A group of us had a social evening in The Sun recently, where we all met for food. Many of us had eaten there before and the food had been good to excellent, but on this occasion it couldn't have been more different; the previously good menu had become one limited A4 sheet, and the specials board was blank! Of our group, my own Cumberland sausage meal (£11.95!) had a small, dried up sausage with a tiny amount of watery mash and an insultingly small amount of virtually raw veg. (Literally, one very hard floret of broccoli, perhaps a small dessert spoon of peas and three or four slices of carrot.) The fish pie looked watery and was apparently 'bland'; the lasagne was clearly old- it was dried up and chewy; and so on around our group. We really should have complained and demanded all our money back, it was that bad.
The Sun Hotel is a gorgeous old building standing over a lovely lakeland village, but it's reputation around the town and our own bitter experience says to me that it's there to make as much money as possible from the passing trade, and damn what they may think afterwards; I note that there are seemingly no replies from the owners after any of these comments. Frankly, they should be ashamed of themselves; I recommend that you avoid this place like the plague, for food anyway, and seek out one of the other much better alternatives in the village.
- Also Known As:
- Sun Hotel Coniston
- The Sun Coniston Lake District