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“Dining with a dog!!” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Sun Inn

The Sun Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Calbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
west sussex
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Dining with a dog!!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2014

We visited here at the end of March and had a lovely meal but unfortunately the experience was spoilt by a couple at a table who were dining with their dog. My husband is quite allergic to animals but we thought that if it sat quietly by the radiator then it would be ok. However the dog (and it was a very large husky cross wolf) continually put it's front paws on the table to try and get to the food and when the owner asked the waitress for a plate he was given his own portion to eat on the floor next to the table. Now I like dogs myself but there is a time and place where they should be and when we mentioned it at the bar as we were leaving the lady was very surly and said if she had realised it was a problem then we could have sat elswhere - regardless of the fact that we were already seated when the dog arrived. When we questioned the policy of allowing dogs in the restaurant she informed us that we hadn't been sitting in the restaurant merely dining tables! My husband runs his own catering business and we are well aware of food and hygiene regualtions and probably would not have taken it further had we been treated with a bit of courtesy however in light of the arrogant attitiude of the staff I have informed the local council of our experience. Such a shame as the food was lovely and the landlord very chatty when we first arrived but our experience has ensured that we (and our many friends and family who live and holiday on the Island) will not be visiting here again.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank Julie W
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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Nice Sunday out.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2014 via mobile

All food home cooked which is great to see. Staff were friendly and helpful. Looking forward to trying more.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jonno16
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England
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Nice Pub, Good Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2013

A very well organised pub which serves good food at vewry reasonable prices. Somewhat better than some of its nearby competitors.

Visited October 2013
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Thank tripper37
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Good value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2013

An excellent find - unlikely to be disappointed. We found the food excellent and well priced and good guest beers to try.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Kitp01
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Shalfleet, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Understated Pub Good Home-cooked Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

The Sun at Calbourne is an understated venue with the food being a real treat. Friends and my husband and I have eaten at The Sun several times and the standard is always consistently good. How many times do you come across a 'local' with the sign 'home-cooked food' failing to disguise the freezer origins of every dish. Not at The Sun! all the dishes my friends and I have ordered have been delicious and very good value and service friendly and efficient. The Sunday lunch is really good. I urge everyone, resident and visitor to try The Sun @ Calbourne.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Pamela D
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