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Sun Inn Restaurant

€€ - €€€, British,
Main Street, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0NT, England
+44 15394 36236
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“burger” (40 reviews)
“chorizo” (10 reviews)
“fish and chips” (35 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 3 days ago

we had the Whitebait which was freash and very good, we tried their corn-fed chicken which was okay and their fish and chips. the portions were good particularly the fish and chips was a high plate. good value for money. service was very good.

Thank Travelfather59
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We phoned a week in advance to book our table for 11 plus dog (also to book to watch footy on tv!). The manager and staff couldn’t do enough to accommodate us arranging for appropriate seating to TV in the bar area and by the...More

1  Thank 7Stephen1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Roaring fire, great food, lovely atmosphere, great service, set right in the heart of Hawkshead. Ditch the TV screen with unflattering photos of your rooms though! I can do better photos for you! But the TV thing is just tacky.

Thank JTNTLancs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Alex came to the rescue when we needed a room for the night after a room we had booked was cancelled due to a burst pipe.. Room was lovely and comfy. The food was AMAZING. Would definitely recommend staying here and eating an evening meal...More

Thank blackhutch
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had dinner twice at this popular pub during a short break in the Lakes. Good service on both occasions. Particularly liked the menu choices and flavour combinations. Good value for well prepared food.

Thank Christine H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Start with the good points, the food was excellent on our visit on the 29/03 and we had the Lamb Henry on mash with broccoli which was gorgeous and the Mrs had pork loin which she said was very good. We also had the cheese...More

Thank Riley044
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just back from two days staying at the Sun Inn in Hawksford. Lovely room....no 8 ....twin beds which can be made into a double too they were extremely comfortable. Tea and coffee in the room good kettle. Plenty of plugs for charging pads and phones....More

Thank Sue R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked for a group of 8 over Easter weekend. Good email communication from Alex, all ready for us to be seated July the booked time. Food is unexpectedly different...not the average pub grub. More on the fine dining side...small but good menu, starters average £10...More

Thank louandtone
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

8 of us Dined last Saturday and the ambience, attentiveness and standard of food was all excellent. We were welcomed back as returning customers, table was ready at the allotted time and we all left full and happy.

Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had 3 Sunday Lunches & a Chicken Fajita. Soup was Brocolli, Stilton & barley which was delicious, but could have been hotter. The lunches were very nice, properly cooked veg, but the beef was a little tough. Nice service & a very good selection...More

Thank Ian P
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Katherine D
23 September 2017|
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Response from suninnHawkshead | Property representative |
Hello, sorry for late reply-we haven't received notification until now. Yes, we serve Sunday lunch 12pm-8pm. I would highly recomend to book as we tend to be fill up pretty quick. Kind regards, Vita Manager
Joan I
8 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
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, 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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