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The Sun Inn

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Bassenthwaite CA12 4QP, England
+44 17687 76439
17:30 - 20:30
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Sun 12:00 - 20:45
Mon 17:30 - 20:30
Tue - Sat 16:00 - 20:45
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2 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely food , lovely atmosphere and really friendly staff. Would definitely recommend, if possible book a table because it gets quite busy, we will definitely be going back

Thank Vickiwilliamso
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

very good place to go . it can be busy with walkers so book a table if possible. there are tables outside if the weather is good. Parking can be bit hit and miss but there are spots up the road.

Thank brian_t_davison
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Old style English pub in the small village of Bassenthwaite. Reasonable menu with daily specials. Atmosphere and service really good. My main course of large Yorkshire pudding with chorizo and sausage was spoiled by being overheated rendering the meat and pudding extremely "chewey" though the others seemed happy with their choices. Sweets were pretty good. Prices of food and drink... More 

Thank James S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great find, midwalk on a Sunday. Good food, good beer, friendly staff and okay prices...plus puddings like chocolate & cognac bread and butter pudding! ☺

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Keswick UK
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108 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's good to see so many positive reviews for Lisa and Paul's hospitality and menu. Bassenthwaite is off the main tourist track, so you have to choose to find this single village pub, but it's always worth it, and visitors go away with a good memory of a real pub with real ale and real food. There's a wide menu... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food Great and generous portions, Beer tasted as it should, Good service, Reasonable prices. All you could want from a country pub

Thank morgueman1
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Quaint pub with average but perfectly acceptable food. It was very busy as it was a bank holiday weekend.

Thank Debbie V
Preston, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Called in for Sunday lunch just by chance, excellent service, excellent food and kind friendly staff. Situated in a beautiful little village definitely worth a visit.

Thank woodsy75
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived at the Sun Inn to be greeted by the landlady who made us feel very welcome even though the pub was full and dogs in every corner of the room she welcomed us and the dogs in. She found a table for us and personally presented us with the menu telling us which items are her best sellers plus... More 

estelle b, Owner at The Sun Inn, responded to this review

hello thanks for your review remember you all ,and your fab dogs glad you had an enjoyable evening and glad your coming back More 

Preston, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

5 tired and hungry walkers and 3 dogs turned up without booking a table after a 5 hour hike, the pub was extremely busy and we thought we may only be able to have a drink sitting outside (it was not particularly warm!) but the landlady very kindly let us have a table that was not reserved until later in... More 

Thank bernijane

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Validated Parking
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:45
17:30 - 20:30
16:00 - 20:45
16:00 - 20:45
16:00 - 20:45
16:00 - 20:45
16:00 - 20:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bassenthwaite CA12 4QP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Bassenthwaite
  • Phone Number: +44 17687 76439
we are dog friendly and child friendly
with a choice of home cooked meals from burgers to steak pies
to light salads,
gluten free choices on our menu
and Monday night is curry night ( also providing full menu)
specials provided daily and lovely desserts to tempt you

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?