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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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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Main Street, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0NT, England
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1 - 10 of 662 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Found this pub for a lunch brake ,had an excellent ploughman’s sandwich ,and good pot of .very enjoyable ,friendly and very welcoming couple of young men ,will deffinately visit again if we come back to the area .

Thank Glyn J
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We returned here having enjoyed a great meal last year. We weren’t disappointed. We had a fantastic early evening meal. I had the hake as my main course having had a similar dish previously. It was brilliant with an amazing sauce. My partner had a...More

1  Thank 2015Lil
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been open here for many years and drink in the excellent beers and even been to a wedding and funeral function here I found originally from Hawkshead but I have to admit I was very impressed with the food and beers on offer...More

Thank 43davidthomson
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate here twice during a week away in August. Nice atmosphere, good pub food at a fair price (for the Lake District), decent beers. Large gin selection which is good if that’s your thing. Set apart from other pubs as it is brighter inside and...More

Thank Fraserpealing88
Reviewed 1 week ago

Location as per advertisement photo. Clean toilets. Nice location friendly staff Reasonably priced drinks and food

Thank John P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A large group of us visited for a beer during a bike ride. The staff were welcoming considering there were lots of us with lots of bikes! The selection of beers was good too!

1  Thank Linds H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped into Hawkshead whilst camping at Low Wray. Had a look round the village then had lunch at this fantastic quirky pub. The onion rings are absolutely yummy (and massive) and the sandwiches lovely and fresh and full of filling! Stop in for a pint...More

1  Thank catmandu2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice food and a nice service. If you want to get nice service and good food get out of bowness and get to hawkshead

1  Thank Vale461988
suninnHawkshead, Front Office Manager at Sun Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Vale461988, Thank you for your lovely review. We pride ourselves on making our customers happy. We hope to welcome you back again (before and after the ski season) Kind regards Sun Inn team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

4 of use had starters main and drinsk came to £105. the steak was lean and no fat on it. top class food and a nice pint!

2  Thank pkeane82
suninnHawkshead, Front Office Manager at Sun Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We hope to welcome you back soon. Kind regards Sun Inn team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited The Sun many times. The food is fantastic with a varied menu including several vegetarian choices which are some of the best I’ve ever tasted. The staff are very welcoming,friendly and hard working. The range of gins is mouth watering! We’ve been...More

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

Hello Sally M, It is so lovely to see such a lovely review! I am so pleased that you enjoyed your meal with us! All of our staff try their hardest to make everyone's experience with us a happy one. We hope to welcome you...More

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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
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
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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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