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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

6 Market Street
Kirkby Lonsdale
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
Kirkby Lonsdale

Guest comments

'A lovely bedroom. Not too many cushions to remove. Dinner was imaginative and good; staff were helpful and friendly. The breakfast buffet was generous. Despite the church clock chiming throughout the night we would stay again. ' - Sara Price - May, 2019
'One of my favourite places to stay. The surrounding area is beautiful. My room, on the second floor, had exposed beams and fine furniture. The en-suite bathroom was modern and well equipped. Dinner was very good. Puddings were light and scrumptious, and service was faultless. Breakfasts were superb: butter and preserves free of irritating packaging;. Presentation is top-notch in all departments: the 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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Last updated: October 8, 2018. Information from the 2019 Good Hotel Guide