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Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not just dog tolerant, this place is very welcoming of dogs and their owners. The dogs were even allowed with us at breakfast time. We got a welcome pack which included dog bowls, biscuits, towels and a walking map. Our room was the basic room and was an excellent size, very clean with lovely shower gel and shampoo products. The...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first visit to the Sun after it was recommended to us by friends. The staff were friendly and helpful. Restaurant and food were fantastic. We had the four course selection, and a bottle of the house Shiraz with the meal, very good choice. Our room was number 12 superior with a view over the church yard, lovely....

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for one night between Xmas and new year and had a dog friendly room . The room was really lovely with a a good comfy bed , two comfortable chairs , a tray of teas , coffee , hot chocolate and flapjacks , also treats for your dog , this is a very dog friendly inn allowing...

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Warwick
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been coming to the Sun Inn for over ten years now, we have stayed there and have spent many lunches and dinners with friends and family. It is very much a 'go to' place for us when we're up here. I called in today with my son (home on leave and looking forward to a beer and a...

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SunInnKirkbyLonsdale, Owner at Sun Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your feed back and so sorry that you were disappointed. This period between Christmas and New Year has been exceptionally busy and as you know we are only a small Inn with a small kitchen. On this particular day we did over 100 lunches and needed to prepare for 50 diners in the evening. We...

Buxton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to the area 4 times now and always end up at some point in the bar in The Sun either for a quiet drink or a meal. Staff always friendly and the food and beer are always a treat. We especially like the fact that they don't mind dogs in the bar area as it makes it...

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SunInnKirkbyLonsdale, Manager at Sun Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we have a lot of dogs coming to visit us each day and we love that people are able to bring them with them for a drink or even a stay in the hotel. Kirkby Lonsdale is such a lovely place to visit with dogs because off all the surrounding countryside, we are glad that...

France
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The evening meal was particularly good. High quality, beautifully served and reasonably priced. Room was comfortable and service very friendly. Great location in centre of Kirkby Lonsdale. Plenty of places to eat but I would highly recommend booking into their own restaurant. Breakfast was also superb.

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SunInnKirkbyLonsdale, Manager at Sun Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the lovely comments, we are very proud of our 2 rosette restaurant and the food the chefs produce to keep it to a superb standard. It is always nice to know we are doing things right. We hope to see you again soon Best wishes for the new year The Sun Inn team

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been several times to The Sun Inn and have never been disappointed. The week end just before Christmas is just a bit more special.The bedrooms, bar and restaurant are very comfortable and clean, you can't fail to notice the friendly, helpful and efficient staff. The atmosphere both in the hotel and the village is excellent, the shops, restaurants, cafes...

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SunInnKirkbyLonsdale, Manager at Sun Inn, responded to this review

I would have to agree that the town looks stunning at this time of year with all the Christmas trees on the front of the shops and houses. All the staff enjoy the busy festive atmosphere and love to look after our customers over this special time of year. We are glad that you have enjoyed your stay and we...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely room (superior), which was comfortable, spotless, and had a pretty view looking out on to the church. It's a nice gesture, and much appreciated, to offer guests a free parking permit as well as free tea and coffee, including lattes etc, at the bar. The food in the restaurant was delicious! Staff could not have been...

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SunInnKirkbyLonsdale, Manager at Sun Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, We are glad that you have enjoyed your stay with us, and got to sample the little extras we have to offer, including the free tea and coffee at the bar. Sam Carter (our head chef) and his team have put together a fantastic winter menu and I agree the food is delicious. We are...

Huddersfield
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've stayed here several times over the years and are never anything but impressed. The rooms are lovely and the bar is a classic one with open log fires. Breakfast is as good as anything I've had anywhere in the UK. Can't wait to visit again.

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SunInnKirkbyLonsdale, Manager at Sun Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely review. We hope to see you again in the future. Warm wishes Janine

cheshire
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everyone at the sun are most attentive. Room number 4, deluxe room, was of very high standard , bed and bedlinen of a very high standard. Lovely smelly and toiletries from the bath house. Both dinner and breakfast where exceptional. The fresh fruit at breakfast time and beautiful yoghurt again top class. The evening meal was truly an experience that...

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SunInnKirkbyLonsdale, Manager at Sun Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your fantastic review. We love it when customers really do enjoy the whole experience of the Sun Inn including the special touches we put into our rooms. like the bath house products and the free tea and coffee at the bar. We would also recommend the lovely walk along the river and visiting 'Ruskins view' which is...

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  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The five star Sun Inn in the heart of Kirkby Lonsdale offers a luxury blend of old and new; traditional Lake District warmth of a 17th century inn with flag stone and oak floors, old beams and roaring log fires combined with stylish contemporary restaurant and deluxe hotel bedrooms. Situated on the edge of the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and Forest of Bowland, it is accessible to some of Englands finest scenery. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sun Inn

Address: 6 Market Street, Kirkby Lonsdale LA6 2AU, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Kirkby Lonsdale
Price Range: RM533 - RM778 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Sun Inn 5*
Number of rooms: 11
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