Sun Inn

Main St, Kendal LA8 8LA
$$ English

The Sun Inn is a traditional Lakeland Inn dating from 1711 with stone floors and roaring fires in the winter, low hanging wooden beams, and exposed brick.

Originally, the Inn was a row of cottages with one enterprising resident serving beer from the front room of one of the cottages. Visitors to the area increased during the early 19th century thanks to the establishment of Crook Mill where bobbins were manufactured, and as a result, the Inn became a fulltime establishment.

The Sun Inn ticks all the boxes for a quintessential countryside pub. Filled with rustic charm, this is a traditional Lakeland Inn where visitors are able to escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life and enjoy the simple pleasures of real ale and hearty home cooked food.

If you are a walker, cyclist or having a family day out The Sun Inn is the place for you. With plenty of parking, and immediate access to numerous easy, scenic, and low-level walks, remarkably close to Lake Windermere not far from Kendal, our customers visit us again and again. We like to get to know you personally and we know that, whether you are staying for a few days, or just grabbing a pint (or two), you have probably just had an exciting, exhausting day out, and want to relax, and enjoy some home cooked food, without having to remove your walking boots, or worry about what you are going to do with the dog.

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Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: Main St, Kendal LA8 8LA
  • Cross Street: Crook
  • Cuisine: English |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Pub
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Car Park |
  • Payment Options: VISA | MasterCard | Cash | Apple Pay | Android Pay | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 01539 821 351
  • Features: Live Entertainment, Outdoor Seating, Takeout Available, Working Fireplace, Lounge / Bar, Healthy Options, Free Wi-Fi,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Meet for a Drink, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Dog Friendly, Quick Bite, Date Night,

Photos

Sun Inn - Sun Terrace
Sun Inn - Cumberland Sausage and mash Sun Inn - Ice cold Heineken Sun Inn - 12oz Thick Cut gammon Sun Inn - Wine o'clock Sun Inn - Outside View Sun Inn - Chicken caesar salad Sun Inn - Welcoming open fire Sun Inn - Outside patio

Events & Special Hours

Festive Week
Dec. 27, 2021 - Dec. 30, 2021 All Day 12:00 - 20:00
New Years Day Lunch
Jan. 1, 2022 All Day 12:00 - 21:00

Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
WINTER 12:00 - 19:00
Valid between: Nov. 1, 2021 - Dec. 24, 2021
All day 12:00 - 18:45
Valid between: Jan. 5, 2022 - Jan. 9, 2022
All Day - Restaurant 12:00 - 19:45
Valid between: Jan. 1, 2019 - Oct. 31, 2021
Thursday
WINTER 16:00 - 19:00
Valid between: Nov. 1, 2021 - Dec. 24, 2021
All day 16:00 - 18:45
Valid between: Jan. 5, 2022 - Jan. 8, 2022
All Day 12:00 - 19:45
Valid between: May 21, 2021 - Oct. 31, 2021
Friday
All day service 12:00 - 18:45
Valid between: Jan. 5, 2022 - Jan. 9, 2022
All day service 12:00 - 18:45
All Day - Restaurant 12:00 - 19:45
Valid between: May 21, 2021 - Dec. 24, 2021
Saturday
All Day - Restaurant 12:00 - 20:00
Valid between: May 22, 2021 - Dec. 23, 2021
Food served all day 12:30 - 18:45
Valid between: Jan. 5, 2022 - Jan. 9, 2022
Sunday
ALL DAY 12:00 - 17:00
Valid between: Nov. 1, 2021 - Dec. 24, 2021
Food served all day 12:00 - 16:45
Valid between: Jan. 14, 2022 - March 27, 2022
Restaurant 12:00 - 19:30
Valid between: May 23, 2021 - Oct. 31, 2021
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.64 out of 5 stars based on 151 votes

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Oct 01, 2021
Ian E.
We had a great time food was perfect and staff was perfect

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Sep 28, 2021
Mark P.
Excellent service and food as always

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 18, 2021
Suzanne P.
Good service . Excellent meal . We would definitely return and would highly recommend .

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 10, 2021
Amanda L.
This was an excellent pub. Food was to a high standard. Pauline was welcoming and friendly. To top it all it was steak night - 0a free bottle of house wine with any two steaks. My husband chose the gammon. It was a proper gammon steak not one of those round processed things you usually get served up. The house wine was delicious. An absolute bonus. Despite being full I couldn't resist the rhubarb crumble which was beautifully crisp and crunchy. Again delicious. Thoroughly recommend this place.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 28, 2021
Helen B.
We enjoyed a typical bar snack (scampi and gammon) - which is what we were looking for . Plenty on the menu to suit all tastes. Food was beautifully presented, cooked excellently and staff/service very friendly and efficient. Will be returning.!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 23, 2021
Emily S.
Lovely pub, with a great atmosphere and amazing menu. The food was incredible and the service was very prompt. Had a really lovely evening and would definitely visit again when in the area. Highly recommend.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jul 12, 2021
Geoffrey N.
Excellent food and service at a fair price. Will definitely return!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jul 09, 2021
Rachel T.
Easy to book, got a table for the match. Lovely staff and food. We were on holiday and would defo go back

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 05, 2021
Jayne D.
We are on holiday and booked in advance for the day we arrived. Had a great meal and the waitress was very funny and very attentive. Liked it so much booked to go again . Food was lovely.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 6/10
Jul 01, 2021
David S.
Great staff brilliant atmosphere best pub in this area would recommend this pub for great food

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jun 15, 2021
Neil W.
Had two fab meals and Racheal the owner was so attentive and looked after us. Our dog Rufus was also so spoilt rotten....had his own bed and fed treats...

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 06, 2021
Heather R.
Everything as expected. Good service and friendly. Food great. However on the booking site it says the Sun inn is on MainSt Kendal !!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 27, 2021
David S.
Always an excellent dinning out experience.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 16, 2021
Rosie W.
Excellent, friendly service from the staff and made to feel very welcome.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 28, 2021
Owen R.
All good

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 10, 2021
Janice H.
Food excellent - very large portions. Service was quick and friendly. Would definitely go again next time I am in the area.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 31, 2021
Matt W.
Lovely pub with good food and very dog friendly!

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 27, 2021
Jonathan B.
An excellent Sunday Lunch - good spacing in dining rooms and attentive staff.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 08, 2021
Jim B.
The hottest chicken wings in the world (a good thing). Great service, friendly people and well priced.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 01, 2021
Paul R.
Really nice selection of food and beer. Good portions.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 9/10
Jun 11, 2021
Ian M.
No complaints at all.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 20, 2021
Suzanne S.
Lovely place Would Highly Recommend So Dog friendly Food was Great to, Nice atmosphere Busy as Holiday period and Sunny July

Overall: 7/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Jun 13, 2021
Lynne B.
Food was fab as usual. Staff friendly,band it’s very welcoming. However, could have used an additional staff member as service was compromised. Needed one person just doing drinks orders, as drinks didn’t arrive until we’d finished food.