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“Great place to stay and eat”
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The Sun Inn
Ranked #2 of 5 Dalkeith B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great place to stay and eat”
Reviewed 20 October 2013

Just returned from a three night bed and breakfast stay at the Sun Inn. The room was spacious, warm and very well presented. Don't be put off by the main road we heard nothing with the window closed. The restaurant is very nicely furnished and decorated. All the staff were extremely helpful and polite. The 'full monty' breakfast was substantial and the morning atmosphere unrushed. We ate in the restaurant every evening and the food was fantastic. Great meat, great cheeses, good quality wine and lovely puddings. If you live local and can't afford the time to stay, book a table and a taxi for a great night out.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 August 2013

Couple staying for 1 night with evening meal in the Inn restaurant.

The room was spacious, stylish and clean. The staff were very friendly and helpful. And omg the food was amazing!

Would happily go back and stay time and time again.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2013

We stayed 2 nights at the Sun Inn purely because it had previously won the gastro pub of the year.

We were not disappointed.

The room was modern and bright; though looking on to the main road there was no road noise at night.

Dinner both nights were excellent. Good quality ingredients well prepared. The treacle and walnut bread is superb.
Breakfast on both mornings was also of a high standard

Will be back.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2013

Only a few miles away from Edinburgh and Rosslyn Chapel, the Sun Inn is ideally located. However, If you intend to stay there, you must be aware that four of the five rooms are very nice and well equipped but close to the road and the traffic is heavy during the day. Fortunately it is much quieter during the night.
If I had to choose one reason for recommending this place I would certainly mention the staff. They are incredibly welcoming, helpful and friendly, e.g. my daughter had to spend the first night on a very uncomfortable folding bed because I hadn't specified how tall she was. The manager was so embarrassed that my daughter was offered a night in the best room free of charge. Needless to say that she slept wonderfully on the king size bed.
Breakfast is delicious and copiously served. On the second evening we decided to try their renowned cuisine and we enjoyed it. Yet, the £22 ribeye steak should be cut thicker. From my own experience I know how easy it is to overcook a piece of meat that you would have liked medium when it is not thick enough. Unfortunately that was the case.
A large board on a wall pays tribute to the local farmers and fishermen the restaurant makes a point at supporting. Their names are mentioned. It's nice to know that the food on your plate comes from vegetables, cattle or fish that were grown, reared or fished locally. Why don't all restaurants do that?

Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 22 July 2013

Due to The Open, I was struggling to find accommodation having booked a last minute business trip. I read a few reviews on The Sun Inn and was so glad I chose to stay there. I will definitely be returning! The menu has an excellent range of choice, needless to say the food is wonderful, they deserve all the awards they have won. The staff are friendly, knowledgeable and really make you feel at home.

Room Tip: Rooms at the back of the inn will be quieter as it is on a main road.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled on business
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Carnoustie
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2013

Stayed 4 nights on business over last weekend. Food terrific, room very comfortable, staff as always friendly and helpful. Full marks are due to all. I believe extension work is due soon-don't lose what is good!

  • Stayed June 2013
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Skipsea, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2013

What a find! My husband has stayed here a couple of times previously whilst away on business and has always raved about it. We have been allocated room 5 which is an amazing mini suite with a huge free standing copper bath in the bedroom - a real treat.

We booked a table for dinner last night, the food and service were second to none (even though it was busy all evening)

In summary - great place, great staff and great food - what more could anyone ask for?

Room Tip: Room 5 for a special treat!
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Sun Inn

Property: The Sun Inn
Address: Lothianbridge, Dalkeith EH22 4TR, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Midlothian > Dalkeith
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Dalkeith
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Sun Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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