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The Sun Inn

££ - £££, British,
Winchester Rd A30, Basingstoke RG25 2DJ, England
+44 1256 397234
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (46 reviews)
“halibut” (10 reviews)
“tasting menu” (11 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 14:30 Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Winchester Rd A30, Basingstoke RG25 2DJ, England
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1 - 10 of 676 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I can't really say any more. Just great food served by friendly and professional staff. A great evening.

2  Thank Greg M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really great service and excellent soup and sandwiches. Soup of the day was French onion and thoroughly enjoyable as was the ham sandwich. Quality bread and ham!! Will enjoying back at some point for a main meal.

1  Thank Paul W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very unhappy my review was deleted used to love this pub we was there just after old chef had left our food was extremely poor I had roast beef tough and chewy soft roast potato’s not crispy as before tasteless veg my wife’s was even...More

1  Thank nicky30
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have eaten here on several occasions and have never been dissatisfied it’s all local produce freshly cooked

1  Thank Sue M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited this gastro pub for many years and have always been very pleased with the food and service. The price is a bit higher as you would expect from a quality pub but the food absolutely reflects this. The Sun Inn has an...More

2  Thank Sari K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very homely but quite expensive food. Great for a drink if you want atmosphere but haven’t got a bottomless wallet. If price is no worry then the food is good.

Thank amanda14jones
Jamshed M, Public Relations Manager at The Sun Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We constantly review our prices to ensure that we remain competitive with other venues offering a similar dining experience. However everyone is most welcome to drop in to sample our range of local ales and lighter bites

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've raved about this place before and we've been regular visitors. Hadn't been for several months so I thought it'd be nice to revisit for Father's Day. The set menu was limited but there were some nice choices - £30 for 2 courses or £35...More

2  Thank tinajordan
Jamshed M, Public Relations Manager at The Sun Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We can only respond that many of those who completed our satisfaction survey were delighted with their experience although we constantly review our offerings in the light of all feedback

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a recommendation and to take advantage of the kids play area whilst having lunch. It was Father’s Day. Roast beef was tough, inedible. Vegetables and roast potatoes nice enough, gravy lacking any real taste. Trying to be too fancy seemingly without the skills...More

1  Thank jezsta
Jamshed M, Public Relations Manager at The Sun Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

As it was Fathers Day we were very busy and, as is our policy, we invited all guests to complete a short questionnaire rating our performance on the day. The vast majority of these felt that their visit had been worth the money and that...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to the Sun Inn on several occasions but we were disappointed last night. Two of us had the celerariac and Apple soup which was not very nice. Tasted of nothing. Beautiful bread to go with it though. A couple of my family...More

1  Thank DebBasingstoke
Jamshed M, Public Relations Manager at The Sun Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

It never ceases to amaze us that we get widely differing reviews about the same food. Our overriding ambition is to provide consistency in the quality and presentation of our dishes and our kitchen team work very hard to achieve that and what seems perfect...More

Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

Wow! This tavern style restaurant is a find! First off the building is charming inside! The food totally surprised us with its unique flavors. We started off with warm bread ( my favorite was the brown bread) and then the butter blew our minds with...More

2  Thank Sam L
Jamshed M, Public Relations Manager at The Sun Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We will pass on these kind comments to the team who work hard to ensure that our guests enjoy their visits to us

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Questions & Answers
26 April 2018|
Response from DJCOTTS | Reviewed this property |
Jct 7
4 November 2016|
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Response from TheSunInnDummer | Property representative |
Hi Thank you for the enquiry. I would also recommend booking in advance for the weekend and Friday's. The rest of the week will be 99% of the time have room in the bar area.
27 August 2016|
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Response from airtravel | Reviewed this property |
Really can't remember but sure around the £15. good size portions
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$29
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Buffet, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Winchester Rd A30, Basingstoke RG25 2DJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Basingstoke
  • Phone Number: +44 1256 397234
  • E-mail
The Sun Inn, situated in Dummer, South of Basingstoke, awarded 2 AA Rosette 2017. All produce is locally sourced, and food cooked fresh on the premises to order.Drinkers are catered for with a wide variety of high-quality ales, many of which are supplied by the local Triple fff Brewery.
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