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The Sun Inn

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Hulverstone, PO30 4EH, England
+44 1983 741124
12:00 - 09:00
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Sun - Sat 12:00 - 09:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

The decor of the pub is beautiful. Staff were chatty, smiley, and extremely accommodating. Crackling fire. Stunning views of the sea. Food promptly served, and hit the spot. Amazing location. Visit here.

Thank Spivey_Point
Management response:

Thank you very much for your lovely review. I agree with you on how lovely this pub is-especially the views, that's why we love it too. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again in the future. I will research the ghost story for you! Kindest regards Vicky More 

Level Contributor
28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

We visited this place as part of a surprise for my mums 60th and it was brilliant from start to finish. We had a party of 11 including a toddler (who was in a particularly energetic mood that night) we had a set menu to pick from which offered a great selection of dishes. A lot of eateries fall short... More 

Thank Jason B
Management response:

Thank you so much for your kind words. Its always lovely to here happy reviews. Here at the Sun we like to try and go that extra mile if we can and I'm glad you and your party enjoyed your visit. It was a pleasure making the cake for your mum-my first decorated cake and I've made one more since!... More 

Muscat Governorate, Oman
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82 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Had initially tried to booked a table for 8 in this Inn via email, on the back of good trip advisor write ups, but unfortunately my email got no response, this should have rang alarm bells. But after calling them from our home in Oman, the Middle-East, our booking was eventually confirmed. It was going to be quite a special... More 

Thank Mcdutchy
Management response:

Hi Mcdutchy, Thank you for your review. I'm very sorry you felt this way about your evening. Firstly in response to your comment regarding confirming the boking, I myself replied instantly to your enquiry via email (which I have forwarded to you) but I am aware u called to confirm as you said you hadn't received it. Unfortunately we were... More 

Totland Bay, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Just had a lovely meal..... celebrating birthday! Super food, beautifully presented, piping hot, traditional pub surroundings and excellent service. Will be returning very soon!

Thank Bookie2311
Management response:

Thank you so much for your kind comments. we are glad you have decided to try us again. Look forward to seeing you at 2pm today table 18 is ready. jamie More 

Truro, United Kingdom
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165 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We were taken here for lunch and a music event and enjoyed both. The food was of a very good standard. The portions were large and there was a great choice on the menu and specials board. There was a good selection of real ales that were well kept. The service was excellent, especially considering how crowded it was. Well... More 

Thank lizbrian
Management response:

Hi lixbrian, Thank you for your lovely review. We are gad you enjoyed your visit, it was a very busy but enjoyable day and I'm glad your left satisfied, we do try our very best to make sure all customers have a great experience. We hope to see you again in the future Kind regards Vicky More 

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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

We have worked our way around lots of pubs during our week here on the Isle of Wight! All have been great, but this stands out as the best. We had a great meal in this dog-friendly pub and I particularly liked that the food was very much home-made. The triple cooked chips are highly recommended. Staff were friendly, helpful... More 

Thank Rachael M
Management response:

Thank you for such a lovely review. Our kitchen works hard to ensure all food is prepared and cooked from fresh to give you that home cooked taste. I agree the triple cooked chips are very tasty. I hope you had a lovely holiday on the Island and that we see you back again in the future. Kind regards Vicky... More 

Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

We visited with our little dog Schnapps, very good food, an excellent menu, (Your pooch has a menu, just ask at the bar), A wide selection of drinks, I recommend the Otter Ale, very similar to Bass Ale. Friendly staff, open fires and a large carpark.

Thank Bob F
Management response:

Thank you for your lovely review. We do pride ourselves on making sure all customers (including little furry ones) all have a great experience with us. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Kind regards Vicky Manager More 

Cowplain, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

I would advise if you have a manual wheelchair you use it. The staff went out of their way to make sure the table was suitable for our party. The food was very good, pricea a little high and iwould prefer option of smaller meal as portions were very big and food was wasted. Quite a long wait and that... More 

Thank lynnephil213
Management response:

Thank you so much for your lovely review. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit and plan to come back again on your next visit. With regards to the meal - we do offer a lunch club menu (depending on the time of your visit) which offer smaller portion sizes and there is a childrens menu which offers a few different... More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch after visiting a local beach at Hanover point. The barman was very accommodating and obviously had a good rapport with the locals. The food was quite good and the chips are some of the best we've had on this holiday. Nice cosy pub with lovely views, we would recommend it. We were a little disappointed... More 

Thank Ems_1232015
Management response:

Thank you for your review. I'm sorry that we had no cream teas on offer during your visit, hopefully we will have them back in soon-maybe if you come in again we can get some in for you if you call ahead :-) . I'm glad that the chips you had satisfied your visit and you enjoyed the views as... More 

Tavistock, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

We booked Sunday lunch in the bar area, which as two log fires. This is a warm and welcoming pub. The Sunday lunch was superb. Beef plentiful and tender, home made yorkies, tasty gravy with perfectly cooked roasted parsnips. The veg cam separate which although plain, was fresh and well cooked. New owners welcoming. Dog friendly throughout. Oh yes and... More 

Thank flossybear665
Management response:

Thank you for such a lovely review!! I'm glad you enjoyed your visit to the Sun Inn. We do pride ourselves on making people feel welcome. We hope your husband had a good birthday and look forward to seeing you and your doggies again. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$16
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Validated Parking
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups, View
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 09:00
12:00 - 09:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 09:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 09:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 09:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 09:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 09:00
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
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?