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Sun Inn

) #3 of 6 Restaurants in Pooley Bridge $$ - $$$ , British,
Main Street | Ullswater, Pooley Bridge, Penrith CA10 2NN, England
+44 17684 86205
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible7%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Main Street | Ullswater, Pooley Bridge, Penrith CA10 2NN, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great dinner at this pub, we asked around town which pub had the best pub grub and were recommended this place. Excellent fish and chips

Thank Laurahillcrest
Reviewed 6 days ago

The place looked redecorated, we were made to feel very welcome and enjoyed a good meal with drinks from a bistro type menu.

Thank RCGilfillan
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovey pub. It has great seating area outside and play area for children. We got seated in the restaurant. The food was delicious. Lovely clean place. The staff are friendly and the table down from us was the owner, dinning with his...More

1  Thank Jacqui G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just had a pot of tea at the bar . There is a nice outside area , the menu is basic and the interior of the pub does not have much character . If you want good food then Sharrow Bay provides the best...More

Thank JRP-Bkk
Reviewed 1 week ago

called in for lunch after taking our grandson on the steamer. He wanted to go to a playground as it was a long trip where he had nothing to do. knew the Sun had a little play area so went there. It was a busy...More

Thank TripMember03312015
Reviewed 1 week ago

Provides a service to the public.Nothing special all much the same in this areaThe staff are excellent Prices very high this is due to public presence.Make it while the sun shines is the motto in most of these areas

Thank amclaren213
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having spent the morning hiking we were ready for a proper pub lunch and that's exactly what we got! There are plenty of places to eat in Pooley Bridge and we had actually entered another pub on the High Street but, with a Toddler in...More

Thank selliscole
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a long trek through the fells, a good place to stop for sustenance, especially the Jennings Ale selection. They serve from midday and the food is good fare and generous. Friendly staff and you can take your children into the big garden to play...More

Thank Rob W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A bit disappointed with the service and selection of lagers. Most of them out of stock. Know better places in the Lakes

Thank olku2000
Jane M, Owner at Sun Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Believe this review is about a different establishment as we carry 3 lagers Peroni, Estrella Damm and Carling non of which we have ever run out in the 7 yrs in our hands as owners.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went on a Wednesday evening for dinner based on previous trip advisor ratings. The pub was very quiet with one barman serving someone. No meet and greet arrangement. We found a table in the carpeted bar and then had a short wait at the bar...More

Thank EnochOllier
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Questions & Answers
Gerrit N
6 July 2017|
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Response from Jane M | Property representative |
My apologies for not responding sooner. Our chefs are able to create any meals that will satisfy those that are lactose intolerant to the coeliacs. We do however require a little notice and preferably a list of ingredients... More
Laura F
7 April 2017|
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Response from Jane M | Property representative |
Hi. We don't have sky only BT Sports so we do show some games
4 November 2016|
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Response from Jane M | Property representative |
Hi. If you go on our website suninnpooleybridge there is a menu of the food we do. Hope this helps. Thanks
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$18
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street | Ullswater, Pooley Bridge, Penrith CA10 2NN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Eden District  >  Penrith  >  Pooley Bridge
  • Phone Number: +44 17684 86205
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The Inn was converted from a row of cottages in the 1700s by the original proprietor Edward Richardson. Since then the Inn has changed hands several times, and was taken over in May 2010 by John & Jane McGuire. The Sun is a family run establishment. Sunny by name and by nature, this is one of the most friendly and cheery hostelries in the region. It is a sizeable whitewashed building with grey framed windows, which in summer are draped with vibrantly coloured hanging baskets. Inside, the decor is simple and warm with low beamed ceilings, wooden tables and chairs and wood paneled walls and bar. It has a spacious beer garden and a grassy area at the rear with a fantastic wooden childrens play fort. It also has its own car park, which is strictly for patrons. The Sun Inn is renowned for its Real Ales and has been awarded the Cask Marque and features in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide. We offer a wide range of local ales and a constantly changing guest ale and for the non ale drinker there are lagers and stouts.
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