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The Sun Hotel

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Near Walna Scar Road, Coniston LA21 8HQ, England
+44 15394 41248
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52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

12 is us and 2 dogs not an easy ask for Saturday night But we could not have been more welcome moved tables for us it was a great night The food was great good beer and live music too Great bar staff and a cute but nuts landlady! See you next year

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Thank duckegg20
Manchester, UK
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate here while visiting Coniston Coppice - its actually the 2nd time we have eaten here. Wonderful home cooked food accompanied with huge glasses of wine- fantastic. The menu is fairly small but I prefer that at least I know my food is made fresh. Headed upstairs for a game of pool - gutted I didnt get a cuddle with... More 

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Thank MrsMeeks
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at the hotel for two nights and it was very relaxing and friendly. Room was comfortable with lovely large ensuite bathroom. Bed was extremely comfortable. Breakfast was good quality and overall was a good stay. A little bit surprised to pay £7.50 for a glass of house red! Everywhere else is not that expensive and when I questioned it,... More 

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Thank Simon D
sharonandalan, Bar maid at The Sun Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are surprised you found our answer to the price of your wine to be " your an idiot" type answer, it was simply explained that our wines are brought from a quality wine supplier you cannot buy our wines in a supermarket and our large glass is 250ml (1/3 of a bottle) we can't... More 

Preston, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Had dinner here last night. Beer was good, had the steak and ale pie and chips, my daughter had burger and fries, all excellent. Desserts were ok but a bit burnt. I would go back for the beer and real fire.

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Thank PDReviewr74
sharonandalan, Bar maid at The Sun Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your mains and the beer, I can only apologise that you found your desserts a little burnt, we hope you try us again. Regards the Sun Inn More 

Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Grumpy staff staff member told me to put a donation in the charity box when I asked for a taster of one of the beers! Never heard such a thing. Very limited range of food - beer wasn't impressive so I left. I'm used to find staff cheerful and chatty in rural pubs - very disappointing.

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Thank AndyfromClent
sharonandalan, Bar maid at The Sun Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review even though we found it very disappointing, we support ALL charities and asking for a small donation (as little as 20pence) has never been questioned before, after all we as a pub aren't gaining anything from the donations, we also ask for a "small donation" for our wi fi password and have had some... More 

Lancaster, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

You get to know what you should be paying for the same round of drinks in different places and the Sun is way over the norm that you may expect. I can understand any business trying to make the best of an income during the summer season but the Lakes is now 365 days a year. Why then pay substantially... More 

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Thank Raymond G
sharonandalan, Bar maid at The Sun Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, however I cannot understand how you came to this conclusion as we are actually one of the cheapest pubs in the village? I can only presume you had pints here and halves in other places or ordered one of our more expensive large (250ml) house wines that we have available... More 

Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Small old pub attached to a hotel. Basic lunch menu but lovely presented and large portions. Log fire. Great welcome. Nice quiet pub to relax in as it's a few mins climb up from Coniston. Right next to footpath to and from Coniston Old Man.

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Thank jeanf438
sharonandalan, Bar maid at The Sun Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review regarding our food, Regards the Sun Inn More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Popped into the 'Sun' as we always do after our battle with the 'Old Man' on 11/10/16 the usual warm welcome, the usual quality and selection of sales and a stroke for the dogs, see you again in March 2017 😊

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Thank Marty W
sharonandalan, Bar maid at The Sun Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review, we love having cuddles with our four legged customers (if they want one) see you in March Regards the Sun Inn More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Having walked up The Old Man and had an amazing walk back down we forced ourselves to stop for a reviving pint at The Sun. A great choice as it turned out. Not only do they serve great local beers they also offer excellent food at very reasonable prices. I recommend a pint of "Yolo" if it appears as one... More 

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Thank Tom W
sharonandalan, Bar maid at The Sun Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your super review, we appreciate your kind words regarding our food, if you let us know when your visiting again I can try my best to make sure we have Yolo on for you it is very popular, see you soon. Regards the Sun Inn More 

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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

6 of us ate and The Sun and had a variety of very tasty meals. We were seated in the conservatory,They stock good local beer. We would eat there again

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sharonandalan, Bar maid at The Sun Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we hope you do come see us again. Regards the Sun Inn More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Near Walna Scar Road, Coniston LA21 8HQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Duddon Valley  >  Coniston
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 41248

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?