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The Sun Inn

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| Bassenthwaite Village, Bassenthwaite CA12 4QP, England
+44 17687 76439
12:00 - 20:45
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Sun 12:00 - 20:45
Mon 17:30 - 20:30
Tue - Sat 16:00 - 20:45
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped in without a reservation. Food was lovely, steak pie and scampi. Would have had puddings but we were all full.

Thank bevsholiday_11
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

excellent meals, drinks and atmosphere, plus a quiz yeah.... we won! Meet the locals, enjoy the beer and wine and the food is to die for all reasonably priced. we will be back

Thank rwswilson
Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

This was for a period a gourmet restaurant, it still has some of those pretensions and would do better to lose them completely. Very good beer, good standard pub fare. Welcoming and cosy and warm on a cold day. Only open at midday on Sunday - let's hope this changes but it is away from the nearest road, which isn't... More 

Thank Philip C
estelle b, Owner at The Sun Inn, responded to this review

hi thank you for your review we only open on a sunday all day as we have tried opening from 12 until late and have not been able to justify staff , heating , for only a handful of customers. most people are on the fells in the day and pop in at 4 for a refreshing pint and great... More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Lovely pub which does excellent pub food. You can even take your pet dog in. Friendly staff and good ale.

Thank MarkCC999
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

we visited this pub 2 nights on a break to the area. it was ok but the places to eat in this area are rather limited without travelling a few miles. the food again was only ok and definitely too pricey. a big disappointed once again was that there were dogs allowed in the eating area.

2 Thank brian b
estelle b, Owner at The Sun Inn, responded to this review

thank you for taking the time to review the pub all our prices are based on the quality ingredience we use all meat, veg, and fish are locally sourced . if you where unhappy being near customers with dogs we could have moved you. we have never had anyone complaints about our furry friends before. we are a 16th century... More 

Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Super little country pub with a great friendly atmosphere. Landlord and landlady really helpful and relaxed. Great beers and wines at realistic prices. Fire glowing and locals have a drink and a chat. Now for the food!! If you have been bashing down a fell or peak then head here for a feast of home made fayre. The steak pie... More 

Thank Steve W
estelle b, Owner at The Sun Inn, responded to this review

thank you for your comments glad prices where realistic we think so to hope to see you all soon More 

Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Have been visiting this pub for over 20 yrs so have had plenty of comparisons regarding food. Quite pricey for a village pub but food on this occasion eventually was good. need to book a table as always seem to be busy.

Thank christine b
estelle b, Owner at The Sun Inn, responded to this review

thanks for your comments you have to pay for quality. if you want cheap and cheerful we are not for you booking is a must in children's holidays (as are most places that are worth visiting) More 

Sowerby Bridge, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

All of my family gathered here for a meal the evening before our wedding. We pre ordered due to the size of the group and the food was brought out promptly. The food was good home cooked food and all of the staff were very friendly. There was a slight issue with one of the meals which was rectified straight... More 

Thank jennycroupier2010
estelle b, Owner at The Sun Inn, responded to this review

thank you for your review and both me and all your staff hope you had a lovely day More 

Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Went in for a meal with my daughter very welcome. Lovely to see real fire cosy pub beer and food lovely very busy as well

Thank Nicci S
estelle b, Owner at The Sun Inn, responded to this review

thank you for your review hope to see you and your daughter again More 

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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

On August 2nd, 2016, we booked to have dinner there after spending the day around Crummock Water and Buttermere. We loved the food (I had an Asparagus and Mushrooms pie and my fiancé had a Rump Steak) – It was really spot on and we loved the atmosphere. Before entering the inn, we walked around a bit and we fell... More 

Thank Bella_Zee
estelle b, Owner at The Sun Inn, responded to this review

thank you for taking the time to review our pub glad you enjoyed your meals would love to welcome you again More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:45
17:30 - 20:30
16:00 - 20:45
16:00 - 20:45
16:00 - 20:45
16:00 - 20:45
16:00 - 20:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Bassenthwaite Village, Bassenthwaite CA12 4QP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Bassenthwaite
  • Phone Number: +44 17687 76439

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