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The Sun Inn

Bassenthwaite village, Bassenthwaite, Keswick CA12 4QP, England
+44 17687 76439
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“curry” (13 reviews)
“lasagna” (11 reviews)
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Bassenthwaite village, Bassenthwaite, Keswick CA12 4QP, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a really lovely evening meal here. The menu was varied and the food cooked well. The puddings were a particular highlight. We thought it was well priced and would visit again. I would recommend booking as I suspect it gets really busy during...More

Thank Graeme F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dogs welcome. Excellent food. Very welcoming staff. Would certainly recommend it. Tables outside for use in good weather. Good beers and ciders on tap. Generous portions for meals.

Thank Amanda S
estelle b, Owner at The Sun Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review hope to see you again

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an excellent impromptu dinner in this cosy pub with a great menu. The food and service were excellent and we would happily return when we are next in the area.

Thank 2013AJB
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my wife went to The Sun Inn and what a little gem. My wife can only eat and drink gluten free products. We never thought that The Sun Inn would accommodate this, how wrong we were. Gluten Free beer and food... The staff...More

2  Thank Chappa742018
estelle b, Owner at The Sun Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

thank you so much for taking the time to write a review glad you enjoyed your food and experience we do remember you and lyn,lisa paul and the team wish you luck with your swim

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with the family, the pub is lovely, it’s near a babbling brook, very cosy and friendly, food was top notch, had the Camembert starter which I’d highly recommend, and the steak and ale pie main which was beautiful. Generous portions and very well priced....More

Thank Filice G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited The Sun Inn on Saturday after booking a table only a few hours before which we are glad we did so as it wasn't long before all tables were full. My partner enjoyed the steak and ale pie (a massive portion) he said...More

Thank Jemma K
estelle b, Owner at The Sun Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

thank you for your review hope to see you again

Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

We were staying at Keswick Reach Log Retreat and we fancied somewhere different to eat. After searching Google and looking at the favourable reviews we decided to try The Sun Inn. We turned up on a Thursday evening without booking and were lucky enough to...More

Thank mralw1969
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

If you are looking for a family friendly restaurant with touches of the old country then this is the place. Visited early evening after arriving for a 4 night stay locally. Welcoming staff and easy to secure a table, although in peak season this could...More

1  Thank mickeybbaker
estelle b, Owner at The Sun Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Thank you for your review Giving people that want to visit us the information they need Thank you again and hope to see you again

Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

I don't even know whwre to begin with with quaint pub situated in a lovely area. My partner and I visited here on a whim with our dog due to be pet friendly and were amazed at how welcoming the staff and environment made us...More

Thank Matthew K
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

We had a pleasant meal the first night we were here and staff seemed friendly. Therefore we booked for the following 2 days at the same time of 5pm including Easter Sunday lunch. However, this was spoilt the next day when we sat down and...More

5  Thank ianrhodes1000
estelle b, Owner at The Sun Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

i feel i need to reply to this as you have left untrue comments on my facebook page (blocked now) as it was explained to you there was a booking at 6.30pm not 7pm you would have been told about the times as we get...More

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26 December 2016|
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Response from neesa03 | Reviewed this property |
I haven't been there on New Year's Eve so I'm not aware. They are a pub so there's a good chance they're open late.
30 July 2016|
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Response from estelle b | Property representative |
yes that is correct we have very few people in lunch times we tried it on a number of occasion's and found it wasn't worth it paying extra staff and a chef for maybe 4 or 5 people sorry
14 July 2016|
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Response from LSJFB18 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Absolutely. Dogs are allowed through out the pub. But as would expect they need to be on lead. Free dog biscuits on the bar and water available Pub does get busy so when you book please advise if you have a dog then... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 8:45 PM
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
4:00 PM - 8:45 PM
4:00 PM - 8:45 PM
4:00 PM - 8:45 PM
4:00 PM - 8:45 PM
4:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bassenthwaite village, Bassenthwaite, Keswick CA12 4QP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Keswick  >  Bassenthwaite
  • Phone Number: +44 17687 76439
  • E-mail
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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