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The Sun Inn

Bassenthwaite CA12 4QP, England
+44 17687 76439
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“curry” (11 reviews)
“lasagne” (9 reviews)
“nachos” (4 reviews)
Open Now
5:30 PM - 8:30 PMAll hours
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Bassenthwaite CA12 4QP, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Stayed at a nearby hotel, where the food was terrible. Remembered this little gem of a place from a previous visit to the lakes. Would highly recommend!! The pub itself is very traditional, lovely inside. The owners and staff were very friendly, very attentive. We...More

Thank 85deborah
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Sat outside for dinner (let child 2 and dog have room to roam) which was lovely. Food was fabulous and good value for money. Had to have a couple of glasses of wine, be rude not to. Wish I'd tried one of the vast range...More

Thank Rebeccaredshaw
estelle b, Owner at The Sun Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

thank you for your review hope to see you again

Reviewed 5 days ago

Good value meal. Friendly staff with good service. The bar boasts a long gin menu, but it took three attempts to find a brand in stock even though only one of the menu was highlighted as 'out of stock'. We would come againMore

Thank neverheardofhim
estelle b, Owner at The Sun Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

thank you for your review we boast a large gin menu because we do have a lot of gins over 25 bottles and we do run out . but like I said we do have a large choice !!! and we have to wait for...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Unusually for us, we were looking for somewhere for an evening meal that was dog friendly. The Sun Inn looked promising, so we thought that we would try it. I'm glad we did, we had a very pleasant evening meal and our dog met some...More

Thank BorderReiver2000
Reviewed 6 days ago

Hadnt booked but were shown to a four seater table for the two of us . Ordered Nachos to share for a starters huge portion with the added delight of the toppings been served in individual bowls which is great for those who dont like...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Always cautious about visiting the local eating establishment especially when you are tucked away in a remote part of the Lakes. No fear, with this place, is warranted however. A very warm welcome a buzzing local pub but with a fantastic restaurant serving good honest...More

Thank Airyhape
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful traditional country pub, very friendly pleasant staff, food was excellent. We had Cumberland sausage and a scampi. Also dog friendly, made a fuss of our puppy. Highly recommended.

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our pub Hope to see you again

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this lovely pub for a meal just on the off chance we might get a table. Luckily for us there was one available. The food was wholesome and tasty, plenty of it on your plate as well. You won't go home hungry after eating...More

Thank jobiker
estelle b, Owner at The Sun Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

thank you for taking the time to write a review see you again

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spend a week at a cottage in Bassentwaite village and ate at the Sun Inn every night. It has a lovely friendly atmosphere and serves great food - we have decided we must go on a diet when we get home! We found the...More

Thank 258SueReid
estelle b, Owner at The Sun Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

thank you for your review hope to see you again

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying at a nearby Keswick Reach and went looking for somewhere to eat, following a disastrous meal in the onsite restaurant. Greeted by lovely friendly staff, quickly seated and menus given, drinks brought quickly by a lovely friendly waitress. Our steaks were cooked...More

estelle b, Owner at The Sun Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review Good to see you again

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Questions & Answers
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, 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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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 CA12 4QP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  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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