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The Sun Inn

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
British, Pub
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| Bassenthwaite Village, Bassenthwaite CA12 4QP, England
+44 17687 76439
16:00 - 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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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely food. Not a big menu but what they have they do really well. Good value for money. Excellent service

Thank Michele H
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited with my wife and daughter.Owners very welcoming and pleasent.Traditional pub with good choice of meals and specials.All 3 main meals and deserts very good and good value.

Thank Nick H
Stafford, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a really nice meal here on Valentine's Day evening. Lovely pub and restaurant with excellent log fire. Very homely and welcoming. Well recommended.

Thank MikeWinks
Cumbria, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We "discovered" this pub by accident and so glad we did! It inhabits a lovely rural and rustic setting and exudes a very cosy and friendly atmosphere. We have been several times now and have discovered the food is very good and they have lovely beers (Bassenthwaite Beauty is our favourite) and friendly warm service.

Thank Donald R
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 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 22 December 2016

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 16 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
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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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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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
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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 

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