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“great food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Sun Inn

The Sun Inn
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$21
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Gainsborough, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“great food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2012

Great food and great service will be sure to be a regular visitor.Food is always freshly cooked, not carvery and you really taste the difference.

Visited October 2012
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68 reviews from our community

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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Doncaster, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
61 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“what a difference 2 months can make!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2011

2 months ago this place was buzzing. now v few customers - a dessimated menu. only 2 tables being used in restaurant. pub itself resembled the marie celeste. the food we did have was well cooked and presented. the service was cheerful and attentive. the final straw came when we were told that there was no coffee BUT if we wanted the chef would go home to get some!
this place needs customers. it even seemed that apart from the 2 people who seemed to be the owners/managers that the previous staff had disappeared.
a real shame

    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Helen J
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Malaga, Spain
Level Contributor
52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great innovative landlord”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2011

I visited this pub while on holiday in Retford - the first time was the day after they'd had a hog roast to celebrate Bastille Day - and went back twice more in the fortnight, during which time they had taken on a Spanish cook. So the first two times I had a baguette sandwich so full of beef I couldn't eat it all, and a roast Sunday lunch - good, very reasonably priced, and no room left for pudding! The third time, Fernando recommended his goat's cheese pie with honey crust from the tapas menu, and my companion had a tapa of beef carpaccio. The traditional English was still on the menu too (and it's to be hoped Fernando doesn't do the Spanish thing of putting garlic on the roasts). The beer, my companion confirmed, is fine.
Driving there from Retford you might miss it, which would be a shame. Stay below the speed limit and watch for the sign to Wheatley on the right. The pub sign can be obscured by the bend in the road and the trees.

  • Visited July 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank LizMalaga
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