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Sun Inn Restaurant

€€ - €€€, British,
Main Street, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0NT, England
+44 15394 36236
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish and chips” (43 reviews)
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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 via mobile

Have passed by to often, bad mistake!, looks can be deceiving, quite large in side with a modern bar that works quite well with the old world charm of the seating area, good Hawkshead beer Patsi passed on this one so l only had the...More

1  Thank jayram1
suninnHawkshead, Front Office Manager at Sun Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for your lovely review! Maybe next time you're in the area you could visit again and taste some dishes from our new menu! I hope you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back soon Kind regards Gabriella

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was a great choice for a Saturday evening. They were able to seat us despite there being a big group in, and the bar area we were in seemed just as nice as the main restaurant. We ordered the trio of sausages and the...More

Thank mattmcgold
suninnHawkshead, Front Office Manager at Sun Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello mattmcgold, Thank you for your lovely review. I am so pleased to see that you enjoyed your meal with us! We look forward to welcoming you back again Kind regards Gabriella

Reviewed 6 days ago

We make regular visits to the Lake District each year often for long weekends but we also do at least two one week cottage holidays. We visited for a week in May 2018 and we had regular meals in the Sun Inn located on Main...More

Thank Joan D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walked up the Old Man and ran into a hailstone storm on the at back down. So we were wet and cold but the Sun Inn came to our rescue. Great beer, fabulous stove burner and plenty of seating. Great atmosphere - very welcoming. The...More

1  Thank Simon L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been with my partner 4 years now we been abroad and also Lake District previous but when we left here tonight we both agreed it’s best food we have had anywhere we been it was amazing the perfect night. Thank you

Thank Lee D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visted this lovely restaurant on a quick visit to hawkshead in search of a Sunday lunch. We had a choice of lamb or beef Sunday roast and it was absolutely brilliant. The food was just brilliant and all 5 of us completely cleared our plates!...More

Thank Bethan E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After reading reviews we booked to eat here. It was good that dogs are welcome and it’s a cosy little place, but the food was not great. We were looking forward to a lovely Sunday roast given previous reviews ...... it was far from lovely....More

Thank Sarah S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed in Hawkshead for a week and visited the Sun Inn on 3 occasions. The bar and restaurant areas were very clean, staff very friendly and helpful. We ate here on two visits and the food was excellent both times. Selection of beer and wines...More

Thank lee t
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My meal was really nice, I had the fish and chips, which was one of the freshest fish I have had in a long time....will go back again..

Thank Stella60_10
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Me and the family came to the Sun Inn on a weekday and it was packed! Luckily we booked a table in the window. The food was delicious and the wine recommendation was the perfect choice. This pub is dog friendly and the staff are...More

Thank misssophiescott602
suninnHawkshead, Front Office Manager at Sun Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for you lovely review! I will pass on your kind words to the staff. We look forward to welcoming you back again. Thanks Gabriella

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Questions & Answers
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
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
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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