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Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Groups, Bar Scene
About
A village pub, dates from 1711. The Sun Inn is a traditional Lakeland inn with stone floors and roaring fires in the winter, it began life as a row of cottages, the occupants of one of them served beer to travellers from a front room. Traditional, atmospheric, friendly run, dog and child friendly pub, in the beautiful setting of Crook, just outside of Kendal, within the beautiful Lake District and only five miles from Lake Windermere. If you’re a walker, or someone who simply likes riding around the lakes in the car, the Sun Inn is the place for you. With plenty of parking, and immediate access to numerous easy, scenic, and low level walks, very close to Lake Windermere not far from Kendal,
PRICE RANGE
US$7 - US$21
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Pub
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Dog Friendly, Gift Cards Available
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Pauline & her staff give you a great service and serve fantastic food. Another bonus is they are very dog friendly, your pooch is given a rug to lie on and treats as soon as you arrive. Would highly recommend. JAT

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Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Was looking forward to this fish and chip special as we had already had a very good Sunday roast here. We were disappointed as fish and chips were too crispy so very solid so need good teeth! Tartar sauce and service very good though.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very lovely people and service I had fish and chips came as a wale and chips amazing couldn’t eat it all but gave it a good try well worth a visit thanks

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Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We Called in around 6.30PM on a Wednesday evening at The Sun without a prior booking while looking for a suitable place for a forthcoming Big Birthday Family Celebration meal. A warm greeting was received and a table quickly found for our family of three...and the pub was already busy with both drinkers and diners. Good choice of food on both The Menu and the Specials Board. Also Good selection of ales and drinks on offer and always a nice touch that all ordering of food and drink is done at your table. Drinks arrived within minutes of ordering and piping hot food arrived about ten minutes later which was all well cooked and plentiful ( The one plate of Fish & Chips alone could of fed all three of us!!). Fantastic proper Lake District Country Village Pub and run very well with a modest amount of staff. The lady running the bar and doing food orders and all the serving never stopped working and been attentive to all the customers in the hour we were there. Very impressed. Booked there and then for forthcoming big birthday family meal at the end of June and looking forward to it already.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cosy and lovely traditional food, would recommend popping in, we had a nice family evening meal you can also bring along your dog 😊

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Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We absolutely love it here, from the service, to the scenic drive and the the FOOD of course. We make the 90 minute journey from Manchester YES that’s how much the journey is worth while. We had the cheesy leeks for the first time ever...on a Sunday lunch back in Jan from here and ever since we have always loved returning. Hope to see you all again soon.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I stopped off for lunch on the way to Windemere, the pub has a great atmosphere we had a great time, Very nice food, great beer.

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Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 15 April 2022

We were made to feel in the way because we had not decided if we were going to eat. Its fine if they need your table, but there is a way to do it. Hospitality, hmmm not much.More

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Date of visit: April 2022
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Pauline H, General Manager at Sun Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Apologies it seemed that way, we explained the table you were at was booked for 6 people due in. I asked if you were planning on eating that we would have to.move you to another table. When you arrived it was an hour before it...More

Reviewed 15 April 2022

Thank you for a lovely meal. The staff were so friendly and very accommodating for our Spaniel. It was my birthday and they gave me a complimentary dessert and played Happy Birthday. The food was lovely and the overall atmosphere was great. I would definitely...visit again.More

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Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 11 April 2022

Very nice & friendly staff, only went for a drink. The food looked amazing. Will try the food next time. Inviting bar & eating area too!!

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Date of visit: April 2022
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Rebecca B
14 December 2020|
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Response from 71paulineh | Property representative |
Apologies missed message unfortunately it isn't but guessing I'm a bit late with me reply, apologies
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mishasreviews
11 December 2020|
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Response from 601tomi | Reviewed this property |
Sorry we do not eat gluten free food so cannot comment, suggest you ring the Sun Inn. They are very accommodating.
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sandalsgal
13 March 2019|
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Response from Deerbolt | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do, we stayed 2018 and had a lovely stay, late bar about 2am
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Sun Inn is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5