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The Sun Inn

Bassenthwaite CA12 4QP, England
+44 17687 76439
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Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“curry” (11 reviews)
“nachos” (4 reviews)
“gammon” (8 reviews)
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CUISINES
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Bassenthwaite CA12 4QP, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous food and ale! We were made to feel welcome in this old world pub. The service was great and the food hearty, warm and delicious

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estelle b, Owner at The Sun Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. and your service was great we pride ourselves on making everyone welcome. hope to see you again

Reviewed 1 week ago

A super find. Plenty of tables outside or in. We did book though and it was a Saturday evening and very busy. The menu was varied and quite traditional. The food was delicious. I had the vegetarian pie and it was so tasty.

Thank janetj122017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed with friends locally for a week early August. We used this pub as our 'local' several times through our stay. I would love to write a glowing review for such a charming village pub but unfortunately I can't :( absolute appalling customer service from...More

3  Thank sallylou878
estelle b, Owner at The Sun Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

thank you for taking the time to review my pub. sorry but I think you might have reviewed the wrong pub!! if you look at previous reviews we pride ourselves on fantastic service and I'm very confident we do. we are a small business and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely quaint pub in a lovely location in the village. Good range of food, we both had the steak and chips and our son had the giant fish finger. All a massive hit. Only downside I think is the price - cost us £65 for...More

Thank ManchesterChuffer
estelle b, Owner at The Sun Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

thank you for your review our prices reflect the quality of our food which is all locally sourced. we are in the national park and we are on par with all local pubs a child's meal is reasonably priced at £4.50 and the steak will...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived after a very long "1 mile" journey to find all the tables were reserved at 5.00pm! However, we were given a table which was not required until 7pm. Very off putting to have reserved on all the tables - we could so easily have...More

1  Thank sjedfoot
estelle b, Owner at The Sun Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

thank you for your review as you can appreciate we have all tables reserved this time of year (height of the season) if a table has been booked by a customer who has rang and reserved it!!! , that party has priority if we can...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really nice evening eating al fresco in the sun at the Sun! Excellent service and food served in really good time considering how busy they were. 3 of us absolutely enjoyed this place and the interior looked interesting too. Great for food and for service...More

Thank Clive B
estelle b, Owner at The Sun Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

thank you so much for your review hope to see you again

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First the really good things: brilliant and reasonably priced beer, some really good food, friendly and efficient staff and a good atmosphere....... But - my wife has the suet steak & kidney - the suet was not soft and the vegetables were slightly overlooked. (...More

1  Thank John R
estelle b, Owner at The Sun Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

thank you so much for your review on our pub sorry that the suet pud was not the best (did anyone ask you if your meals where ok?) none of our veg is left kept warm its done to order. glad you enjoyed the veggie...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great meal at this lovely pub friendly staff and reasonable prices. Will definitely visit again on our next trip this way

Thank claireworth27
estelle b, Owner at The Sun Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. And will be great to see you again

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Called in here one Friday night without booking, they were quite busy but managed to fit us in, very nice pub and great beer, food was good and reasonably priced, will eat here again, quite popular so I would advise booking at the weekends.

Thank Tim L
estelle b, Owner at The Sun Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for a great review Good to see you again

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely meal at the sun last Saturday (8th Jul) the staff were great and very welcoming and the food was hearty n tasty just what we needed after a long walk. I would absolutely return but next time I would bring my...More

1  Thank LeighandPaul
estelle b, Owner at The Sun Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review Glad everything was great for your visit And can't wait to welcome you back

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howitzer999
26 December 2016|
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Response from neesa03 | Reviewed this property |
I haven't been there on New Year's Eve so I'm not aware. They are a pub so there's a good chance they're open late.
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Willow8
30 July 2016|
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Response from estelle b | Property representative |
yes that is correct we have very few people in lunch times we tried it on a number of occasion's and found it wasn't worth it paying extra staff and a chef for maybe 4 or 5 people sorry
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JanetteGudgeon
14 July 2016|
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Response from LSJFB18 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Absolutely. Dogs are allowed through out the pub. But as would expect they need to be on lead. Free dog biscuits on the bar and water available Pub does get busy so when you book please advise if you have a dog then... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 20:45
Monday
17:30 - 20:30
Tuesday
16:00 - 20:45
Wednesday
16:00 - 20:45
Thursday
16:00 - 20:45
Friday
16:00 - 20:45
Saturday
16:00 - 20:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bassenthwaite CA12 4QP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Bassenthwaite
  • Phone Number: +44 17687 76439
  • E-mail
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
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