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The sun and moon make their haste, but this 400-year-old inn near the river Lune remains a dependably restful spot for travellers, walkers and their dogs. More

Contact details

The Sun Inn
6 Market Street
01524 271965

Hotel information




all year.


bar, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), parking (permits supplied), bar and restaurant wheelchair accessible.

Background music

in bar.


all ages welcomed.


allowed in bedrooms, public rooms (separate dog-friendly area in restaurant).

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.


per room B&B £117–£169, D,B&B £177–£229. À la carte £34.

Good Hotel Guide Review

The sun and moon make their haste, but this 400-year-old inn near the River Lune remains a dependably restful spot for locals, travellers, hikers and their dogs. Iain and Jenny Black maintain a ‘friendly atmosphere’. The bar is popular for its real ales and log fires; wonky beams add to the ambience. Well-regarded modern country cooking features in the restaurant (dogs can also look forward to a treat after long walkies on the fells). Country-style bedrooms have a comfortable Cumbrian-made bed, Swaledale wool carpets, a host of extras: fresh milk, local biscuits, bottled water. Come morning, a tasty breakfast of home-made granola, pastries, fresh and poached fruit on the buffet.

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The Sun Inn
6 Market Street

Guest comments

'One of my favourite places to stay. The surrounding area is beautiful, and abounds in walks of every variety, and the town is delightful. My room, on the second floor, had exposed beams and fine furniture. The en-suite bathroom was modern and well equipped. We had booked dinner for both nights and so good was my main dish of local roast lamb that I chose it on both evenings. Puddings were light and scrumptious, and service was faultless. House wines by the glass are barely more expensive, pro rata, than buying them by the bottle. Breakfasts were superb: freshly squeezed orange juice; butter and preserves free of irritating packaging; eggs, bacon, sausages and black pudding all from local sources, beautifully cooked and served. Presentation is top-notch in all departments: the warm, friendly staff, the napery and cutlery, the most attractive bar, the cleanliness and comfort throughout, the ambience and of course, the food. ' - Trevor Lockwood - August, 2013
'A beautifully appointed,well-run small hotel with good food. The beds were comfortable and the rooms well thought out. Room 7 looks over the church and is very special. Delicious breakfast. At dinner a good choice of main courses; sensible wine list. Staff excellent throughout. Owners Lucy and Mark Fuller were part of the team who looked after us. Only hazard is the parking. ' - Humphrey Norrington - November, 2011

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