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The Sun Inn

Hulverstone, PO30 4EH, England
+44 1983 741124
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
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“ale pie” (4 reviews)
“custard” (4 reviews)
“sunday roast” (7 reviews)
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Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Hulverstone, PO30 4EH, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Live locally and often have a drink at this pub the location is excellent. Ate there a couple of years ago and had an absolutely awful meal. It was very busy so we though maybe that was the reason and we would give it another...More

Thank theresa48
Vicky H, Manager at The Sun Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi theresa48, Thank you for taking the time to review us. I'm sorry you feel like your visit was so poor. I have spoken to all staff on shift that evening, you were served by our assistant manager who assures me you only booked for...More

Reviewed 7 January 2018

The ambiance and decor are charming; the staff very helpful. Our meal took ages to come ( drank three drinks while waiting) and although it tried to look high end, it was, in fact, overcooked, flavourless and overpriced. Disappointing.More

Thank becswhite
Vicky H, Manager at The Sun Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

Hi becswhite, I'm sorry to hear this. I have not been aware of any reasons why there should be long waits in the kitchen unless we are very busy. I have passed this comment to the kitchen for feedback from them as long delays on...More

Reviewed 6 January 2018

Have had Xmas lunch elsewhere on the island in the past and been satisfied with price, service, and the food. We did not feel the whole meal was value for what it cost, not enough waiting staff provided [ only 2 ] so wait to...More

Thank d1952dwanstall
Vicky H, Manager at The Sun Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2018

Hi d1952dwanstall, I'm surprised by your review as out other feedback from the day was excellent-with people even rebooking for next Christmas. The wait on food was down to the kitchen getting 74 meals out which were being plated individually with fresh produce as opposed...More

Reviewed 1 January 2018

While some of the dishes are undoubtedly popular such as the regular roasts, I had the misfortune of ordering the Chef's fish stew, which was £15.95 - pretty expensive for an island village pub. Unfortunately the reality didn't match the description.. the rich crab buillabaisse...More

Thank mazbiz
Vicky H, Manager at The Sun Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2018

Hi mazbiz, Thank you for taking the time to review your visit. I'm sorry to hear the fish stew wasn't up to your expectations, the sauce is cooked to order and I have passed your feedback to the head chef to ensure this is addressed....More

Reviewed 31 December 2017

The pub is lovely but very busy when we were there so had an hour wait for the food. The vegan dish was very small and quite pricey for what it was, but the rest was good with larger portions. The order was wrong when...More

Thank Juliet D
Vicky H, Manager at The Sun Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2018

Hi Juliet D, Thank you for your review. I'm sorry your whole visit wasn't up.to standard, an hour wait on food is not acceptable but unfortunately due to how busy we were and the fact all food is cooked to order it can be delayed...More

Reviewed 4 December 2017

We arrived one mid week late afternoon pretty cold and hungry after a long winter walk. Our ferry was at 7pm so we couldnt stay for food for when service opened at 5.30pm but the bar man really kindly asked the chef if they could...More

Thank SallyJessie
Vicky H, Manager at The Sun Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2017

Hi Sallyjessie, We are glad we could accommodate you during your visit. We hope our visitors feel comfortable on cold days by our warming fire and cooked delicious meals by our chefs. Thank you for your custom and we hope you visit again. Kind regards...More

Reviewed 23 November 2017

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
Vicky H, Manager at The Sun Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2017

Hi 543jrr, Thank you for you lovely review. We accept everyone at our pub..horses, dogs and of course humans! Whether busy or quiet we try to always provide the same customer experience and I'm glad on this occasion we did. Hope to see you again...More

Reviewed 22 November 2017 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
Vicky H, Manager at The Sun Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2017

Hi Neil Y, Thank you so much for your kind words. It is so pleasing to hear when customers expectations are exceeded!! Our team work hard to make sure there are plenty of different dishes to hopefully tempt everyone. We look forward to a future...More

Reviewed 16 November 2017 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 18 November 2017

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 14 November 2017

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 18 November 2017

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

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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$17
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, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
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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