not be more welcoming to us or our dog Pickles. The food was fab, room really well equipped with some lovely body products and staff were fab. If you are going to Kirkby Lonsdale with you dog look no further than the sun.

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SunInnKirkbyLonsdale, Manager at The Sun Inn, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2014

Thank you very much for coming to stay with us and for writing such a lovely review.

Kind regards

Nick

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Reviewed March 15, 2014

My husband and I stayed for two nights with another couple and had an excellent mini-break. The rooms were well appointed and very comfortable although our superior rooms were slightly on the small side but this is unavoidable because of the age of the building. The staff were, without exception, professional, efficient, pleasant and attentive. Nothing was too much trouble - the service was faultless. And the food .... fantastic. The menu was imaginative and the food beautifully served. The added touch of complementary tea and coffee served at any time for residents in the bar was very enjoyable. If returning to that area, we would definitely stay again at The Sun Inn. Kirkby Lonsdale itself is a lovely little town with lots of great independent shops.

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SunInnKirkbyLonsdale, Front Office Manager at The Sun Inn, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2014

Thank you to you and your friends for coming to stay with us - it really sounds like you were charmed by our little town.

We would love to welcome you all back to the Sun Inn and to Kirkby Lonsdale.

All the best

Sarah

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Reviewed March 14, 2014

We had a brilliant time. The staff were welcoming and friendly. Our bedroom was beautifully furnished with lots of complimentary goodies. The food was top class and reasonably priced. We had initially booked in for two nights but loved the place so much that we stayed an extra night. Kirby Lonsdale is an ideal place to stay as there is so much to see in the area. We can't wait to return to The Sun Inn.

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SunInnKirkbyLonsdale, Front Office Manager at The Sun Inn, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2014

Hello...

Thank for this great review - we look forward to seeing you in September!!

Best wishes

Sarah

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Additional Information about The Sun Inn

Address: 6 Market Street, Kirkby Lonsdale LA6 2AU, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Kirkby Lonsdale
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Kirkby Lonsdale
Price Range: $136 - $251 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The five star Sun Inn in the heart of Kirkby Lonsdale offers a luxury blend of old and new; traditional Lake District warmth of a 17th century inn with flag stone and oak floors, old beams and roaring log fires combined with stylish contemporary restaurant and deluxe hotel bedrooms. Situated on the edge of the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and Forest of Bowland, it is accessible to some of Englands finest scenery. ... more   less 
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