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The Sun Inn

) #1 of 9 Restaurants in Hawkshead €€ - €€€ Bar, British, Pub
Main Street, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0NT, England
+44 15394 36236
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“curry” (10 reviews)
“linguine” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Main Street, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0NT, England
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1 - 10 of 484 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Stopped for lunch whilst out for the day at Lake Windemere. Food was priced as expected with most main meals a little over £10. However portion sizes were more than enough and the pasta dish had plenty of chicken and chorizo. You would not need...More

3  Thank andydolan2016
Reviewed 6 days ago

had lunch in the bar and staff friendly, nice choice on the menu and would have gone back to eat if we had stayed longer.

2  Thank daisy_hippy
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying in a local B&B (Walker ground) and had a very enjoyable evening meal here with friends. Lovely choice of food, with quick, friendly service.

2  Thank Michelle P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the Sun whilst having a pit stop at Hawkshead on a rainy day. All had the soup and sarnie which was good value for money and very tasty. Would recommend.

2  Thank kirsty l
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

popped in saturday night for beer festival, great bands on. very friendly landlord. great choice of drinks

2  Thank Carolinegary_11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for two nights having a twin room with breakfast. - room clean and good quality - Tea and coffee facilities - The pub is in the heart of the village - Food in the pub excellent - Staff very polite and helpful...More

2  Thank AndieAndyxxxx
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent one night here. Was a very nice stay. The room was very nice with a good shower and toilet. Staff were very friendly. Food was excellent and we'll presented. Would recommend this hotel.

3  Thank Gerard D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Firstly, how this place gets 4.5 stars on tripadvisor is beyond me.... it's a drinking pub that does food in my opinion. Although it does claim to have gluten free options on tripadvisor, in reality it was just a case of us picking something already...More

5  Thank laurenkelsey21
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The lunchtime sandwiches are fantastic. Fill your (walking) boots! Just share the chips otherwise you'll feel guilty for leaving some.

2  Thank Andrew W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent a few days in Hawkshead and after visiting a couple of pubs decided to eat here. We were not disaapointed!! Pigeon starter was excellent, and the main course of Turbot was delicious. The service was good and the staff were pleasant and helpful -...More

3  Thank Ian W
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Joan I
Menu? Can't seem to find a link to it 🤔
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
Are you dog friendly and if so can we book a table to eat with our dog?
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
Hi can we pre book a table, it would be in March also do you do a Sunday lunch Thank you
28 January 2015|
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Response from suninnHawkshead | Property representative |
Yes, booking is advisable and 'yes' we do Sunday lunch too, normally have two choices of meat, and it is served from 12pm- 2.30pm. Hope to see you soon.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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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