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The Sun Inn

Troutbeck, Windermere LA23 1HH England
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#8 of 11 inns in Windermere
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Free parking
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sarahsam11 wrote a review Dec 2023
24 contributions5 helpful votes
The sun inn was Great very Comfortable and the owners were very Helpful, Sarah even gave us some offcuts of meat from the Sunday Lunches for our Puppy. Anything we needed it was there in minutes, The owners were very welcoming and work so hard to make your stay the best it can be.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Eloise M wrote a review Dec 2023
7 contributions1 helpful vote
After getting stuck due to heavy snow, this pub was so accommodating, they gave us a warm sheltered space to sleep overnight and provided free tea and coffee. They were short staffed but the lady did a great job of accommodating everyone. Thank you so much for your hospitality in a rather unlucky situation!
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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James H wrote a review Dec 2023
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Extremely accommodating place. Me and my girlfriend were stuck in the snow storm which meant we couldn’t leave Troutbeck and we had to find a place to stay. The Sun Inn were amazing, accommodated for us and many others, allowing us to stay in the warm and shelter for the night. Staff were extremely helpful, thank you.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ron H wrote a review Dec 2023
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If you are ever caught in a major snow event, as we were last Saturday, there can be no better place to skid to a halt than in front of The Sun Inn at Troutbeck Bridge. Fellow wayfarers kindly pushed our car off the road and we entered the warm confines of the inn. The innkeeper was amazing. With her family stuck elsewhere in the Lakes, she and limited staff were providing complimentary tea and coffee and a place to sit and eventually sleep. Quarters were provided for families and the elderly. We just missed out on the last room but were provided with a bed of cushioned chairs and were offered a duvet and pillows. Another dozen or so people were similarily accommodated. We can't thank you enough for your kindnesses, your organizing skills, and your professionalism under adverse conditions. Truly a dynamo. We now have winter tales to tell.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Billy S wrote a review Dec 2023
23 contributions19 helpful votes
Absolutely amazing bar girl in crisis I do believe with her kindness she saved lives this night she deserves local recommendations 4 a medal excellent service never forget this experience well don sun inn troubeck bridge will be back and will book in 4 weekend. Once again amazing service
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Hoots222 wrote a review Dec 2023
Bolton, United Kingdom15 contributions5 helpful votes
Didn’t stay hotel pulled our booking the day before! Stating problems with staffing, the hotel was offering the room we had booked on another booking platform for £50 more later that day when I called for an explanation staff we’re extremely rude telling me it was nothing to do with me !!!!
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Dan wrote a review Dec 2023
6 contributions8 helpful votes
The landlady went above and beyond to support people who were facing the prospect of a night in their cars as heavy snow made roads impassibe. Single handedly (due to family and staff also being stranded elsewhere) welcomed, fed and provided shelter for lots of people in need. Beyond amazing service!
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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djr39 wrote a review Dec 2023
Preston, United Kingdom172 contributions63 helpful votes
Fantastic response to help stranded motorists last night. Hats off to the landlady, friends and locals who turned what could have been a miserable experience into a heartwarming night that restored one’s faith in human nature. No regular staff available due to traffic conditions but…. Made rooms available for less than the regular rate. Free tea and coffee for all. Provided duvets and pillows so extra folk could sleep in the bar/ lounge area. Managed to provide some hot food for those needing it.( and didn’t ramp up the cost). Locals became glass collectors, strangers made up their own rooms and collected rubbish. We managed to get a room ( had daughter and grandchildren with us). Provided a shovel so we could did our car out in the morning. Do you ever give six stars???
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Michael L wrote a review Nov 2023
Leigh, United Kingdom268 contributions119 helpful votes
We booked a Sunday lunch for 2pm and when we arrived at our holiday destination, we got a taxi to the pub which cost £7. On arrival there was a notice saying the kitchen was closed and that the pub would be open at 4pm. We got a taxi back which again cost us £7. As they had our phone number and we had booked several days before we were upset that they hadn’t informed us about the closure. Will never go again.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Sarah Bird, General Manager at The Sun Inn
Responded 29 Nov 2023
Hi we are very sorry that you experienced this. Unfortunately our whole family was exceptionally ill. It was a human over site - but I love how you called us demanding the taxi fare or you would "put this on trip advisor" I guess that even when we had asked if we could make a discretionary payment to you that you weren't willing to wait and posted this instead!
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Stephen M wrote a review Oct 2023
Tavistock, United Kingdom7 contributions31 helpful votes
A lovely hotel and restaurant at Troutbeck, conveniently positioned on the road between Windermere and Ambleside with plenty of parking. Our room was clean, quiet, and cosy with a very comfortable bed and modern ensuite. Tea and coffee-making facilities were provided in the room along with other conveniences such as a boot tray and bowl with soda crystals for sore feet. A nice family-run business where nothing is too much trouble. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will be rebooking in the future.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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£107 - £144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United KingdomEnglandCumbriaLake DistrictWindermere
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Sun Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The Sun Inn?
Nearby attractions include Michael Coates Clay Shooting (3.2 miles), Ambleside Cowhides & Sheepskins (3.2 miles), and Holehird Gardens (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Sun Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at The Sun Inn?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Sun Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Sun Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Old Stamp House Restaurant, Tacos Del Sol Ambleside, and Fresher's Cafe.
Are pets allowed at The Sun Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to The Sun Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Townend (1.3 miles), Blackwell - The Arts & Crafts house (3.5 miles), and Rydal Mount & Gardens (4.9 miles).