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The Sun Inn

Bar, British, Pub
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Dent, Dent, Yorkshire Dales National Park, England
+44 15396 25208
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm a local and I'm getting sick and tired of hearing the complaints; I went there last month and ordered some food. The ingredients were cheap and... well, it's not what it used to be. The place could do with some entertainment - it doesn't even have a radio! It's the place to go for a quiet drink and low... More 

Thank Wolf M
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The Sun Inn dates from about 1642, and the narrow cobbled street outside can be tricky for anyone with walking difficulties. This is a very old building which has not had the guts ripped out of it, and which provides good portions of traditional English pub food. We enjoyed our food very much, and stayed the night. Because this is... More 

2 Thank GretaMcG
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

There's not a huge range of dishes on offer but what they do is done in large portions and is pretty good and great value, especially if you've just had a long walk. Friendly staff, good beers and overall a really pleasant, friendly place to visit. Visited at different times so had lunchtime snacks and dinner.

4 Thank Jonno1910
Leeds, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Stopped here for a quick lunch while walking along beautiful Dentdale on a cold winter's day. Decent burgers and really fabulous chips set us up nicely for the afternoon. Everyone was very friendly and helpful.

3 Thank baham c
Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

We should have known this was going to be a poor experience when we walked through the pub door on a cold and rainy day when we were told "No, don't sit there. I haven't cleaned it yet and there's carrots on the floor" in a brusque and unwelcoming tone. Perhaps the single most unwelcoming comment I have ever received.... More 

Thank HappyHartlepudlians
Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Popped in here on Halloween. Asked about some darts and the nice ladies behind the bar spent a good 10 mins trying to find some but sadly could not. The service was fast and friendly and the selection of real ales good. We returned the second evening for a meal after a disappointing welcome at the other pub in the... More 

Thank emloulid
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Used to visit here a lot but... the unfriendly, miserable old woman behind the who rarely say please or thank you makes the whole experience a distasteful one. Apart from that the place is ok

Thank david b
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

First the good bit - it has a car park. Now for the rest - Don't visit this establishment if you have children who dare to make noise. We were made to feel very uncomfortable by bar staff. We arrived early evening and the pub was extremely quiet, possibly 5 people stood at the bar talking to the member of... More 

2 Thank GeordieNat
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Popped in for a number of beers earlier this month, and 4 of us all had the gammon meal. Excellent! The barmaid was very friendly and accommodating, even giving us a price list for rooms in case we returned in the future. I'm sure we will be back!

Thank Peter S
Stirling, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Had a super weekday late lunch meal for two here with delicious main courses,generous portions, wonderful selection of fresh, home-cooked veg, and tasty puddings. Very reasonable cost, not expensive at all. Cosy, old-fashioned interior with roaring wood fire, friendly service and delightful overall experience.

Thank Porterfamily46

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dent, Dent, Yorkshire Dales National Park, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Yorkshire Dales National Park  >  Dent
  • Phone Number: +44 15396 25208

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?