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The Sun Inn

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Main Street, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0NT, England
+44 15394 36236
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Halstead, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

We stayed at this very well run and really friendly inn for 3 nights from the 3rd feb. the inn itself is wonderful, great food, and very nice rooms. Alex the manager is a really nice guy, and in the evening you are made very welcome, you need to reserve a table to eat of an evening, our favourite was... More 

Thank chrissale
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely food and very reasonably priced . Stunning views outside. Friendly staff as well . Highly recommend

1 Thank Jennifer B
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here for the live music because we had heard that the singer was good. He was great , and we had a really good night. Mixture of songs right across the board, with new and old . Didn't eat in restaraunt so can't comment on that but drinks were reasonable prices and atmosphere was buzzing . All in all... More 

2 Thank toni1041
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to eat here on the first night of our stay. The food was absolutely INCREDIBLE. Great recommendations from the staff who were friendly and attentive throughout. I had the slow cooked lamb shoulder which literally fell off the bone. My boyfriend had the fish and chips who quoted it may have been the best fish ever. Thoroughly enjoyed the... More 

2 Thank WJ-Cray
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126 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped off here on Saturday for lunch with hubby and our little dog. Good home cooked food, varied menu and friendly staff. Would recommend and would definitely return.

1 Thank louis5
Saint Mawgan, Cornwall, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great Northern pub. Nice memorabilia, shows the football, friendly staff, good food and nice ales. Best pub in Hawkshead.

2 Thank Sam983
Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here on Friday night and it was good fun. There was a live band and plenty of people around. Good choice of drinks and a good atmosphere, we stayed for the whole night just drinking and talking, and it was a pleasant place to do this on a Friday night. Our favourite pub in Hawkshead having visited all of... More 

1 Thank weirdybeardy2017
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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378 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose here to eat one night, as we were staying in Ambleside for a week and wanted to explore somewhere a bit further afield. It's a nice pub in a village setting. One of us had the curry, which was nice, but exceedingly hot for our tastes! The other meal was good.

1 Thank cngj
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice place - sat in restaurant area on a Saturday night, great choice of fresh and interesting food, excellently prepared and presented, full of flavour. After two courses, cheese, coffee and a bottle of good wine was also very pleased at the bill - very good value. Recommended - will return for sure

1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This pub has a really good atmosphere, is quaint, and sells what looked like good food, I only went in for a pint of beer, which was very good.

1 Thank chipbuttyman

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0NT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside  >  Hawkshead
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 36236

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