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Sun Inn

) #3 of 6 Restaurants in Pooley Bridge $$ - $$$ , British,
Main Street | Ullswater, Pooley Bridge, Penrith CA10 2NN, England
+44 17684 86205
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible8%
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“chilli” (5 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Main Street | Ullswater, Pooley Bridge, Penrith CA10 2NN, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a great pub. The food was really good and prices were reasonable. The staff were friendly and helpful.

Thank williamskdn
Reviewed 5 days ago

Truly fantastic, way beyond pub grub this was an incredible meal! As always, the beer is in tip top condition

Thank deblester
Reviewed 5 days ago

Called in for a couple of drinks on a scorching hot Saturday , What a lovely beer garden and even has a wooden fort for the little ones to play in. Good beer in a lovely environment . Saw loads of meals being served and...More

Thank ukgal2004
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

After an awful experience at the Crown Inn we had a far not enjoyable meal at the Sun Inn. Staff also more polite and welcoming.

Thank philip8249
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Myself, wife and eldest son arrived in the quaint village of pooley bridge for a few hours stop off chillax prior to continuing our journey to workington for a C2C bike challenge. Parked up in one of the villages 3 main pubs (The Sun Inn)...More

Thank Steve P
Jane M, Owner at Sun Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Many thanks for your review. If I may put your comments into context. Quite rightly you did as you say park in our extremely busy car park. You and your wife did spend a little time at the Sun Inn having a drink each and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good , very clean rooms. Good food and parking on site, great staff and great place to visit. Just had a referb and end suite was excellent.

Thank Don W
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were passing by, and called in on the off chance of possibly having a meal. We were cordially informed that we could chose from the menu, which we happily did. As there were many people seated outside, we were prepared for...More

1  Thank LoveAfricaLincoln
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Serve very nice beer, food looked very nice, we wasn't eating but they were serving Sunday lunch it looks amazing

Thank Steve J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice pub / hotel in the centre of Pooley Bridge. Dog friendly. Free wifi. Decent food. Good outdoor area for the kids. Staff happy to help.

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A good pub with nice menu. Generous portions and a nice variety although the Thai Beef was off on the day we visited. Great beer garden and some real ales. Worth a visit.

Thank Griff H
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Laura F
Hi, does this pub show any football games?
6 April 2017|
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Response from Jane M | Property representative |
Hi. We don't have sky only BT Sports so we do show some games
What food is served ie salmon chicken ?
3 November 2016|
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Response from Jane M | Property representative |
Hi. If you go on our website suninnpooleybridge there is a menu of the food we do. Hope this helps. Thanks
Hi we are looking to book a room for a couple of days and wondring if dogs are allowed we have a labrador
30 September 2015|
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Response from jkmsuninn | Property representative |
Hi, yes dogs are allowed in 4 rooms, with there owners obviously! Those rooms are a double, twin and 2single. Hope that's of help. Regards John McGuire
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$18
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street | Ullswater, Pooley Bridge, Penrith CA10 2NN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Eden District  >  Penrith  >  Pooley Bridge
  • Phone Number: +44 17684 86205
  • E-mail
The Inn was converted from a row of cottages in the 1700s by the original proprietor Edward Richardson. Since then the Inn has changed hands several times, and was taken over in May 2010 by John & Jane McGuire.

The Sun is a family run establishment. Sunny by name and by nature, this is one of the most friendly and cheery hostelries in the region. It is a sizeable whitewashed building with grey framed windows, which in summer are draped with vibrantly coloured hanging baskets. Inside, the decor is simple and warm with low beamed ceilings, wooden tables and chairs and wood paneled walls and bar.

It has a spacious beer garden and a grassy area at the rear with a fantastic wooden childrens play fort. It also has its own car park, which is strictly for patrons.

The Sun Inn is renowned for its Real Ales and has been awarded the Cask Marque and features in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide. We offer a wide range of local ales and a constantly changing guest ale and for the non ale drinker there are lagers and stouts.
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