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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)
“the pub” (66 reviews)
“landlord” (27 reviews)
Open Now
16:00 - 20:45All hours
CUISINES
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Bassenthwaite CA12 4QP, England
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1 - 10 of 359 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

We were lucky enough to book for Sunday lunch as we were staying locally. Superb roast with plenty of fresh vegetables and pudding's to die for. So impressed we came back during the week again. Recommend the roast and the gammon steak. Staff very pleasant...More

Thank brendalesley
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A welcome awaits at the Sun Inn, traditional pub grub with lovely local hand pulled beers. The Thai green curry (traditional?) was a bit bland but the steak pie was hearty and fulsome washed down with some proper ale. Worth a visit if nearby.More

Thank MikMangler
estelle b, Owner at The Sun Inn, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

hi thanks for your review sorry the thai (red) curry wasn't to your taste it is cooked to traditional recipe. and yes we do cater for as many different people as we can on one menu. which include gluten free,vegan,vegetarian we have a lot of...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Very friendly, helpful and polite staff. Lovely food and possibly the BEST cheesecake I've ever had! Lovely traditional country pub which is dog friendly!

Thank Nixterbears
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 4 nights in a cottage a mile from the Sun Inn last week and ate there each evening, we had excellent meals every time, the staff were very friendly and welcoming, particularly to our lab puppy. I would book a table though as...More

Thank Gary P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely Sunday lunch in the sunshine, fish chips an mushy peas the best I've had in years. Great dog friendly pub with efficient staff.

Thank jane a
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently visited the Sun Inn during a family break to the Lake District, and we chose here on the strength of some reviews and our first 2 choices being fully booked. My partner and I ordered the sharing nachos to start, and they were...More

Thank moiphy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Vist here every time we are camping its a lovley little village pub serving lovley food and drinks at a reasonable price. When the weather is nice there are tables outside to enjoy the weather.

Thank Claire A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great time had at the Sun Inn. Beautiful little pub that served pretty good food. Thanks for having us.

Thank DCThumper
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Five of us all enjoyed our various meals in a warm and welcoming Inn. Its only a short drive out from Keswick and well worth the trip. Nice beer as well....

Thank Dave-Maria
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just been tonight had a wonderful chicken tikka masala. Monday curry night. Great service atmosphere and excellent value. Also had the mango cheesecake yummy. This was recommended by our B&B very handy just a mile away. Booking recommended we had the last table available.

Thank Mandy M
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howitzer999
I was wondering what time the pub was open till on New Year's Eve. Thanks
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
Hello are the opening hours shown up to date? we are staying in the village at the beginning of September and was surprised to see that you don't open on lunchtimes except on a Sunday.
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
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JanetteGudgeon
Do you allow dogs in any part of your pub?
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, Validated Parking
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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