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A meander from the River Lune, this 17th-century inn by the old churchyard in the historic market town reserves a special welcome for walkers and their dogs. More

Contact details

Sun Inn
6 Market Street,
Kirkby Lonsdale
Cumbria
LA6 2AU.
England
Tel 015242 71965,

Hotel information

Bedrooms

11

Open

All year except Christmas Day.

Facilities

Bar, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), parking (permits supplied).

Background music

In bar.

Children

All ages welcomed.

Dogs

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

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

Per room B&B £115–£190, D,B&B £179–£258. À la carte £34.

Good Hotel Guide Review

A meander from the River Lune, this 17th-century inn by the old churchyard in the historic market town reserves a special welcome for walkers and their dogs. Iain and Jenny Black took over ownership in 2017; the real ales, log fires, wonky beams and ‘friendly atmosphere’ remain. There’s modern country cooking in the restaurant and bar (perhaps rosemary and garlic hogget, crapaudine beetroot, creamed potato); and your dog can also look forward to a treat. Bedrooms have a carpet of Swaledale wool, and nice amenities: fresh milk, Cumbrian biscuits, bottled water. Breakfast includes home-made granola, pastries, and fresh and poached fruit on the buffet.

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Sun Inn
6 Market Street,
Kirkby Lonsdale
Cumbria
LA6 2AU.

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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