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The Sun Inn

Hulverstone, PO30 4EH, England
+44 1983 741124
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
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“ale pie” (4 reviews)
“pastry” (4 reviews)
“sunday roast” (7 reviews)
Opens in 26 min
All hours
Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Hulverstone, PO30 4EH, England
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Reviewed yesterday

We arrived here for lunch, to find a couple of ponies tethered at the edge of the beer garden, enjoying lunch with their owners! A lovely welcome. Before entering the pub, we walked our dogs up the hill across the road, and enjoyed the stunning...More

Thank 543jrr
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This pub is an absolute gem. We called in on the strength of some photos on google maps showing the characterful (but tasteful) decor and the food which looked better than your average pub grub. The options were fantastic, there were some good hearty dishes...More

Thank Neil Y
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great visit to The Sun Inn. The service was excellent and the food was superb. Mussels and garlic bread for a starter. Both were excellent. Our mains were the lamb hotpot (I do not understand the bread with it) and seabass. We would recommend...More

Thank MikeR827
Vicky H, Manager at The Sun Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for you lovely review. I'm glad you found the service to be excellent as well as the food. I will pass your feedback to the kitchen about the bread and the custard. We look forward to you visiting again Kind regards...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The service and food was amazing with a reasonable choice. Good range of beers including an American IPA and several good real ales. Lovely atmosphere in a classic thatched Island country pub. Highly recommend.

Thank bobby s
Vicky H, Manager at The Sun Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Wow what a wonderful review. I'm so pleased you found the service and food amazing, we try so hard to ensure all aspects are pleasing to our customers. We hope to see you again Kind regards Vicky

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm not generous with recommendations but Paul Hayward created something special from something simple which raised the bar in pub food. Beautifully presented, cooked to perfection using local products and great value. Paul personally came to our table and asked for our opinion, something which...More

Thank Pommiepierre
Vicky H, Manager at The Sun Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Pommiepierre, Thank you so much for your kind words. I will pass that on to Paul Hayward out executive chef. We try to ensure we get to speak to customers where possible as it adds the extra touch. Thanks again and look forward to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed our lunch there with our noisy children, staff were friendly, nice beer, great portion sizes, we all left with empty plates.

Thank elmonty85
Vicky H, Manager at The Sun Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi elmonty85, There is nothing we like more than to see customers leave with empty plates, full bellies and happy smiles. We look forward to you returning in the future. Kind regards Vicky

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good range of ale in this well run pub/ restaurant. A warm welcome greeted us - always a good sign. Food well cooked and ample portions and good service. Could hopefully the good service continues during winter as we are local.More

Thank Pete J
Vicky H, Manager at The Sun Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Pete J, Thank you for your lovely review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed all aspects of your visit. We always try to ensure our customers have a positive experience on every visit. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

List of things that were wrong with our Sunday lunch at the Sun Inn Hulverstone Broken glass under the table, pint of real ale that had to be changed. Over half an hour wait for food and we had to ask for it. Scampi and...More

Thank Dougthedog99
Vicky H, Manager at The Sun Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Dougthedog99, Thank you for your review. Unfortunately on the day of your visit we had some staffing issues. I apologise for the list of things that you found wrong. The broken under your table-a glass was broken the day before (which I swept up...More

Reviewed 18 October 2017

Stopped off when doing a cycle ride, very welcoming and friendly pub, great food and ales. With its thatched roof, this is a traditional looking pub, the garden is nice with plenty of seating. I will definitely be back

Thank delboy186338
Vicky H, Manager at The Sun Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi delboy186338, Thank you so much for your lovely review. It always pleases us when someone thinks as highly about all aspects of the pub as we do. We hope to see you again. Kind regards Vicky

Reviewed 6 October 2017

A nice location and place, I am sure the food is normally very good. My wife's meal was very good, but the mackerel I had was not the best. The Roasted Garlic was not very appetising and almost made me wonder if the innards had...More

Thank Doug T
Vicky H, General Manager at The Sun Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Hi Doug T, Thank you for your review. I can safely say all innards are removed from all of our whole fish. I'm sorry you did not find it appetizing. I hope you will return and give us another try. Kind regards Vicky

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Questions & Answers
4 April 2016|
Response from Bob F | Reviewed this property |
It states Gluten free above in the write up, so I would assume that it is available.
18 October 2015|
Response from lesleyblanchard | Property representative |
we do have a sunday roast, we have a selection of 3 local meats and a nut roast, the roast are on till they are alll gone it is always advisable to book, if your thinking of later in the day we can always reserve some for... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$16
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hulverstone, PO30 4EH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight
  • Phone Number: +44 1983 741124
  • E-mail
The Sun Inn Is A 600 Year-Old Hostelry Set In Beautiful Countryside On The South West Coast Of The Isle Of Wight.Serving Real Ales and Home cooked, locally sourced foods, it is a perfect stop off for families and those on a trip round the West WightRegular Live music on Saturday nights, Speaker and Charity events throughout the Year.
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