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The Sun Inn

Bassenthwaite, Keswick CA12 4QP, England
+44 17687 76439
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“curry” (12 reviews)
“lasagne” (10 reviews)
Closes in 8 min
16:00 - 20:45 Hours
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Bassenthwaite, Keswick CA12 4QP, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely local pub in the Lake District. Ambience and decor was cosy and warm, helped by the friendly staff and a real fire. The menu was not vast but there were some specials on and the meals we chose (steak pie and chips and...More

1  Thank Jill P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Second time we have been after staying in the area. Food was just as good as the first time, excellent value for money, lovely setting, family friendly pub. The steak and ale pie was 👌and the wife raved about her lamb shoulder. The sticky toffee...More

Thank inrafawetrust
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had seen this restaurant had good reviews so as we were staying nearby we decided to go there for tea. We had booked a table prior to arrival as this had been recommended and I too would recommend you doing this. It wasn’t busy...More

Thank KW1973
estelle b, Owner at The Sun Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review I remember you coming in hope to see you again

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were staying nearby for the weekend and stumbled across the pub. Lovely inside with very friendly staff and nice atmosphere. The pub was fairly busy but we managed to secure a table for 4 in order to get something to eat. The menu and...More

Thank chocolate06
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We called here for out tea around 5:30. The place was quite busy. Staff were friendly and helpful. We had a main course each. I have the steak and ale pie. It was a slice of pie and I’d highly recommend it. My wife had...More

Thank Z900dave
estelle b, Owner at The Sun Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review are pub Hope to see you again

Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

We were staying in the area (a five-ten minute drive away) and The Sun Inn was one of the local places to eat and drink that was recommended by the B&B owners. Having been stung with an excessive bill for distinctly average food at the...More

Thank icaANON
estelle b, Owner at The Sun Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2018

thank you so much for taking the time to review our pub hope to see you soon

Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

We were staying by the lake and had carried out prior to our stay places to visit and eat at. This place has some already nice reviews from both trip advisor and verbally. This place was warm and welcoming, the staff were absolutly brilliant, we...More

Thank Tony W
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

We visited the sun inn as were staying in nearby Bassenthwaite for my birthday weekend. It was the perfect place to eat on a cold evening - log fire, great drinks selection and lovely hearty food. Can highly recommend the sharing Camembert and meat lasagne....More

Thank manchestergirl893
Reviewed 29 January 2018

Called in the Sun Inn on a winters for an evening meal. The open fires was roaring away and this place has a great country pub cosy feel. We all enjoyed our meals. Thai fish cakes and suet dumplings

Thank goatsgruff2015
Reviewed 24 January 2018

Our family group were staying just up the road and having driven 130 miles we were looking for somewhere handy that could fit us in at short notice on a Saturday evening. Our daughter spoke to the Landlord who explained that they had a large...More

Thank Barneston5
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Questions & Answers
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.
29 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
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
  • Value
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
Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:45
17:30 - 20:30
16:00 - 20:45
16:00 - 20:45
16:00 - 20:45
16:00 - 20:45
16:00 - 20:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bassenthwaite, Keswick CA12 4QP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Keswick  >  Bassenthwaite
  • Phone Number: +44 17687 76439
  • E-mail
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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