The Sun Inn

Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria

This 400-year-old inn in a market town between the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales comes with beams, exposed stonework and a five-foot bedroom doorway but has been carefully updated with a modern touch. More

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Good Hotel Guide Review

This 400-year-old inn in a market town between the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales comes with beams, exposed stonework and a five-foot bedroom doorway but has been carefully updated with a modern touch. Step through the whitewashed portico into the large bar with its wood-burning stove, and there’s a ‘warm welcome’ and ‘lovely wine’. Everything feels ‘cosy but uncluttered’, with light, country colours and Windsor chairs, while the dining area has exposed-stone and claret-red walls. Bedrooms, gradually being refurbished, are mostly on the small side but are stylish with handmade furniture, local artwork and jolly checks and tartans. Some have window seats. Bright-white bathrooms, some with a freestanding bath, are stocked with sweet-smelling soaps from local producer Bath House. The ‘amazing’ food is modern British, with dishes such as herb fishcakes, lamb with smoked mash, and a rhubarb dessert with ‘just the right texture and a pleasing amount of tartness’. Breakfast’s ‘generous’ buffet is followed by well-prepared hot dishes. ‘Despite the church clock chiming through the night, we would happily stay again.’

Hotel details

Address

6 Market Street
Kirkby Lonsdale
Cumbria
LA6 2AU
England

Telephone

01524 271965

Bedrooms

11.

Open

all year, restaurant closed Mon lunch.

Facilities

bar, restaurant, in-room TV (Freeview), parking, bar and restaurant wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.

Background music

in bar.

Children

all ages welcomed, cots free, extra bed £20.

Dogs

allowed in bedrooms (£20 per night, welcome pack), public rooms (separate dog-friendly area in restaurant).

Credit cards

MC, Visa.

Prices

B&B doubles from £99, singles from £95. À la carte £33. 1-night bookings usually refused Sat (but ring to check).