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The Sun Inn

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| Bassenthwaite Village, Bassenthwaite CA12 4QP, England
+44 17687 76439
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16:00 - 20:45
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 20:45
Mon 17:30 - 20:30
Tue - Sat 16:00 - 20:45
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Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 

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Thank Philip C
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Thank MarkCC999
derby
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28 reviews
13 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.

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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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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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 

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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.

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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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29 reviews
18 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 

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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

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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 

Malta
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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 

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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 

Kendal, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent couldn't find a single fault. Great food great beer and wonderful friendly service.,...................

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

thank you for your review hope to see you again More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

My wife and I have just spent a week in the Lake District with a group of friends, and all of us ate in our local pub The Sun Inn 3/4 times during the week. It's a really friendly welcoming pub and the service is good, and the food excellent. There were 17 of us some nights, (and 9 dogs)... More 

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

thank you for your review it was a pleasure really hope to see you all again your dogs where a delight and thank you again for the beautiful flowers More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
British, Pub
Meals
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
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 20:45
Monday
17:30 - 20:30
Tuesday
16:00 - 20:45
Wednesday
16:00 - 20:45
Thursday
16:00 - 20:45
Friday
16:00 - 20:45
Saturday
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?