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Welcome to The Sun Inn

Address: Main Street, Hawkshead, Ambleside, LA22 0NT

Telephone: 015394 36236 015394 36236

Hotel Description

Located in the charming un-spoilt village of Hawkshead, our lovely 17th Century Inn has everything to offer those looking for an ideal break or holiday away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The Sun Inn will instantly charm you. It has a wealth of original features including open fires, historical wood paneling, exposed stone walls, and oak beams, and we pride ourselves on making all our guests feel at home. You will be warmly welcomed and our aim is to make your stay as enjoyable and comfortable as possible. We recently completed a full refurbishment of all our bedrooms and we are very proud of the result; sparkling new en-suites combined with luxurious fabrics and locally handmade furniture in every room. Hawkshead and the surrounding Cumbrian countryside has so much to offer, Beatrix Potter was once a neighbour of the Sun Inn living in the adjacent village Sawrey; the Beatrix Potter gallery is located here in Hawkshead. William Wordsworth went to School here, and his Grammar school is well worth a visit, as is Anne Tyson’s 17th Century Cottage. For the more active there are numerous wonderful walks right from our doorstep, including the beautiful Tarn Hows, Coniston Old Man and Claife Heights. Designated Mountain bike trials and tracks can be found immediately behind the village up in the woods. Wonderful fishing opportunities are also in walking distance at the magnificent Esthwaite Water, with Windermere and Coniston Water just a short drive away.

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Hotel Reviews - The Sun Inn

We enjoyed a lovely overnight stay in early March. Lovely rooms, great evening meal and a warm welcome form the fabulous staff. Thank you

Elizabeth Tunnard - 7th Mar, 2018
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Thank you Elizabeth for your lovely review! I will pass on your lovely words to the staff and chefs! Thank you

Very Welcoming
Friendly helpful staff, comfortable room and an excellent breakfast. Great value for money.

allan hacking - 5th Mar, 2018
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Excellent Accommodation, Fine Food And Great Service
Highly recommend the Sun Inn at Hawkshead. Beautiful clean and comfy rooms, with an excellent breakfast. Had our evening meal at the Sun Inn too, wow! Absolutely superb! Staff all very friendly and happy to help with all aspects of our stay.

Tracy Potts - 5th Mar, 2018
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Gret Place To Stay
Perfect location friendley helpull staff.

Enjoyed our stay immensly.

Thank you

Sara Connelley - 2nd Mar, 2018
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The room had loads of old charm character, was clean and very compact but contained everything you need for a few nights stay. Quirky steps, creaking floors and single glazed windows all add to the fun.

Food excellent, staff friendly and helpful.

Enjoyed our two night stay. Good value for money.

Jane Maughan - 27th Feb, 2018
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We really enjoyed our stay at the Sun Inn. Very friendly, helpful staff. Cosy, immaculate room. Quaint. Very enjoyable breakfast and evening meal. Many thanks

Karen Francis - 16th Feb, 2018
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Response from Hotel
Thank you for your review. We really appreciate your kind words and we hope to welcome you back for another stay.

Recommend The Sun Inn
We have stayed at The Sun Inn before and would recommend. Lovely pub with lovely atmosphere & staff very helpful. Clean throughout. Would recommend booking a table as food excellent too. Live music on a Friday night. Definitely be back.

j farrey - 6th Feb, 2018
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Response from Hotel
Thank you for your lovely review! We look forward to welcoming you back for another stay. If you visit our website or social media pages we have the line up for live music throughout the year.

Excellent Stay
Everything was superb.

Courteous staff; lovely room and super shower; very comfy bed; excellent food.

Will look forward to another stay.

Thank you

Saunders - 1st Feb, 2018
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Response from Hotel
We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for your review and we look forward to welcoming you back

Would Recommend Staying Here
Enjoyed our stay at the Sun Inn. A lovely quaint Inn and village with a warm welcome and good food. Nothing was too much trouble and we were warm and cosy despite the inclement weather. Would definately recommend.

Cook - 17th Jan, 2018
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Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review! We are so pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back

we stayed for a weekend here and loved every second.

the room was warm and clean and the bed was so comfy with lovely linen. staff really friendly and evening meal fab, we had fish and chips.

would def stay again. fantastic place to base yourself for the lakes.

Maggie Reenan - 8th Jan, 2018
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Response from Hotel
Thank you so much for your kind words. We will pass on your kind words to the staff and kitchen staff. We hope to welcome you back for another stay

Thank You
we enjoyed our stay immensley,you have a special pub in a special location,and you do it well!

Laurence Purvis - 16th Dec, 2017
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Overnight Stay
excellent stay, old world charm, excellent food and staff. Will be back

Colin Mccartney - 8th Dec, 2017
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First Class
Fabulous stay. Beautiful village, lovely hosts and the Sun Inn is a great base to see the Lakes. The Inn itself was top notch with quaint bedroom full of character. The food was to die for and we will definitely be returning.

Graham - 4th Dec, 2017
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Book It
Proper place to unwind,with stunning scenery,and world class food.

Jonathan Roche - 2nd Dec, 2017
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Quient,chic and quality.

Food a1 staff spot on.

Many thanks

Harewood - 2nd Dec, 2017
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Great Stay
Had a lovely time at the sun inn.

Warm and welcoming. Quirky, comfortable bedroom. Friendly staff.

Good food. Had a table by the open fire for our evening meal. Would definitely love to stay again.

Mrs Oddy - 2nd Dec, 2017
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Lovely Stay
Lovely overnight stay at The Sun Inn.Right in rhe centre of Hawshead. Staff friendly. Would recommend eating there as the breakfast & evening meals were really good.

m molloy - 24th Nov, 2017
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Good Review
A friendly and well run hotel

Lorraine Luscombe - 21st Nov, 2017
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Great Little Find
Food,service and accommodation all excellent.

Jane Ward - 20th Nov, 2017
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Enjoyable Stay
From checkin to checkout manager and staff made our stay fantastic. Dinner was exceptional not cheap but you get what you pay for. Breakfast tasty and plentiful. Free parking included. Stayed in four poster room. Not big but remember this is an old hotel full of character. Hope to stay here again.

Hilton - 20th Nov, 2017
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Great Break Away
Lovely and warming environment, friendly staff nothing was too much trouble. Lovely room all the amenities you need lovely views. Great food good evening menu, and breakfast overall ideal place to stay definitely recommended

Jeanette Walsh - 9th Nov, 2017
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Sun Inn
Very lovely inn, room small but fits with type of building and very clean, quiet location and staff very helpful, lovely hot breakfast served by very pleasant staff . Would stay again .

Sandra Dempster - 22nd Sep, 2017
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Quaint And Homely
We stayed at the Sun Inn 18-20th August 2017. We found our stay to be very pleasurable, we booked a room with a four poster bed and it was lovely all the original features with natural stone walls etc, very welcoming and comfy. The staff are really nice and friendly and the breakfast and restaurant food was excellent. Cannot recommend highly enough, so much so that we have rebooked for a weekend in November!

Mrs. Janice Rigby - 21st Aug, 2017
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The Ideal Base
We're frequent visitors to Hawkshead and The Sun Inn is the ideal place to stay if you're looking to do a bit of walking - so many walking routes straight from the village. The pub itself is full of character, the rooms are clean, tidy and comfortable. The menu has something for everyone and the quality of food is great. If you feel something isn't quite right, the staff are always there to help in any way they can. We've stayed during the busy summer months and out of season over the winter. It's an easy place to lose yourself and forget about what's going on in the world.

Wayne Bristow - 21st Aug, 2017
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Cozy Location
Very nice Location. Historic Building with small Rooms. Very friendly staff.

Thorsten Tritschler - 20th Aug, 2017
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A Great Lakeland Pub
The Sun Inn has lovely food, great beer, a large selection of gins and comfortable rooms. The people running the place work extremely hard and always seem to be on hand when needed. We've stayed before and again on this occasion found our room to be clean, tidy and comfortable. We ate in the bar both nights (joined by some friends) and all thoroughly enjoyed our tasty food and the selection of drinks. And....the cooked breakfast was perfect!! We hope to stay again as soon as possible.

Malcolm Knowles - 8th Aug, 2017
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Recent Stay 3 Nights
Extremely clean. Friendly staff. Lovely breakfasts and food. Excellent location. Be aware that the top floor room (no. 8) has sloping roof. Would definitely return and recommend.

Lesley Power - 31st Jul, 2017
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The Sun Shines Inn Hawkshead!
A couple of nights stay, comfortable, clean, friendly, excellent breakfast and dinner, great bar......what more do you want from a holiday stop-over?

Paul Hebblethwaite - 27th Jul, 2017
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Very Comfortable And Full Of Character
Staff excellent, very friendly and most obliging. The meals were also excellent, as good as we've had anywhere and better than most. The rooms were small and space was at a premium, but this just added to the charm of the place. We'd recommend this lovely hotel to anyone.

Anthony Toole - 21st Jul, 2017
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Mr P Buckley
Great place excellent pleasant staff everywhere clean and tidy

Third visit will definitely return

Philip buckley - 15th Jul, 2017
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Lilian & Ken Hunter
We had a very enjoyable stay The staff were very friendly and helpful

The accommodation was clean and comfortable

We would not hesitate to return in the future

Lilian Hunter - 14th Jul, 2017
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Fabulous Stay In Traditional Lakeland Inn
Lovely old Lakeland Inn. Good food both breakfast and evening meal. Good range of beers and fantastic range of Gin, very knowledgeable landlord matching the garnish and type of tonic to the chosen gin. All of the staff were friendly and gave great customer service. On check in the ypung lady took our car reg and informed us we didn't need to pay for parking in rhe nearby public car park as the Inn would settle the cost which was a bonus. The room we had was really nice, tastefully decorated and had exposed original beams and stone wall. The en suite shower room was immaculate and modern. We can definately recommend The Sun and intend to return.

jan stephenson - 13th Jul, 2017
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Rooms are clean and well appointed. Very friendly and helpful staff. Breakfasts were generous and well cooked. I would stay again.

Glyn Ratcliffe - 13th Jul, 2017
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Our Stay At The Sun Inn
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Sun Inn. The staff were very pleasant and couldn't do enough for us. As for the food - well, it was out of this world! It was wonderful. We are now home and trying to lose all the weight we put on!

Carole Greenhalgh - 17th Jun, 2017
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Happy At Hawkshead
Warm and frienly staff and pleasant surroundings. We were upgraded to a four poster bed room on arrival. Would recommend staying here.Breakfast was tasty and sustantial. Thank you

David Hill - 13th May, 2017
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Fantastic 2 Day Stay
Wonderful location and pretty village. The hotel and staff and management were perfect. Most importantly the food in the restaurant was absolutely wonderful. Being restaurant owners we know food and someone in the kitchen is going above and beyond. Keep up the good work

erwin asam - 9th May, 2017
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Lovely Stay
Friendly and helpful service, excellent food and everything we needed for a comfortable stay.

Ms. Dinah Bioletti - 15th Apr, 2017
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Great Stay In Hawkshead!
We stayed at the Sun Inn for two nights to complete our challenge of walking all the Wainwright fells.

Great pub, great service, very comfortable, and fabulous location in a lovely village!

Evita Evans - 11th Apr, 2017
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Recent Stay
Our stay was the same as allways "fantastic"

Staff great, room really comfy,great food,

And beer was flowing down smoothly,

Alex our host was very attentive,and as usual

A good freind, we love it here, kath, cliff.

Cliff Isherwood - 6th Apr, 2017
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Lovely Stay
Friendly staff, great rooms, delicious food and a lovely location.

You may not find the rooms quite so lovely if you are tall - this is an old building with some low beams, but they have made good use of space in the top floor rooms in which we stayed.

Mrs. Karen Brown - 30th Mar, 2017
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Birthday Weekend!
This is the 2nd time we have stayed st The Sun Inn and enjoyed both times.Lovely little place to stay in nice staff and the manager Alex is very pleasant.Really nice brekfast and evening meal. Would definately recommend.

Hawarden - 30th Mar, 2017
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Lakeland Gem
We stopped 26th march 2017 for 2 nights and had a fabulous time. Alex and his team were wonderful, personable and Alex very knowledgeable of the area and real ales. The breakfast was fantastic, large and freshly prepared. We had both evening meals at the Sunn not due to some deal but for the quality. Fantastic fish and meat dishes e.g. Mussels, fish cakes, lamb shoulder etc.. gorgeous and good value. They have 4 real ales from local brewers which is great and a masive selection of Gins if that is your tipple. The location right in the centre of Hawkshead is ideal for the evening and we did the obligatory pub crawl. Parking is included in the main car park as well. The Inn backs onto the church and the daffodils were in full bloom giving a spectacular back drop. We will be back!

Turner - 29th Mar, 2017
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Amazing Food
We could not fault our stay as the rooms were upto date and clean plus the food was amazing, spacious between tables and everyone was pleasant/happy. To finish off, a lovely pint of Swann Blonde. We will def be staying here again

Booth - 29th Mar, 2017
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Overnight Break
Very friendly & great accommodation & food. Good value for money

Sandra Weston - 28th Mar, 2017
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Enjoyable Stay
Had a wonderful time at the sun inn, the room was very nice and the staff were all very friendly and helpful . Also the food was very good . I would highly recommend and would not hesitate to stay again in the future

Catherine Wood - 26th Mar, 2017
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A Brief Encounter
Pleasant,helpful staff along with good food and a comfortable clean room, made our short break very enjoyable.

I would definitely return.

tong - 25th Mar, 2017
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Sun Inn
very nice atmosphere food very good rooms very clean lovely selection of gins had a great stay go back any time.

Thank you

John Lambert

Lambert - 25th Mar, 2017
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We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and found everything satisfactory. Our only disappointment was we should have had our evening meal with you instead of a poor meal at the Queens Head! We would certainly stay with you again.

PLOWS ROGER - 25th Mar, 2017
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Brilliant Food
Ate at the hotel both nights of our stay and loved it. Comfortable warm room and a nice modern bathroom. Would stay again any time.

Miss. Rebecca Bell - 24th Mar, 2017
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2 Night Stay
Lovely 2 night stay in this quirky little place, friendly staff and clean rooms. We had food in the hotel both nights and it was gorgeous ! Fantastic gin menu too!

Would def recommend and no doubt we will be back x

Mr & Mrs Wren - 22nd Mar, 2017
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Night In Hawkshead
Lovely stay breakfast was delicious

mill jones - 21st Mar, 2017
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Walking/fishing Weekend
Staff very friendly & helpful. Food very good - gin menu even better!!! Room comfortable. A visit recommended

MICHAEL MILLER - 20th Mar, 2017
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Excellent Meal
A warm welcome on a very rainy evening, comfy and very clean room, followed by an excellent meal. Highly recommended.

Alexis Moore - 20th Mar, 2017
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Sun Inn
Beautiful village of Hawkshead. Brought friends for first visit. Hotel lovely, food fabulous

Mr. MOLLOY MOLLOY - 19th Mar, 2017
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Great Stay
Great value for money. Breakfast really good too, good ingredients and cooked fresh. Definitely would stay again!

ELLIOTT - 16th Mar, 2017
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Lakes Hospitality At Its Best
A pleasant three night stay in a comfortable Fourposter bedroom with clean bed linen, fresh towels and well kept en-suite. The welcome was warm and parking in Hawkshead was free for the duration of our stay.

Breakfasts were more than adequate with a varied choice on offer to set you up well for the days walking.

The evening offered an excellent choice and quality of food and local beers and extensive choice of Gins.

The staff and management were very pleasant and attentive offering a high standard of service for a local inn.

JOHN STRINGER - 14th Mar, 2017
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Overnight Stay
Enjoyed a one night stay at the sun inn very friendly staff, comfortable room, amazing food and set in a most beautiful village what more can you ask for.. will definitely be returning in the near future thanks for a wonderful stay

Mrs. Angela fleming - 12th Feb, 2017
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Stayed One Night
Lovely clean hotel and great breakfast would definitely recommend also staff really friendly

Christine Bryant - 24th Jan, 2017
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Great Little Pub
Stayed a few times now, great little place to recharge batteries, clean tidy and friendly staff.

James Moss - 9th Jan, 2017
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Lovely Stay!
We had a lovely stay at the Sun Inn!

The food was delicios!

Staff were very profesional and friendly. The young man in the Breakfast Room espeially.

Room very pretty. The shower was excellent!

Butler - 9th Jan, 2017
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This hotel is perfect, ticks all of the boxes and great value for money.. the staff are friendly and welcoming and will do anything to help.

The resteraunt and the food was lovely, real home cooked English food but there were other options on the menu, and the specials were changed daily.

The hotel was very clean and tidy, and the pictures don't do it justice and show just how nice it is.

The bedroom was lovely, nice and warm with the central heating on and a comfortable memory foam mattress, nice modern bathroom and walk in shower.. even had complimentary shampoo in the bathroom etc

There was plenty to do in and around the hotel and the shops and people are lovely.

Overall this hotel was lovely and I would definitely recommend and stay again, it was great value for money and a lovely place.

FLANAGAN - 7th Jan, 2017
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Newyear 2016
This is the second year we've stayed for the New Year Break. Alex Vita and the team can't do enough to make you welcome. The rooms are comfortable and the Food is the best in Hawkshead. Would recommend to anyone. Special Mention also to Vika and Benji who are lovely.

MORAN - 4th Jan, 2017
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Trip To Lakes
Nice clean place friendly staff food good

WOOD - 1st Jan, 2017
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Sun Inn Hawkshead
From the start the staff were very friendly the room was very quaint and clean and the bed very comfortable The food is excellent and staff all work hard to make your stay enjoyable. Would certainly go back

SQUIRES - 31st Dec, 2016
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Super Chilled Stay
As a family group of four adults wr had a lovely relaxing time.We had a beautiful meal in the restaurant and enjoyed a scrummy brekie. The vadt choice of gins also helped the mood. Staff were exceptionally friendly and professional. We would definitely recommend and stay again.

KANE - 30th Dec, 2016
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Great Stay
Enjoyed a great 2 night pre-Christmas break. Staff very friendly and welcoming. Lovely homely bar with great food. Fantastic breakfast. Will definitely be back!

Brennan - 22nd Dec, 2016
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Christmas/anniversary Night Away In Hawkshead
This place is immaculate,very cosy,great staff and the food is amazing

Livesey - 21st Dec, 2016
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Winter Lakes Break
Lovely Hotel , and Staff

Warm welcome , great food and service

Warm and Friendly , nice 4 poster bed room 2

Hearty Breakfast to start the day

Thank you

Adrian Walsh - 19th Dec, 2016
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Comfy Stay With Good Food In Bar And Restaurant
Lovely stay at the Sun Inn - snug room with lovely en-suite and shower. Resataurant and bar serving great local beers, extensive gin list and great meals ( slow cooked lamb shoulder ..mmmm yummy !) The village of Hawkshead is superbly quaint - esp. at Christmas time and a great base for south lakes area.

Rodney Cleary - 17th Dec, 2016
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Pre Christmas Break
We arrived for our pre Christmas getaway and as usual the stay was perfect. I can't praise the staff enough and the room was just what we needed - comfortable, clean and the food in the restaurant was excellent. Looking forward to the next visit.

Steve Woodcock - 15th Dec, 2016
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Shorf Break
Great short break at the Sun where the staff were pleasant and attentive and food great particularly the breakfast. We will be back . Many thanks.

Kingston - 12th Dec, 2016
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A Very Warm Welcome
I've been to Hawkshead many times but for some unknown reason had not been in this pub before. Anyway, I decided to book us in for the night this time, the first thing to mention is the exceptionally warm welcome from the staff. Our room and en-suite were lovely, better than expected. We had a fabulous lunch of home made soup and a gorgeous chunky sandwich, didn't try the evening menu but breakfast was superb and a very tasteful dining room. We'll be back.

Karen Hartley - 12th Dec, 2016
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Relaxing Break
Enjoyed our 2 night break in Hawkshead

the food was really good, the room nice and warm the staff friendly.We would definitely visit the sun inn again.

Walsmsley - 7th Dec, 2016
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Hawkshead Xmas Fair
we had a lovely stay at the Sun Inn. Room was clean and comfortable bed. Good breakfast to start the day.Friendly staff, nothing is too much trouble. Would recommend staying here.

Mrs. Gilian Siddley - 7th Dec, 2016
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Relaxing Break
Enjoyed our 2 night break in Hawkshead

the food was really good, the room nice and warm the staff friendly.We would definitely visit the sun inn again.

Walsmsley - 6th Dec, 2016
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Lovely Place To Stay
Our stay was lovely. The accommodation was very comfortable. The food was delicious. The atmosphere was friendly and welcoming. All the staff were execptional in customer service and they could not do enough to make you feel welcome. Bonus was the singer on friday night and the 40 different gins - happy days!! Thank you

NICHOLSON - 4th Dec, 2016
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The Sun Inn Great Place To Stay In Hawkshead
Lovely place to stay, pleasant staff, great food. Thanks very much for providing breakfast, even though we got times mixed up. Would recommend The Sun Inn.

DALE - 28th Nov, 2016
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Great Break
Staff so friendly, location amazing, room lovely a great break at such good value. Thanks everyone in the sun inn πŸ‘πŸ˜Š

TUMMONS - 28th Nov, 2016
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Warm Welcome
What a treasure! From the time we booked, to arriving, to departure, we were extremely well looked after. Very good room, excellent food and first class staff. Also, extremely good value (we were on a DBB arrangement).

MR & MRS JOHNSTON - 27th Nov, 2016
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Sun Hotel
great hotel staff were very helpful

good location easy to get to all the sights

would give 9 out of10

Les Hollman - 26th Nov, 2016
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Room & Food
The room was comfortable and the food was excellent.

Would recommend both

Mr and Mrs Kirk - 25th Nov, 2016
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Weekend Away
Nothing bad to say about the Sun Inn. My wife and I have often had drinks and food in here while camping in the summer and have seen the rooms on the literature and I said I would like to stay here one day so we did! The full English breakfast is the best I have had for a long, long time and the staff are very helpful. We had a four poster bed and it was fab!!

Mr. Scott Topping - 21st Nov, 2016
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Weekend Away
Nothing bad to say about the Sun Inn. My wife and I have often had drinks and food in here while camping in the summer and have seen the rooms on the literature and I said I would like to stay here one day so we did! The full English breakfast is the best I have had for a long, long time and the staff are very helpful. We had a four poster bed and it was fab!!

Mr. Scott Topping - 21st Nov, 2016
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Sun Inn Stay
Excellent. We had two nights stay including a Friday night .Room was comfortable and clean. Staff where friendly and helpful.Good breakfast.

Hawkshead is a Lovely village in the heart of the Lake district.

Mark Strangeway - 20th Nov, 2016
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Great Stay
Lovely 17th century Inn, well decorated, rooms lovely and comfortable, lovely en-suite bathroom. Very nice restaurant with good food at reasonable prices. Good choice of menu for breakfast. Very friendly staff. Would recommend the Sun Inn highly.

Smith - 18th Nov, 2016
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One Night Stay
Although we found the bed a bit uncomfortable, we enjoyed our stay. Staff where welcoming, friendly and attentive. Accommodation was spacious and well decorated and breakfast was excellent. Would recommend to others visiting Haweshead.

Angela Buckley - 17th Nov, 2016
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Just Perfect
Stayed at the Sun Hotel for a short break and found a real treasure. Comfortable bed , fine food and lovely staff. Will definitely be staying again. Best hotel in Hawkshead.

Susan Roberts - 16th Nov, 2016
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Excellent Place To Stay
We have stayed at the Sun Inn before and when visiting the lakes always try and book here. Hawkshead is beautiful and the Sun Inn is very welcoming. The rooms are very comfortable and modern and have everything you need. The food is excellent quality and all the staff are very friendly and go out of their way to make sure you have a lovely stay. We will be booking again on our next trip.

Nicola Davenport - 14th Nov, 2016
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Sun Inn
We enjoyed an excellent break at the Sun Inn during early November. The staff were extremely helpful and attentive.The room was very comfortable with tea/coffee making facility. We enjoyed the breakfast and restaurant food and found the location to be very convenient for exploring the area.

Fletcher - 11th Nov, 2016
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First Visit
We visited and stayed at The Sun Inn due to Mr Brooke having been bought 2 nights stay as a birthday present. The breakfast could not be bettered and the dinner menu varied. The specials were also interesting (we both chose the special main course on our 2nd evening and it was delightful). The whole staff were extremely willing to help with anything and were a credit. Our room was quaint, on the small side, but had all essentials. The bed was very comfortable. Would recommend and certainly stay there again.

Brooke - 11th Nov, 2016
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Got there late on the Saturday checked in co op one minute away for all your needs an the room was perfect all u think the lakes would be.Breakfast was brilliant and evening restaurant was amazing food defiantly recommend will defiantly return πŸ‘πŸΌ

murphy - 8th Nov, 2016
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Fantastic Little Find
Really enjoyed our stay here. Lovely hotel, really nice, clean and modern rooms. Staff very friendly and always ready to help. Beautiful picturesque village full of history. Would highly recommend.

Mrs. Linsy Brito - 30th Oct, 2016
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Super Stay!
Our stay at the Sun Inn was fantastic. A really comfortable stay in a beautiful room. Service A1 and an amazing breakfast. Will definitely return for another stay.


Richard - 29th Oct, 2016
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A Lovely Time
Lovely atmosphere, professional and friendly staff. Room clean and comfortable and food amazing. Will stay again

Mrs. karen pugh - 31st Dec, 2015
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One Of My Favourites
Lovely pub, gorgeous food, excellent friendly staff, cosy individual rooms and excellent value for money. All set in ideal location for walking, sigtseeing or completing the 4 x Hawkshead good pub crawl! Not forgetting one of the best cooked breakfasts we have had!

Mrs. JULIE FORSHAW - 31st Dec, 2015
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Nice Break
Friendly staff great food n beer

Ian Thompson - 22nd Dec, 2015
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Mrs Gillian Rycroft.
we had a fantastic stay at the sun inn. Alex the host was great. The food and our room we just couldn't fault it. we ill defo be staying at the Sun Inn in the very near future.

GILLIAN RYCROFT - 14th Dec, 2015
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Lovely Pub
We had a great stay at The Sun Inn on Sunday 6th Dec. It was a pretty eventful journey to get there driving through flooded roads passing loads of stranded cars from the day before. But we were given a lovely warm welcome by the girls on reception and shown to our lovely quaint room . After a couple of hours taking in the delights of Hawkshead Xmas Festival ( lovely pubs and markets etc) we went back to the Sun for a few drinks and an excellent Evening meal. Will definitely be going back there next year

Paul McDowell - 10th Dec, 2015
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Weekend Break
Nice stay at the Sun inn, food very nice, staff polite.

would stay again

Tracy Knott - 6th Dec, 2015
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Great Time
Had a week at The Sun Inn, cant fault it at all, staff were very friendly and helpful, meals were very nice indeed. Room was spacious and well kept, learned to duck after the first contact with a low beam. would certainly go back and recommend it to anyone. Thank you for the great time .

Mr. Richard Maxfield - 30th Nov, 2015
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Our Stay In The Sun Inn
as always good clean rooms, great choice of breakfast, and very friendly staff,this was our 6th year stay here, and will be back for many more years to come.

Cockerham - 14th Nov, 2015
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A Return To My Roots
A very warm welcome, helpful, efficient and friendly staff. The room was comfortable and the food was very good.

Mr. Melvyn Telfer - 12th Nov, 2015
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Great Weekend
Just returned from a three night stay at the sun inn, every aspect of the break was first class the food, drink, room and friendly staff and locals all made our time here very enjoyable couldn't fault anything, stayed here before ,will stay again and would recommend it to anyone looking for a quality hotel for a break in the Lake District

Mr. Michael Emmerson - 10th Nov, 2015
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The Sun Inn
It poured all the time we were in Hawkeshead but the staff at the Sun Inn were friendly, efficient and helpful and made our stay enjoyable. We had dinner at the hotel and it was very good. I will certainly return when the weather is less wet.

Patricia Reynolds - 10th Nov, 2015
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Excellent Accommodation
Our second stay at the Sun Inn. Excellent accommodation - authentic Lake District; food is first class. Good beer and quality live music on Thursday night - what more could you want.

Barnett - 31st Oct, 2015
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Great Stay
Great location,breakast,dinner and staff -Thank you for a good stay

Nigel Melaugh - 10th Aug, 2015
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Excellent Stay
Excellent! Love Sasha the dog

Miss. Lucy Heaton - 3rd Aug, 2015
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Fab Weekend
We stayed at The Sun Inn last weekend and had a great time. The food, accommodation, location and service were all excellent. We will certainly recommend this place.

Pilkington - 3rd Jul, 2015
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Great Break!
Base for a few days walking/photography. Great food and ale, a warm welcome and a nice clean comfortable room. Excellent!

Ian Marmont - 30th Jun, 2015
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Lovely Stay
As we approached the village we fell in love with the place so we went to check in and we were immediately impressed with the look and the cleanliness of it to got shown to our room up the rickety but charming staircase went in and the room was superbly decorated and also spotless we ate out that evening but came down the next morning to a lovely English breakfast served by the very friendly staff we ate at the Sun the following evening and we weren't disappointed we both had the Fish & Chips yum overall i must say i love the place would deffo return and would recommend in an instant

Mike Ainsworth - 27th Jun, 2015
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The Sun Inn, Hawkshead - Amazing...!
Absolutely fabulous stay at The Sun. Beautiful rooms, fantastic food and great company. As regular visitors to the village, this was our first stay at The Sun, but will definitely not be our last. Can't rate it highly enough.

Yvette Clark - 23rd Jun, 2015
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Friendly Hotel In Great Location
Good friendly , well located hotel. Nice comfortable rooms and good well presented breakfast

Geoff Billington - 17th Jun, 2015
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Weekend Break Mountain Biking
Food was excellent, rooms were clean and the staff really friendly, hotel ideal for walking and biking

Phil Jones - 15th Jun, 2015
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Sun Inn, Hawkshead, Cumbria
Lovely and helpful staff. Simple but clean and comfortable room with clean, modern facilities. Central and convenient for visiting Lake District and village. Off the main road so quiet at night.

Bowcock - 11th Jun, 2015
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Long Weekend In Old Coaching Inn
Very friendly helpful staff. A good location for village centre & local walks. Very individual old inn with lots of character. Hearty, tasty breakfast. Free parking in nearby car park.

Anne Hayes - 9th Jun, 2015
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Our Challange Rest Camp
A group of us stayed at the Sun Inn whilst completing a charity challenge in Coniston. The rooms were very comfortable and a welcome sight for our weary legs. The evening meal was great and the morning breakfast was excellent (especially the black pudding) There was also an excellent choice of real ales on offer which were all in top condition. All the staff were very friendly and helpful. We would definitely use the Sun Inn again the next time we are staying in the area.

Nigel Rake - 8th Jun, 2015
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Proper Pub
Proper pub with very good food and live music. The lamb joint was particularly tasty.

Room rather small with limited headroom but comfy bed. Very friendly staff we would stay there again.

Mr. Mark Goulden - 29th May, 2015
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May 2015
Excellent friendly pub with good food and beer and great staff!!

Mr. Ian Stead - 18th May, 2015
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Very Happy Stay At The Sun
We loved our room and slept very well that night. The food next morning was wonderful. we didn't expect such a local selection of food. Throughout our stay the staff were very attentive and helpful.

Ian Billington - 8th Apr, 2015
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Very Much Recommended.
This was our second stay at the Sun Inn so we already knew what to expect and I'm pleased to day that we weren't let down.

Alex and his staff give a very warm and heartfelt welcome. Alex is very hands on and goes out of his way to make your stay the best that it can be. The rooms are very tastefully decorated with a modern twist, very clean and the beds are turned down each day with fresh towels provided.

We stayed for 4 nights on this occasion and we can't fault the service that was given. But If I'm being honest the service and the hospitality weren't the bit that we went back was the food. The food is excellent for a pub. There a good selection, it was all perfectly cooked, presented well and tasted fantastic. We always use Hawkshead as our base...and we're already planning our next stay at the Sun Inn. Top drawer!!

Andrew Petty - 7th Apr, 2015
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Lovely Stay!
We came to the Sun Inn for the Easter weekend as we were doing some walking in the Lakes. It's a lovely pub, obviously very popular as every evening it was packed. The staff are great, really friendly and helpful. We had a decent sized room, very clean and a comfy bed - just what you need after a long day walking! One of the best things, however, is the excellent food! We ate in the restaurant every evening and enjoyed a range of things on the menu, including some of the specials. The staff were lovely and we couldn't fault the food. It ranks amongst some of the best Lakes pub food we have enjoyed. A thoroughly enjoyable stay and thoroughly recommended. Look forward to our next visit!

Joanne Anderson - 7th Apr, 2015
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Spent 2 days here. What a lovely surprise when we saw our room. So quaint and plenty of character as had the whole place. Greeted with friendly staff and taken to our room by her. Breakfast was plentiful and cooked perfectly. We had a drink in the bar and it had a nice log fire. Unfortunately we did not have a meal but seeing other guests dining, the meals looked lovely and good portions. Rooms clean and tastefully decorated. The bathroom perfect size, clean and modern. Would recommend the Sun Inn to anyone, you will not be disappointed.

Tennant - 25th Mar, 2015
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Would Recommend
Excellent location. Hawkshead is beautiful with outstanding scenery.

The staff were very friendly and helpful.

Food was excellent.

Room was quirky and clean.

Would definitely stay here again : )

Janet Cartwright - 23rd Mar, 2015
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The Sun Inn Review
Very enjoyable with comfortable bed and the room was spotless

Found the staff to be very helpfully

Well done to all

Lepitak - 22nd Mar, 2015
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Lovely Stay In Friendly, Cosy Inn
Very friendly staff, cosy, quirky room, tremendous cooked breakfast!

YVONNE GREENE - 17th Mar, 2015
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Square D Social Club
Great warm friendly hospitality, food is excellent. Live Entertainment on Friday night was superb.

Graham Hawkins - 16th Mar, 2015
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The Ideal Location
This was the second time we had stayed at the Sun Inn. A mixture of great food, characterful accommodation and the welcoming locals, made this an ideal place to stay.

We are frequent visitors to the Lake District and always manage to pick decent accommodation. Whenever we are in the Hawkshead area of the Lakes, as long as there's space, we'll be coming back to the Sun Inn.

Wayne Bristow - 10th Mar, 2015
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Nice Stay
Lovely inn, couldn't fault the staff, extremely friendly and helpful, breakfast was excellent, we didn't eat there in the evening so couldn't comment on the evening meal. It was an excellent stay and would recommend it !!

Andy Beesley - 5th Mar, 2015
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Dad\'s Birthday
We stayed here for a family occasion. Four adults and 2 children. We could not have chosen a better place, from the lovely rooms, the staff and the fabulous food. We will definitely be back. Thank you to Alex and all the staff for making our stay a memorable one.

Cirelli - 3rd Mar, 2015
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Dad\'s Birthday
We stayed here for a family occasion and had an absolutely fabulous time. We could not have chosen a better place, from the lovely rooms, the friendly staff and delicious food. We will definitely be back. Thank you to Alex and all of the staff for making our stay a memorable one.

Cirelli - 3rd Mar, 2015
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Lovely Place To Stay
Just arrived back from one night at the Sun Inn in Hawkshead, one night wasn't enough, it was the best nights sleep I have has in a strange bed ever, no noise from other guests, or from outside. The food was excellent, we ate in the bar but the restaurant would be lovely if it was for something special, the breakfast was also excellent made to order, hot, and tasty. Would certainly go back again, to sample some more food, the lamb was πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

Walker - 23rd Feb, 2015
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Excellent Establishment!
An absolutely all round excellent place. The rooms were cozy, clean and beautifully decorated. The bathroom was modern and the little quirk of the two heights for the shower head was greatly appreciated. The evening menu was diverse and the food (my partner and I both had the burgers) was delicious. Couldn't fault it and we would definitely stay there again.

Ella Gibbons - 17th Feb, 2015
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Hidden Gem!
Travelled as a group of 4 adults to Hawkeshead and stayed at The Sun Inn as a treat for my sisters birthday.. Our rooms were up in the converted attic space and were very quaint and quirky and very neat and clean. Our welcome on arrival was very warm and friendly, all of the staff we met during our 2 night stay were so friendly and nothing was too much trouble for them. Lovely breakfasts and our evening meal we had on the first night was wonderful. I would definitely recommend The Sun as a place to stay in this beautiful little village. Look out for the managers lovely, lovely dog Sasha, she likes to watch the TV!!

Baldwin - 14th Feb, 2015
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Great Hotel !
The outside needs a lick of paint -so what ? What you get inside from the quaint sloping ceilings (well it is a 17th century building) to the warm welcome and attentive service soon makes you forget about that. The staff really are an asset. We ate there and the meal was fabulous, we drank there and the atmosphere was fabulous. The locals were really friendly. Breakfast was great. Free parking a welcome bonus. Seriously, we had a great time because we were made so welcome, and isn't that what it's all about . The ferry to Windemere is just down the road -2minutes across the lake, making it an ideal base for days out. The village itself is wonderful, having somewhere nice to stay enhanced the experience.

Mr. Leslie Pugh - 25th Jan, 2015
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Response from Hotel
Thank you so much for the kind words, much appreciated. As to the paint outside- you are absolutely right, we are just waiting for weather conditions to improve which, as you already know, in the Lakes is an absolute mystery. Hopefully we\'ll take your breath away with our outside looks next time you visit.

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Attractions - The Sun Inn

Windermere Steamboats Museum - Windermere - Museum

Windermere Steamboats Museum - Windermere - Museum

Distance 3.24 miles (5.18 km)
Windermere Steamboats & Museum is located on a former sand wharf site where, for many years, barges unloaded gravel dredged from the bed of the lake. When this operation ceased in 1975, the Windermere Nautical Trust acquired the use of the site and the Museum was built in 1976-77 with the help of The Maritime Trust and the English Tourist Board. For a great day out visit the Windermere Steamboats & Museum situated on the shores of beautiful Lake Windermere. This Windermere attraction offers a unique and historic collection of Steam and Motor Boats. Steam Launch Trips, Shop and Refreshments. The Museum is open 10am to 5pm daily from mid-March to the first week in November

World of Beatrix Potter - Bowness-on-Windermere - Landmark

World of Beatrix Potter - Bowness-on-Windermere - Landmark

Distance 3.3 miles (5.28 km)
The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction can be found in Windermere. The attraction as won a number of awards and is One of the Top Ten most Popular Visitor Centres and the centre is a place for all the family young and old. Within the centre you will discover Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle Duck and all their friends in a magical indoor recreation of Beatrix Potter classic tales, with the sights, sounds and also the smells of the countryside. You will be able to see Mrs. Tiggy-winkle in the Kitchen, go past Jeremy Fisher's Pond and even walk through Squirrel Nutkin's Old Oak Tree? Also at the centre you will be able to learn more about Beatrix Potter's life in the Hidden Beatrix Potter's presentation and video wall. Take a break in the Tailor of Gloucester Tea Rooms and then a visit to shop where you can browse and purchase top quality Beatrix Potter merchandise.

Stott Park Bobbin Mill - Newby Bridge - Museum

Stott Park Bobbin Mill - Newby Bridge - Museum

Distance 6.33 miles (10.13 km)
A working mill built in 1835, Stott Park created the wooden bobbins vital to the spinning and weaving industries of Lancashire. Typical of mills across Cumbria, today you can see industry from a bygone age and watch as bobbins are made using the mill's original machinery. Although Stott Park worked continuously until 1971, it remains almost identical to its Victorian appearance of 100 years ago. With its Victorian machinery originally powered by a waterwheel and steam engine, Stott Park used birch, ash and sycamore to make wooden tool handles as well as bobbins. The mass of belts which fill the building still drive the cutting, boring and finishing machines than turn long thin poles into bobbins. You can watch a bobbin being made, and take it home as a souvenir.