Sun Inn

Crook, Near 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.

Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: Crook, Near Kendal LA8 8LA
  • Cross Street: .
  • 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
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Business Hours

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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.69 out of 5 stars based on 228 votes

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Apr 18, 2022
Elaine W.
We loved the food & the portions were very generous. We also loved the homely feel so we will definitely be back.

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Mar 10, 2022
Haydn P.
excellent as usual back again next month when we are back in the lakes

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Feb 28, 2022
Connie G.
Great menu choices for vegetarians and vegans too

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Feb 26, 2022
Rebecca N.
Busy Sunday afternoon but excellent service. Great food, huge portions, highly recommend!

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Jan 12, 2022
Brian W.
1st visit and will definitely return if in the area. Landlady was lovely, food excellent and a lovely ‘olde world’ village pub

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Jan 05, 2022
Cathy S.
The food was really good as it usually is and good selection to choose from. The pub is lovely and the owner and staff are really nice. We will be back again soon.

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Dec 11, 2021
Matt S.
A wonderful country pub with wonderful food and a great atmosphere

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Nov 24, 2021
Stephen H.
Fantastic Sunday lunch, all fresh with generous portion sizes. Friendly service

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Oct 01, 2021
Ian E.
We had a great time food was perfect and staff was perfect

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Sep 28, 2021
Mark P.
Excellent service and food as always

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Sep 18, 2021
Suzanne P.
Good service . Excellent meal . We would definitely return and would highly recommend .

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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.

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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
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Jul 24, 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.

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Jul 12, 2021
Geoffrey N.
Excellent food and service at a fair price. Will definitely return!

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Jul 10, 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

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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.

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Jul 02, 2021
David S.
Great staff brilliant atmosphere best pub in this area would recommend this pub for great food

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Jun 16, 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...

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Jun 07, 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 !!

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May 27, 2021
David S.
Always an excellent dinning out experience.

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Aug 17, 2021
Rosie W.
Excellent, friendly service from the staff and made to feel very welcome.

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Jul 28, 2021
Owen R.
All good

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Jul 11, 2021
Janice H.
Food excellent - very large portions. Service was quick and friendly. Would definitely go again next time I am in the area.

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May 31, 2021
Matt W.
Lovely pub with good food and very dog friendly!

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Apr 11, 2022
Rachael M.
The only reason for the 8 was an obvious smell of dogs. However, we were aware before we visited that the pub was pet friendly. Did not affect the visit and the service and food was really great!!!

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Nov 11, 2021
Leonard C.
Food was fad just the way I like it know its not everybody's taste. Nice to see a nice un spoiled pud dog friendly pleasant friendly staff would recommed a visit or two we will be back.

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Sep 28, 2021
Jonathan B.
An excellent Sunday Lunch - good spacing in dining rooms and attentive staff.

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Aug 09, 2021
Jim B.
The hottest chicken wings in the world (a good thing). Great service, friendly people and well priced.

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Jul 01, 2021
Paul R.
Really nice selection of food and beer. Good portions.

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Jun 12, 2021
Ian M.
No complaints at all.

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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
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Jun 14, 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.