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The Sun Inn

Certificate of Excellence
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Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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Winchester Rd A30, Basingstoke RG25 2DJ, England
+44 1256 397234
12:00 - 15:00
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food, beautifully presented not pretentious, simply delicious. The service was relaxed, attentive and no pressure to vacate the table. Treat yourself you won't regret it.

Thank Sebastian P
Overton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I had dinner here last Friday night. The food was great and so was the service. The staff were friendly and attentive despite it being busy. Portion sizes were good and everything was cooked well. We were also pleasantly surprised when presented with the bill. The only gripe we have is about the location of the pub... More 

Thank estate324
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked a family lunch for five on the basis of the excellent trip advisor reviews. We weren't disappointed; both service and food were excellent. My mussel starter in particular was sensational, and the strip loin was also very good (could have done with a little more of the sauce, but I'm being picky). Everyone else in our party really enjoyed... More 

Thank Roger W
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Who would have thought that, of all the places I visited in my travels, I'd find the best meal I've ever had on the A30 just outside Basingstoke? This was the second time we'd visited. The meal on our first time had already been outstanding, so we already knew we'd be in for a treat when we decided to order... More 

Thank Maria Cristina L
Hampshire, England
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Sun Inn at Dummer, had the bright idea to extend British Sausage Week into the whole of November, and donate half the proceeds from their 'Bangers and Cash' menu to the local Food Bank in Basingstoke. Well done the Sun Inn! The Bangers & Cash menu consisted of a light black pudding starter followed by (you've guessed it) bangers... More 

Thank Techtoc
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79 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once again we visited this restaurant and had a fantastic meal. It is not the first time we have been and have never been disappointed, it gets better and better. It is certainly not an obvious choice to visit but is definitely worth the effort The food is of high quality cooked on the premises by a talented team and... More 

Thank Colin H
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very friendly landlord and wife. This has become our local even though one of us has to drive. Food is fabulous and often have a difficult decision as to which one of these great meals to choose.Portion size huge. We tend to share a starter now so that there is still room for the pudding! Definitely worth a visit

Thank jennya429
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely amazing food. We had the £29.95 taster menu each. The food beats so many of the other gastro pubs we have visited over the years. Normally when you go to a restaurant you are rushed to get through your food. We spent an incredible 3 hours sat by the fire enjoying top class food. Top tip :- Leave your... More 

Thank Stewart K
Old Basing, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Called in the Sun one Saturday lunchtime ( the 5th Nov ) as I had heard good reports. The food was excellent. Don't expect the usual pub grub approach, i.e. large platefuls of Brake Brothers finest masquerading as home cooked. This was the real McCoy. The Landlord / Chef certainly knows his stuff and a special mention to our hostess,... More 

Thank Steve D
Southampton, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited recently and mistakingly thought I'd never get a table as I booked last minute. Lo and behold when we arrived, well into the lunch period, the dining room was completely empty. What a shock. Had I not had guests with me I would have walked out. Shortly afterwards, 4 others arrived, but that was it. So you can imagine,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$28
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Buffet
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Winchester Rd A30, Basingstoke RG25 2DJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Basingstoke
  • Phone Number: +44 1256 397234
The Sun Inn, situated in Dummer, South of Basingstoke, awarded 2 AA Rosette and Michelin Guide BIB Gourmand 2017 continues to go from strength to strength under the guidance of Head Chef Gordon Stott. Still only 25, Gordon is one of the youngest chefs in the country to run his own pub after taking over as Landlord and Head Chef in February 2012, where he is ably supported by a similarly young but experienced team. All produce is locally sourced, and food cooked fresh on the premises to order.Drinkers are catered for with a wide variety of high-quality ales, many of which are supplied by the local Triple fff Brewery.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?