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Sun Inn

€€ - €€€, British,
Main Street | Ullswater, Pooley Bridge, Penrith CA10 2NN, England
+44 17684 86205
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible7%
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“fish and chips” (63 reviews)
“salmon” (8 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Main Street | Ullswater, Pooley Bridge, Penrith CA10 2NN, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Called in here on the off chance that we could get a warm meal after a day of walking. It was great, we got to warm up by a log fire and had great, home cooked food. Definitely recommend.

Thank Gemma H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Typical pub food plenty of choice good value for money especially as free dessert with main course. Pleasant staff.

Thank Linda K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very welcoming and warm. Nice, classic pub food, good service: friendly efficient and fast. Enormous portions! Walkers and dogs are welcome in the bar area. Highly recommended, I will visit again.

Thank Liz B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a long rail journey l arrived late at night but for the friendly member of staff who welcomed me into the pub and showed me my room. Very cosy and clean with everything you need..and a good selection of pub food for lunch or...More

Thank jkdevon
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were trying to find somewhere to eat prior to 6:00 pm and were having some difficulty in this neck of the woods. We were told of this place it was then recommended by a local chap we met outside the pub. We went onto...More

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Eat at the Sun inn for two night whilst away in the lakes. We have a son with dietary needs so we mixed and matched the menu for him and the staff accommodated us really well and nothing was to much trouble.The food is excellent...More

Thank clare s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The staff, accommodation & food is second to none. Great location & easy access to wherever you wish in the Lakes. We love getting back here for a drink (or a few) in the bar with Cameron & rest of the staff. John & Jayne...More

Thank Alan B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Decent pub and pub food in the wonderful village of Pooley Bridge. Really wonderful staff and service.

Thank DaisyTurnip
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good pub food served by friendly staff. Fish and chips good portion size included pudding, good value. We stayed for the quiz which is free entry and good fun.

Thank booby1961
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely evening meal and drinks on a Saturday night, dining area had a log burner and was very cosy as it was minus 6 outside . Highly recommended.

Thank 66johno
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Questions & Answers
Gerrit N
5 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
6 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
3 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$10 - US$20
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
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
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
  • E-mail
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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