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The Sun Hotel

Near Walna Scar Road, Coniston LA21 8HQ, England
+44 15394 41248
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good25%
  • Average18%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible22%
Travellers talk about
“great stay” (3 reviews)
“long walk” (15 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub
$$ - $$$
Near Walna Scar Road, Coniston LA21 8HQ, England
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1 - 10 of 284 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

OK - so I've been drinking there, on & off, for forty years so possibly I'm biased. I called in on a weekday night recently - once upon a time the bar would have been heaving with locals & visitors - food orders would have...More

Thank AthosTA
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I organised a 40th anniversary reunion for 15 University climbing friends. In advance we got the menu and booked our meals. We were delighted to find that the dinner was to be served at a single large table in the conservatory, giving us a great...More

Thank Kenneth E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hadn't been in here for many many years but the Black Bull couldn't accommodate our party of 14 on a Saturday night so we went here. We had a superb table in the conservatory with amazing views over the village and lake - our waitress...More

Thank Laura P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Best Selection of Real Ales in Coniston, Great Food. Friendly, relaxed atmosphere and Great Service from the wonderful Staff. We stayed for 3 nights and had a great time; Fell Walks in all directions. There is a Sun-Trap Beer Garden for when you come back...More

Thank Lee T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fish and chips at the end of a long walk - sat in the sun with a beer - great. However, I found the publican quite unfriendly and wondered if he ever gets repeat business. Hey ho - he wouldn't get away with this in...More

Thank benfold1
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Situated at the bottom of two popular footpaths leading to the Old Man, The Sun Hotel is a great place to relax at the end of a long walk. Lovely sunny terrace and a great selection of beers and wines.

Thank Harry S
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We visited the bar 3 nights running whilst camping, the management were so friendly . Scott and sasha were very welcoming we will return on our next trip thanks guys 👍👍

Thank Ian H
Reviewed 17 April 2017

very busy but lucky to get a table in the bar, great food and service. very friendly and helpful. could not get a seat in the restaurant but where happy to serve the same menu to anyone seated in the bar. fast clean polite friendly...More

Thank shhead65
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Visited a couple of times during our stay in Coniston. A proper pub, Lake District prices, but best pub we've eaten in in Coniston. Good beer, great atmosphere, great fish and chips, great burgers!! Friendly staff, welcoming open fire.

Thank Jen B
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped for a quick pint, following a short walk with our dog. We were met by a very friendly bar maid, who promptly offered to get a drink for our dog - which made us feel very welcome (you're never quite sure if people want...More

Thank Megalomaniac74
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Hi, we are sorry that you had a bad experience at the sun. we only wish that you had asked for an owner as we would of come to talk to you, this incident will be getting looked into. as for the sign that has been there for over 10 years, we like to keep it a free area for people who need to park in a flat area or unloading. hope you change your mind on the sun some day.
31 July 2015|
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Response from 1jeff | Reviewed this property |
The question was not for me as this is not my review
frank b
is the sun inn pet friendly
28 April 2015|
Response from Andy C | Reviewed this property |
I have just been to the Sun , and there were 2 or 3 dogs in the eating area near the bar, and 2 more in another room. Unfortunate smell of wet dog, but yes, pets seem to be welcome.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Near Walna Scar Road, Coniston LA21 8HQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Duddon Valley  >  Coniston
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 41248
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