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The Sun Hotel

) #14 of 16 Restaurants in Coniston $$ - $$$ , British,
Near Walna Scar Road, Coniston LA21 8HQ, England
+44 15394 41248
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good27%
  • Average18%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible22%
Travellers talk about
“whitebait” (3 reviews)
“baguette” (3 reviews)
“steak” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub
$$ - $$$
Near Walna Scar Road, Coniston LA21 8HQ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a meal here on a Friday night. It was quite quiet, which we found unusual as the rest of Coniston and the other pubs were really busy but maybe people didn't want to climb the hill up to the Sun! Fairly decent pub...More

Thank Julie_Matt_11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We'd just finished our climb of old man coniston and just what we needed was a pint and a snack. We had squid, tempura prawns and beer battered halloumi, it was delicious but what made it was being finished off by well dressed salads, each...More

Thank Fligger
Reviewed 20 June 2017

Just returned from a weekend break. We visited The Sun Inn for an evening meal. The place was very relaxed and very friendly. The menu is limited however our party of 4 people had the steak and it was delicious! Could do with loosing a...More

Thank traceybarber2016
Reviewed 31 May 2017

The Sun Hotel is strangely still less well known that the Black Bull which always surprises me. The beer is excellent and they have usually about 8 different ones on. Food is OK, by that I mean its tasty and there's nothing wrong with it...More

Thank KendalianK
Reviewed 22 May 2017

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 21 May 2017 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 16 May 2017

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 12 May 2017

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 9 May 2017

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 20 April 2017

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
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1 August 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
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, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
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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