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The Sun Inn

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Main Street, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0NT, England
+44 15394 36236
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

had lunch in the bar and staff friendly, nice choice on the menu and would have gone back to eat if we had stayed longer.

Thank daisy_hippy
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying in a local B&B (Walker ground) and had a very enjoyable evening meal here with friends. Lovely choice of food, with quick, friendly service.

1 Thank Michelle P
St Helens, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the Sun whilst having a pit stop at Hawkshead on a rainy day. All had the soup and sarnie which was good value for money and very tasty. Would recommend.

Thank kirsty l
Southport, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

popped in saturday night for beer festival, great bands on. very friendly landlord. great choice of drinks

1 Thank Carolinegary_11
Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for two nights having a twin room with breakfast. - room clean and good quality - Tea and coffee facilities - The pub is in the heart of the village - Food in the pub excellent - Staff very polite and helpful - Free parking in the car park around the corner. No hassles - Would definitely... More 

1 Thank AndieAndyxxxx
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent one night here. Was a very nice stay. The room was very nice with a good shower and toilet. Staff were very friendly. Food was excellent and we'll presented. Would recommend this hotel.

1 Thank Gerard D
Newbury, United Kingdom
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177 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Firstly, how this place gets 4.5 stars on tripadvisor is beyond me.... it's a drinking pub that does food in my opinion. Although it does claim to have gluten free options on tripadvisor, in reality it was just a case of us picking something already gluten free. I.e. No gluten free bread or anything available. Service was pretty poor -... More 

5 Thank laurenkelsey21
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The lunchtime sandwiches are fantastic. Fill your (walking) boots! Just share the chips otherwise you'll feel guilty for leaving some.

1 Thank Andrew W
Burnley, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent a few days in Hawkshead and after visiting a couple of pubs decided to eat here. We were not disaapointed!! Pigeon starter was excellent, and the main course of Turbot was delicious. The service was good and the staff were pleasant and helpful - especially when I asked for no butter on my food. The landlord was chatty and... More 

2 Thank Ian W
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very busy pub with a good real ale selection (mostly local) and really nice food. We just called in for dinner and the restaurant was fully booked, however the host managed to find us a table and another family as well by juggling the tables. Great service and food, was not rushed or felt crowded despite being busy. The staff... More 

2 Thank John D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0NT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside  >  Hawkshead
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 36236

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