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The Sun Inn

Bar, British, Pub
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Dent, Dent, England
+44 15396 25208
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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We should have known this was going to be a poor experience when we walked through the pub door on a cold and rainy day when we were told "No, don't sit there. I haven't cleaned it yet and there's carrots on the floor" in a brusque and unwelcoming tone. Perhaps the single most unwelcoming comment I have ever received.... More 

Thank HappyHartlepudlians
Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in here on Halloween. Asked about some darts and the nice ladies behind the bar spent a good 10 mins trying to find some but sadly could not. The service was fast and friendly and the selection of real ales good. We returned the second evening for a meal after a disappointing welcome at the other pub in the... More 

Thank emloulid
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Used to visit here a lot but... the unfriendly, miserable old woman behind the who rarely say please or thank you makes the whole experience a distasteful one. Apart from that the place is ok

Thank david b
Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

First the good bit - it has a car park. Now for the rest - Don't visit this establishment if you have children who dare to make noise. We were made to feel very uncomfortable by bar staff. We arrived early evening and the pub was extremely quiet, possibly 5 people stood at the bar talking to the member of... More 

2 Thank GeordieNat
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Popped in for a number of beers earlier this month, and 4 of us all had the gammon meal. Excellent! The barmaid was very friendly and accommodating, even giving us a price list for rooms in case we returned in the future. I'm sure we will be back!

Thank Peter S
Stirling, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Had a super weekday late lunch meal for two here with delicious main courses,generous portions, wonderful selection of fresh, home-cooked veg, and tasty puddings. Very reasonable cost, not expensive at all. Cosy, old-fashioned interior with roaring wood fire, friendly service and delightful overall experience.

Thank Porterfamily46
Walsall, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

We had read good reviews on this pub and as we were staying in the area we decided to go in for a meal. First off there wasn't much of a selection but we chose fish for the ladies and the men had steak and ale pies. The fish was thin and breaded and not very tasty. My jacket potato... More 

1 Thank bethieb2015
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81 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Visited during the week, ate food there on 2 nights, good quality pub food at a reasonable price. Had a few draught beers on which were all good, definitely recommend

Thank UkSpritzer
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

If you are after good hearty food and friendly company, this is a good destination. A selection of cask ales, real fire when it's cold, beer garden when it's warm. What more could you ask.

Thank John T
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

this lovely rustic inn situated in the heart of the village, promises something special and delivers . the place was full on a Sunday lunchtime and it exuded atmoshere. the manger immediatly approached us and gave us 2 seats and we waited no more than 10 minutes having been served a drink . The inn has a "resident chef named"... More 

1 Thank Yvonnecaroline

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dent, Dent, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Dent
  • Phone Number: +44 15396 25208

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