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Sun Inn Restaurant

Main Street, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0NT, England
+44 15394 36236
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“curry” (10 reviews)
“linguine” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Main Street, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0NT, England
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Reviewed yesterday

The night we had dinner here, was our last evening in the Pooley Bridge area. It was nice to sit in this old historic building and enjoy a great meal. Our choice turned out to be wonderful. Well done, Sun Inn. Love from Canada!

Thank Ontheroadagain416
Reviewed yesterday

Tried a few in the village but this was the most welcoming and price was average, bar was full but was able to get a table, service quick and bar staff very friendly

Thank philboden
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Luckily we booked a table in advance for tea on a Wednesday night as it was packed. We soon realised why as the food and service was excellent. It is a bit on the pricey side but you don't mind as the food is great...More

Thank Bargainhunter6
Reviewed 5 days ago

Nice pub with friendly staff and really good evening meal. Staff attentive and good quality roast dinner- definitely recommend it!

Thank maffewandmaru2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

The sun inn welcomes pets thankfully - there are area for both pet loves and non pet lovers food was excellent and served in a timely manner.

1  Thank Ann-Mariea B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We called here for early dinner before meeting friends. I ordered broccoli and Stilton soup. When it arrived I was given leek and potato soup which I do not like as they had run out of my choice. I asked for goats cheese soufflé instead...More

2  Thank GRA55
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We popped in here for a few drinks lovely ambience however all the tables were reserved for meals which was a bit of a bind for those just wanting a drink. Luckily it was nice enought to sit outside so we were ok. We liked...More

1  Thank Helen008
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The family booked a meal here whilst staying in Hawkshead. Sittings at 6.00 pm and 8.00 pm - I found 6.00 too early and 8.00 too late so would prefer a more flexible booking approach. Having said that, we were seated quickly, the staff were...More

2  Thank glenys602
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited with 9 friends and found them more than able to handle everyones requirements. The food was very good and everyone served at the same time.

1  Thank Girl-Friday56
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well recommended best to book though. Good food and comprehensive menu, best in Hawkshead. Recommend the lamb shoulder if you like meat.

1  Thank Joe P
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Katherine D
24 September 2017|
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Response from ptb0706 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. It’s open all year around. I would book a table as it can get busy
Joan I
9 March 2017|
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Response from john p | Reviewed this property |
yes have just found it,type sun inn hawkshead and go to evening time and click that up pops a menu ok
7 September 2016|
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Response from Adele K | Reviewed this property |
Hi, there were quite a few dogs in there when we visited, so yes they are very dog friendly. They have a separate eating area in the bar away from the main restaurant where you can dine with your dogs
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0NT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside  >  Hawkshead
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 36236
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